The Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area collaborative began in 2012 with the goal of bringing together park and health agencies throughout the Bay Area, united by a vision that parks have a role to play in building community health.
To improve the health and well-being of all Bay Area residents, especially those with high health needs, through the regular use and enjoyment of parks and public lands.
Our Collaborative Partners
Department of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism at San Francisco State University
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Section of San Francisco Department of Public Health
Point Bonita YMCA, A Branch of the YMCA of San Francisco
Solano County Department of Health and Social Services
Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) is launched by Australian park agency Parks Victoria.
East Bay Regional Park District brings the concept of HPHP to the Bay Area.
East Bay Regional Park District, the National Park Service and the Institute at the Golden Gate host the first HPHP Regional Collaborative meetings.
The number of partner agencies in the HPHP Regional Collaborative expands and the group formally becomes known as the Healthy Parks Healthy People: Bay Area (HPHP: Bay Area) collaborative.
First Saturday programs are launched across the Bay Area.
The HPHP: Bay Area collaborative and the San Francisco Department of Public Health conduct a training for Bay Area health and park agencies on how nature can improve an individual's health.
On September 21, 2016 the HPHP: Bay Area collaborative in partnership with the Institute at the Golden Gate and Bay Area Moves! hosted the Health Outdoors! Parks and Public Health Forum. As an event, Health Outdoors! sought to bring together those who work at the intersection of health and nature, and provide them with a space to learn from one another, share best practices, and build partnerships.