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Festival in the Park

Hellyer County Park

June 22, 2008

The Santa Clara County Parks held their second annual Festival in the Park at Hellyer County Park on June 22, 2008. Subtitled "where wellness meets fun," the purpose of the festival was to inspire and educate visitors on health and wellness in a fun atmosphere. There were over 100 exhibitors and activities. Major co-sponsors were Kaiser Permanente, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Healthy Silicon Valley, the Health Trust, Steps to a Healthier CA, Valley Health Plan, Subway Sandwiches, El Observador, KLOK 1170 AM, Recuerdo 100.3 FM, Movin' 99.7 FM, Evergreen Times, and Viet Nam newspaper. Here are some pictures from the festival. Note that these are only a small sample of the booths and exhibits that were at the event.


Steps to a Healthier CA of Santa Clara County had a booth by the park entrance


County Parks booth in the kids' area


County Parks booth


Silicon Valley Marathon race arch


San Jose Fire Dept's Shark Engine


Information booth 1


First Aid station


Information booth 2


Health Mobile


Main walkway by the stage


The Santa Clara County Public Health Department's booth


Valley Medical Center booth


Healthy Silicon Valley's booth


Black Mountain Bowmen, Santa Teresa Park


Park volunteers booth


County Parks booth, main area


Motorcycle County Park's demo, showing videos of the park


Geocachers of the Bay Area booth


Santa Clara County Open Space Authority booth


Seeing a live snake at the Open Space Authority's booth


Bay Area Ridge Trail booth


The Health Trust's booth


Santa Clara County Vector Control's booth


El Observador booth


Cheerleading demonstration by CHEERliving


County Parks director, Lisa Killough


Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager


Kris Sanchez from KNTV


Rosa Betancourt demonstrating Cardio Kick Boxing


Crowd participating in cardio kickboxing


Cardio Tai Chi


Dancing demo


Creative Dance


Indian dancing


Hula hoops


Hip hop dancing


REI's Outdoor School


Free kayak rides on Cottonwood Lake


Kayaking on Cottonwood Lake


Silicon Valley Disk Golf Club's disk golf demonstration


Free sandwiches were provided by Subway


Volunteers handing out sandwiches


County Sheriff's booth


Free popsicles


Wheel of fortune at the Recuerdo 100.3 FM radio booth


Dancing at the KLOK radio 1170 AM  booth


Kids trying out lacrosse


Family Life Christian Center's jump area


Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge's free child ID photo and info tables


Kaiser's teddy bear booth


Kaiser's obstacle course for kids


Silver Creek Sportsplex's soccer goal


The Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County's three-legged race, part of their Olympian Fun and Games


Skyhawks Sports Camp Soccer Practice


Calero Ranch Stables' booth


San Jose Police


SJPD's sporty police car


4H's Nutrition Jeopardy game


4H petting area


4H seed planting demo


Warming up for the Fruit and Veggie Fun Walk


Fruit and Veggie Fun Walkers circling Cottonwood Lake


Raffle booth prizes. Winning numbers were posted on big sheets.


Sign-ins for the free fruits and vegetables, sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank


The free vegetable distribution


The free fruit distribution


Free cold bottled water in the rest area


Mounted ranger


Park Ranger Julie Lee and Outdoor Recreation Manager Kathleen Hooper


Train ride around the park.


The festival from the west shore of Cottonwood Lake

Page created by Ron Horii, 6/27/08
Friends of Santa Teresa Park