Healthy Parks, Healthy People: National Park Teams Up With SF Senior Center For First Annual Pier To Pier Walk
Contact: Morgan Smith, 415-561-7049
What: A mile-long walking historic tour of San Francisco waterfront history, part of the new “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” initiative to promote outdoor exercise for people of all ages.
When: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00am to Noon. Ranger-led walk begins 9:30am.
Where: Meet behind the Maritime Museum, 890 Beach Street, at the water’s edge.
Cost: Free. $5 raffle tickets available.
Public Contact: Jan Freeman, 415-775-1869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in kicking off its first annual Pier to Pier Walk in partnership with the San Francisco Senior Center and the Healthy Parks, Healthy People Bay Area initiative on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:00am. This collaboration promotes innovative, healthy activities for people of all ages as well as encourages outdoor fitness by walking through the beauty and magnificence of San Francisco Bay.
Stroll through decades of San Francisco waterfront history with a Park Ranger on this free, mile-long tour of Aquatic Park, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Bathhouse murals and Hyde Street Pier. The walk finishes at the tip of Municipal Pier. Participants can also visit health and resource tables, see fitness demonstrations of Hula, Zumba, and more, and enter a raffle for great prizes!
Healthy Parks, Healthy People (HPHP) is an international initiative and a regional collaboration of more than 40 park, health, and community agencies. Formed in the Bay Area in 2012, HPHP now includes representation from all nine counties. The Bay Area initiative aims to improve the health and well-being of all local residents – especially those with high health needs – through the regular use and enjoyment of parks and public lands.
The San Francisco Senior Center’s mission is to provide opportunities for people to improve the quality of their lives and to live and age well and independently in their homes and communities. Founded in 1947, the San Francisco Senior Center is the oldest nonprofit senior center in the nation, offering classes, workshops, fitness programs, nutritious lunches, and critical social services to more than 2,000 older adults and adults with disabilities.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District. For more information about the park and its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr/