“Healthy Parks, Healthy People” Festival

President Barack Obama proclaimed June as ‘Healthy Parks Month’ so the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) – in partnership with USDA Forest Service – will host the free “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” festival that features outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyle options for families. The “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” Festival will be held Saturday, June 22 from 11am – 3:30pm at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont. Attendees can learn to cook healthful and tasty organic recipes with Chef Brenda La Noue of Golden Gate Organics; get moving with Zumba dancing, mariachis, and yoga; or visit the many community booths for inspiration to get fit. A kids’ zone hosted by the US Forest Service and EBRPD will offer children a chance to earn a “junior ranger” badge. There will also be puppet shows and arts and crafts activities for children to enjoy. Entertainment includes Ballet Folklorico Nacional, Golden Lion Martial Arts Academy, rap artist Sean Shavers, and many more. Environmental education will be provided by numerous organizations including Alameda County’s Water District and Alameda County Master Gardeners. Delicious food will also be for sale from Frozen Kuhsterd and Kung Fu Tacos. The “Healthy Parks, Healthy People’ festival is free to the public. Free parking will also be available. For more information call 1(888) 327-2757 or visit the event page www.ebparks.org/features/hphpfestival_2013.
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