Healthy Parks Healthy People is a global movement with a holistic approach to promoting parks as a gateway to health. The Cache Creek Conservancy along with its partners are teaming together to bring this movement to Yolo County!
We are working with local health care professionals to prescribe time in nature as a health remedy and creating opportunities for our community members to engage with nature. Through Healthy Parks Healthy People we also provide special experiences for adults and families affected by dementia.
The Yolo Healthy Parks Healthy People project is funded by a grant from Dignity Health Foundation. The project has a two approaches to communicating the health benefits of being outdoors. Read more...
Outreach campaign to medical and health care professionals about the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature.
A series of monthly visits to the Cache Creek Nature Preserve for those living with Dementia (patients, families, caregivers)
Social and traditional media outreach about importance of nature to health, as well as holding planting days and other events to provide the public with opportunities to get outside!
Come enjoy the connection to nature, connection to yourself, and open space to breathe and be.
Yoga offerings are an outdoor, hour-long class on Sunday mornings. In this Hatha flow style class, we connect with our breath, body, and mind.
Sessions will resume when weather permits.
Check out the participating parks and green spaces by visiting Park RX America. Ask your doctor about the benefits of nature today!
View parks in our area by typing in a city name and distance range. Expand the range to see more parks such as Capay Open Space Park, in Esparto!
A walk at the any of the parks or open spaces listed below exposes visitors to increased biodiversity and natural sights and sounds. These factors can lead to psychological and physical benefits such as increase physical activity, lower blood glucose, vitamin D absorption, relaxation, and sense of awe and vitality which all support immune function. A healthy, functioning immune system results in health outcomes such as decrease in anxiety, depression, diabetes, migraines, and respiratory disease.
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Graphic credit: Ming Kuo. How might contact with nature promote human health? Promising mechanisms and a possible central pathway. Frontiers in Psychology, 2015; 6 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01093