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Festival in the Park

Hellyer County Park

June 23, 2012

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 say hello.

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 prevention.

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. (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 exhibits.

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 booth.

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 Cottonwood Lake.

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.

Page created by Ron Horii, 9/4/12, updated 11/16/12
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