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Seattle Parks and Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy You

 

Recreation Director: Kelly Guy
(206) 684-7157 | kelly.guy@seattle.gov


Special Announcements

Walking works! First Lady Michelle Obama, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin have issued a call to action on walking. The Surgeon Generalís Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation, released in 2010, outlines prevention opportunities to address our nationís health needs. By promoting good nutrition, regular physical activity and stress management, Americans can achieve good health.

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Healthy Parks, Healthy You

We Are Committed To Providing Physical Activity And Wellness Programs To Our Diverse Community!

Hula Dancers at the 2011 Big Day or Play - Click here to view a slide show
Click here to view a slideshow of Healthy Parks, Healthy You events, activities, and programs.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 (new location and date!) Big Day of Play - Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Genessee Park and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center!

What is Seattle Parks And Recreation's Healthy Parks, Healthy You Initiative?

The Healthy Parks Healthy You Initiative (HPHY) is designed to promote physical activity and wellness programs that serve our diverse community. Seattle Parks and Recreation partners with Public Health-Seattle & King County to plan and implement different components of the initiative with the National Recreation and Parks Association’s “Step in to Action: Guidelines to Community Health and Livability” program.

Seattle Parks and Recreation established The Healthy Parks Healthy You Committee in 2008 with the goal of bringing the HPHY Initiative to life. The Committee is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating specific “Action Items” that support healthy programs and lifestyles. HPHY members serve as ambassadors for the health initiative to the public and to Parks employees.

Being obese puts you at a higher risk for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.  Thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week, combined with a healthier diet, can be enough to make a difference. Seattle Parks and Recreation offers citizens endless opportunities to achieve those 30 minutes of moderate exercise at our trails, playgrounds, gyms, pools, fitness classes, athletic fields, beaches, and more. For more information on our health and fitness opportunities check out our website http://seattle.gov/parks/.

Thank you to the 2013 Big Day of Play Sponsors!

Click here to visit the PCC Natural Markets web siteClick here to visit the Clif Kid web site Click here to visit the KMPS 94.1 FM web site
Click here to visit Jack FM web site  Click here to visit the The FAN Radio web site  Click here to visit KZOK 102.5 FM web site

Click here to visit the metroPCS web siteClick here to visit the Dasani web site
Click here to visit the Live Positively web site  Click here to visit the PlantBottle web site
Click here to visit the Children's Hospital web site  Click here to visit the PEMCO Insurance web site  Click here to visit the City of Seattle web site
Click here to visit the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) web site   Click here to visit the Taco Time web site   Click here to visit the Seattle Child web site
Click here to visit the Seahawks Play 60 web site Click here to visit the PGA Pacific Northwest Section web site Click here to visit the ULTRA Chiropractic web site Click here to visit the Pacific Fishermen Shipyard web site


Click here to visit the Seattle Veternary Associates web site   Click here to visit the All the Best Pet Care web site Click here to visit the Alyssa Rose Photography web site


Healthy Parks TreeHealthy You Initiative
Building Your Healthy Tomorrow TODAY! 



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Update February 4, 2014

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