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 Yolo Healthy Parks Healthy People adults and families affected by dementia have special experiences in nature and much needed respite.
The Yolo Healthy Parks Healthy People project is funded by a grant from Dignity Health Foundation. Read more...
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.
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. More events and opportunities to get outside below!
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.
Planting days, trail maintenance, guided tours, environmental education, and more.
Following health guidelines for physically and socially distanced events for individuals or small groups, our volunteers are involved, outside, and taking in the health benefits of nature!
Check out the participating parks and green spaces by visiting Park RX America.
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!
Ask your doctor for a nature script at your next appointment!
your donation directly supports a healthier local environment and community
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Icons created by Arafat Uddin, Ranah Pixel Studio and Stephen Borengasser courtesy of The Noun Project.
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