The Public Health Institute shared research and real-life examples in today’s webinar: Communities Creating Healthy, Active Environments. Dr. Brian Saelens from the University of Washington reported the most current research on active living, and Jeannie Jurado and Rachel Pickering reported on their work in Santa Ana, CA and Rochester, NY.
Built Environment Factors Related to Physical Activity
On the morning of October 27, 2012, a Ribbon Cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of Santa Ana’s first exercise park to the public. The Exercise Park is located on Maple Street, just north of Occidental Street, adjacent to the very popular Pacific Electric bike trail. The project, backed by national Trail Enhancements (TE) Funds, revamped the existing bike trail to include bike racks, exercise equipment, water fountains, benches, a dry streambed, a D.G. walkway, and drought tolerant native plant landscaping.
Getting clean, great tasting drinking water is as easy as turning on your faucet! Last month, Santa Ana added “award-winning” to its list of achievements when The Berkley Springs International Water Tasting Festival recognized Santa Ana’s tap water as one of the highest quality tap waters in the world.
The City of Santa Ana is proud to announce a cleaner, healthier outdoor environment with a new ordinance prohibiting smoking in City parks.
Since January, TeenSpace has been cooking up something so good, something so ambitious, it’s made for television: TeenSpace Cooks. Tune in to City TV Channel 3 and you will see Santa Ana youth bringing delicious, healthy food to the community.