Archived News Release from 2010
For Immediate Release
Community Invited to Special World Health Day Event – “Streets Alive San Mateo County”
Redwood City, CA - March 22, 2010 - It’s well known that physical activity and social togetherness are very important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To help promote healthy communities, the World Health Organization offers World Health Day, calling on cities to open up their streets for fun, healthy, family activities – Redwood City, along with other peninsula cities and San Mateo County, are answering that call with Streets Alive San Mateo County!
As part of Streets Alive San Mateo County, Redwood City and its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will be hosting a fun, healthy, community-building event, closing parts of Broadway and Hamilton Street to cars and opening them to the people. This free Downtown event focuses on promoting active and healthy lifestyles for the entire community. Everyone is invited to join in the fun!
- Streets Alive San Mateo County
Sunday, April 11, 2010, 10 am – 2 pm
Courthouse Square, Downtown Redwood City
A lot of fun, healthy activities are planned, that are sure to excite the entire family – what a great day to leave the car at home and walk, bike, skate, bus, or train to Streets Alive. There will be live skateboarding demonstrations, dance and fitness instructors, martial arts, boxing, information booths promoting fun healthy activities and classes/workshops in the Redwood City area, and a lot more! And of course it’s a great opportunity for families to enjoy some of the wonderful restaurants and shops on and near Courthouse Square.
This event encourages physically active living and transportation choices that create a healthy future for our community, and for the environment. There are lots of benefits of participating in Streets Alive: being active is good for everyone’s health; using public transit helps the environment and often includes a healthy walk at the start or end of a transit trip, increasing everyday activity; visiting downtown and neighborhood businesses on foot, bike, or skateboard - rather than by car - can make shopping more accessible, and of course brings benefits to our local economy. Streets Alive San Mateo County will help Redwood City to be more healthy, livable, collaborative, environmentally-conscious, and prosperous.
More information on Streets Alive San Mateo County is available at www.streetsalivesmc.org, and at www.redwoodcity.org/events.
The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.
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Redwood City Parks Department