The Santa Clara County Parks held
their sixth annual Festival in the
Park at Hellyer County Park on June 23, 2012. The purpose of the
festival was to inspire and educate
visitors on health and wellness in a fun atmosphere. Here are some
pictures from the event, not necessarily
in chronological order, with a small sample of the many exhibitors:
This is the volunteer's sign-in table. Gloria Gill and Garnetta Annable
Park staff and volunteers setup the County Parks' crafts tables.
County Park rangers prepare to show off their equipment.
Rangers prepare to hand out water bottles.
Park staff, (left to right) Natural Resource Tech. Karen Cotter, Deputy
Director Julie Mark, Parks Interpreter Marisol Fernandez, and Deputy
Director Janet Hawks, at the exhibitor check-in table.
Roy Ichinaga leads a crew of volunteers.
Ham radio operators prepare to show off their emergency radio equipment.
At the booth is the Santa Clara Valley Animal Shelter. In the back is a
truck with supplies for emergencies.
Buses shuttle visitors from parking lots at the Silver Creek Sportsplex.
County Parks Director Robb Courtney (left) welcomes the visitors, with
MC's Greg Price and Angelica Castellanos.
Music and dancing by the Rhythm G's.
Santa Clara County Public Health Dept.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail
The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
The Hellyer Park Velodrome
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
University of California Extension
Big teddy bear at the Tutor Doctor of San Jose booth
The Gilroy Recreation Dept. booth
Citizens Commission on Human Right, Silicon Valley Chapter
County Supervisor Dave Cortese
At the free instant raffle booth, contestants pull out tickets and
immediately know if they have won. Prizes include bicycles.
Supervisor Cortese awards bicycles to raffle winners.
San Jose District 2 Councilmember Ash Kalra greets the crowd.
Councilmember Ash Kalra's booth
The Youth Science Institute
The California Parks Company's FitKid program
EMQ Families First
Watershed Watch's booth had information about recycling and pollution
At noon, the crowd suddenly breaks into dance. This is the first flash
mob at Festival in the Park.
County Parks Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Carrie Grisenti leads the
flash mob dancing.
511.org (transportation information)
Park staff give away free popsicles.
Ranger Paula shows off her ATV.
Firemen visit the County Parks booth.
Carolyn Tucker and Chris Carson at the County Parks' interpretive
Kids at the County Parks' craft tables.
Inside the ambulance.
A long line at the County Parks' Healthy Trails booth.
Volunteers hand out freebies and information at the Healthy Trails
Bounce houses and climbing wall.
Trail crew member Eric helps climbers at the climbing wall.
Kaiser Permanente had a fitnes obstacle course for kids.
The Silver Creek Sportsplex had this soccer practice area for kids.
Santa Clara County's Dept. of Weights and Measures had this truck
showing how they inspect gas pumps.
The Electric Auto Association brought electric cars.
An electric car
Jam Patrol led kids and the audience in aerobic dancing.
The Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation District, which manages the boat
concession at Vasona Lake, had free kayak and paddle board rides on
Kayak and paddleboards.
Kayaks and paddleboarders on the lake.
A lone turtle is sunning on the lakeshore, oblivious to all the
activity on the lake.