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Last updated: October 16, 2017, 1:40 pm

How to help North Bay Wildfire Victims:

Wildfire relief organizations prefer monetary donations at this time. For safety reasons, and to avoid blocking emergency traffic, please don’t bring donations to areas affected by wildfires.

Places to donate in Contra Costa:

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a health advisory due to heavy smoke from the North Bay Fires. For more information visit

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Free Park Rx Day Celebration Scheduled Sunday in Richmond

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WHAT: Enjoy bicycling, seed planting, guided park walks and low-impact exercise Sunday during National Park Rx Day at John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond.

WHO: Everyone is welcome to attend this free event sponsored by the Richmond Community Services Department, Contra Costa Health Services and the National Park Service.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23

WHERE: John F. Kennedy Park is at the corner of Cutting Boulevard and South 41st Street in Richmond.

WHY: National Park Rx Day celebrates the health benefits of parks. Getting outside on a regular basis – to walk, play or just relax – helps to reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, depression and many other health concerns.

Join us Sunday in Richmond for family activities, including a bike rodeo, obstacle course, seed planting and physician-led park walks. Learn tips to improve your health and wellbeing, receive free health screenings and participate in low-impact exercises, including tai chi. .

Richmond’s second annual Park Rx Day is one of several organized by Healthy Parks, Healthy People, a collaborative of more than 30 park, health and community-based organizations advocating use of parks and public land to improve the health of Bay Area residents, particularly those with high health needs.

Visit for more information.

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