Palomar Mountain State Park Health and Wellness

Palomar Mountain State Park and Social Media 19952 State Park Drive, Palomar Mountain, CA

Post a video about the different kinds of experiences you can get at the park for health and wellness, e.g. the pond being great for meditation and relaxation, which trails to take for a relaxing walk, which trails to take for a decent hike, and which trails to take for a challenging trek. Park Interpretive …

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Tai Chi at the Beach

Huntington State Beach 21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA

Start your morning with tai chi led by our volunteers

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Hike at McKenzie Point to Winchell Bay

McKenzie Point parking lot 5290 Millerton Rd, Friant, CA

Meet at the parking lot at McKenzie Point to begin a hike along the Blue Oak Trail. Contouring the lakeshore, we will make our way around the bend and into Winchell Bay. The walk will offer views of the recreation area and a chance to stay healthy with a little morning exercise.

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Redwood Relaxation

Campfire Center at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Pfeiffer Big Sur Rd, Big Sur, CA 93920, Big Sur, CA

This one-hour program will meet at the Campfire Center at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Learn how redwoods contribute to the well-being of visitors to Big Sur State Parks. Type: In-person program Group size maximum: 20 Cost: $10/vehicle entry fee Directions: 26 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1

$10.00

A Walk on the Beach-Then and Now

Cardiff (Seaside) State Beach 355 S Coast Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA

Much has changed over time, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that a walk along the beach can lift our spirits. If visiting a local beach today is not possible, please join us virtually for a walk at Cardiff (Seaside) State Beach, also home to Swami’s State Marine Conservation Area, to enjoy the view, …

Health & Wellness Hike

Berns Amphitheater - Lower Moro Day Use Area - Crystal Cove State Park 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA

Join a park naturalist for a health and wellness hike at Crystal Cove State Park. Learn about local flora and fauna while enjoying the backcountry of Crystal Cove.

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Guided Lava Bluffs Trail Hike

Lave Bluffs Trailhead 1171 CA-4, Arnold, CA

Meet at the Lava Bluffs Trailhead. This moderate to strenuous 2.5 mile trail will take the group through varied environments and across a volcanic formation with a chance of spotting wildflowers. There are many steep sections along this trail, including some with difficult footing. Long pants and sturdy shoes are advised. Allow 2–3 hours and …

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Fido on a Fire Road

Jack Knight Hall 1172 CA-4, Arnold, CA

Meet at Jack Knight Hall for an approximately 2 mile hike on a park fire road to the Scenic Overlook. While dogs are not allowed on trails in the park, they are allowed on fire roads. There are a number of great fire roads throughout the park. All dogs must be on a 6ft maximum …

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Asilomar Coastal Walk

Asilomar Coastal Trail 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

This two-hour, two-mile roundtrip walk begins at the Asilomar Social Hall at the Asilomar Conference Grounds. A walk on the Asilomar Coast trail promotes physical and mental health with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, coastal wildlife, and native plants. Easy-moderate walk; visitors should wear good walking shoes, sun protection, and bring water. Type: In-person …

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Parks PE at Hearst Castle

Online

Join us live on the California State Parks Facebook page for some fun and invigorating exercises from Hearst Castle!

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Health and Wellness Day at Point Cabrillo

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse SHP 13800 Point Cabrillo Dr, Mendocino, CA

Walk, breathe and stretch at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. Explore the trails on your own or with a PCLK docent (meet at 10am in the parking lot next to the Kearn Family Farmhouse Visitor Center), engage in a stretching session (time TBA) and enjoy the ocean breeze.

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Shasta State Historic Park StoryWalk

Shasta State Historic Park 15312 CA-299, Redding, CA

Bring your little ones out to explore and walk along some of the quieter trails that meander among the historic buildings within the park while reading pages together as a family from an illustrated children's book.The location for the featured StoryWalk® at Shasta State Historic Park is in the picnic area of the park next …

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Mindful Moments – Journaling by the Sea

Social Media

Mindful moments help you stay happy, healthy, and connected to nature. Join Park Interpretive Specialist, Carissa Towne, for nature journaling tips live on San Luis Obispo Coast District YouTube Channel.

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Adventure Lab with Gary the Grey Squirrel

Shasta State Historic Park 15312 CA-299, Redding, CA

Come on out to the park and have some fun while you get some exercise playing Adventure Lab! Those steps will add up as you find the clues to solve the puzzle. The Adventure Lab® app guides players through the process of a unique outdoor scavenger hunt, find clues, solve puzzles, and complete Adventures.

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Nature Notes

Mount Diablo State Park 2675 Mt Diablo Scenic Blvd, Danville, CA

Whether one page or the start of a nature journal, taking notes is a way to slow down and enjoy being in nature. Join us on a short stroll with plenty of opportunities to stop and take a closer look at what is around us, above us, and underfoot. We’ll provide some tips on observing …

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Kayak Safety and Tour

Oneill Forebay 31426 Gonzaga Road, Gustine, CA

State Park lifeguards will talk aquatic safety while operating a kayak including weather condition concerns such as wind. Demonstration on safe kayak use will take place followed by a short practice and tour of the south beach area of San Luis Creek on the water. Bring water, clothing appropriate for water activities, sunscreen, personal floatation …

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Pastimes of Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Old Town San Diego SHP Park Plaza, San Diego, CA

How did the children that lived in Old Town San Diego spend their free time? Outdoors! Discover the different games that would have been played by inhabitants of what is now Old Town San Diego, including the Kumeyaay game ‘p’shok,’ as well as lawn games such as ‘hoop and stick,’ egg races, and tug of …

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Park Walk at Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach Lifeguard Tower 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA

Park Walk; join us at the Lifeguard Tower for an hour long, informative walk throughout the Park; Mission Hospital Trauma Center to have an info table at beginning of the walk to promote public safety.

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Nature Journaling for Mental Health

Butano State Park 1500 Cloverdale Rd, Pescadero, CA

Nature Journaling is the practice of intentional curiosity and mindfulness in nature. Join a State Park Interpreter to learn about the benefits of documenting your experiences and observations, as well as some beginner-friendly skills and exercises to help you deepen your relationship with nature. Use the paper & colored pencils provided by us or bring …

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Free Kayak Tour

Refugio State Beach 10 Refugio Beach Rd, Goleta, CA

Adventure awaits! Enjoy a free guided kayak tour of the beautiful Gaviota Coastline. We will be exploring the prolific kelp beds, absorbing inspiring coastal views, and discovering a region full of abundant marine life. Reminder List for Participants: Hats, sunscreen, and comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting wet. In Park Location: Meet outside of …

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“Forest Bathing” at Sugar Pine Preserve

Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park 7360 W Lake Blvd, Tahoma, CA

Not just a walk in the woods, the practice of forest bathing (Shinrinyoku) involves using all of one's senses to take in the forest atmosphere. Developed in Japan in the 1980s, this meditative practice has proven health benefits including lowering stress hormones and raising immunity. Join us on a forest bathing, meditative walk through Sugar …

Journaling, Hiking, and New Ways to Enjoy Nature

Olompali State Historic Park 8901 Redwood Boulevard, Novato

Come out and celebrate Health and Wellness Day with an Interpreter lead ~3 mile hike along the Miwok Loop Trail at Olompali State Historic Park. Explore the diverse natural and cultural landscape of Olompali SHP, learn techniques for observing the natural landscape, how to start a nature journal, and ways to get the most out …

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Mental health interpretive hike

Donner Memorial State Park 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA

Time in nature is scientifically proven to boost your mood, lower anxiety, and so much more! Listen to the sounds of nature as we hike deeper into the park. Bring your lunch and we’ll picnic in the shade by a backwoods pond. Distance: 3.5 mi., easy hike Meeting at: Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center, …

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Health and Wellness Hike

Sawmill Flats Nature Hike Stone Creek Campground 5 miles North of Idyllwild on HWY 243, CA

Hike with park staff on the Sawmill Flats Trail from Stone Creek Campground. The hike is roughly 4 miles round trip with an approximate 767 foot elevation change. It is considered a fairly easy hike that is suitable for families and beginner hikers. Bring water and decent hiking boots or outdoor type shoes

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ParkRx: Forest Therapy Walk — CA State Parks Week

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood

Have you heard about Shinrin-yoku or Forest bathing? Here is an opportunity to take a walk and experience the practice for yourself to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, (June 14-18) presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and …

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Monterey History Walk

Monterey State Historic Park 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA

What better way to stay healthy than going for an easy stroll and learning about history? Join Monterey State Historic Park staff as we walk through historic gardens and discover significant buildings and characters from yesteryear. Begin at the historic Custom House adjacent to Fishermen’s Wharf, downtown Monterey. Easy walk - approx. 0.5 miles.Type: In-person …

$10.00

Nature Journaling at the Blue Oak Picnic area

Blue Oak Picnic Area 5290 Millerton Rd, Friant, CA

Escape the heat of the day and take shade at the Blue Oak Picnic area, where you can appreciate nature while staying cool. Create your own nature journal and allow your creativity to flow. Practice mindfulness by taking time to appreciate the natural beauty around you, while journaling or creating works of art. Please, park …

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Walk through a Gold Mine

Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E Empire St, Grass Valley, CA

Meet at 11am from the Main Parking Lot. Hiking the 2.5 mile Osborn Hill Loop Trail, a moderate trail with some elevation gain/loss. Suggested ages: 10+ and 30 people as the maximum. Dogs on leash are allowed on this trail, however, please leave your dogs at home for the group hike. The Osborn Hill Loop …

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Guided Three Senses Trail Hike

Three Senses Trailhead 1173 CA-4, Arnold, CA

Meet at the Big Stump and enjoy an accessible guided hike of the 800ft Three Senses Trail. This hike focuses on the senses of hearing, touching and smelling. Please allow for 45 mins.

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Oceano Dunes’ Health and Wellness

Oceano Dunes District Visitor Center 555 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA

Guiton Hall Trail Project Grand Opening Celebration New ADA access and trail improvements. Celebrate trail improvements. Self-guided walk. Scavenger hunt for children. Docent/park staff on site, discuss; Bird identification. Native plant garden. Lagoon habitat.

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Nature Journaling

Calaveras Big Trees - Campfire Center 1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA

You don’t have to hike to enjoy nature. During this guided exercise, you learn how to focus your mind and appreciate the detail of the forest community. The creation of a nature journal allows for creativity and relaxation.

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Kite Day at Candlestick Point SRA

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area 500 Hunters Point Expressway, San Francisco

Candlestick Point SRA is one of the best spots for wind sports in San Francisco. Join us on Health and Wellness Day to take advantage of our windy weather with kite flying activities. Bring your own kite or borrow one of ours, as we fly kites, create a kite-themed craft, and learn about our other …

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Wildflower Wellness!

Mendocino Headlands SP 45035 Main St, Mendocino, CA

Join MendoParks and park staff for a wildflower exploration along the Mendocino Headlands followed by plant-inspired yoga at Big River Beach. We’ll begin at the Ford House Visitor Center and Museum for a brief wildflower talk with MendoParks docent Mario Aberu, who will then take us on a wildflower exploration from the Mendocino Headlands down …

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Therapeutic Thursday

Los Angeles State Historic Park, Wetland Area 1245 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Therapeutic Thursday will be an afternoon of health and wellness related programming in the quiet, naturalized wetland area of Los Angeles State Historic Park. The event will highlight health and wellness related program offerings at the park, including Tai Chi and Yoga classes, and offer special day-of programs which may include forest bathing, a sunset …

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Monterey History Walk

Monterey State Historic Park 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA

Program Description: What better way to stay healthy than going for an easy stroll and learning about history? Join Monterey State Historic Park staff as we walk through historic gardens and discover significant buildings and characters from yesteryear. Begin at the historic Custom House adjacent to Fishermen’s Wharf, downtown Monterey. Easy walk - approx. 0.5 …

$10.00

Yoga at the Historic Cottage Patio

San Clemente State Beach Historic Cottage Visitor Center 225 Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA

Free yoga class at the Historic Cottage patio lead by Jessica Seabern.

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