A project is underway to create a “wellness trail” connecting the Richmond shoreline, Kaiser Hospital and BART station.
The planned Richmond Wellness Trail will feature three-dimensional murals and art installations with messaging designed to inspire patrons to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to Kieron Slaughter, an urban fellow at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Several fitness stations are also planned, along with potentially a GPS-based, interactive smartphone app offering wellness tips from experts.
On April 24, the National Park Service and City of Richmond is set to hold a community meeting to discuss the project further. The meeting will take place at 11 a.m. at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts, 339 11th St. in Richmond.
The main part of the trail is envisioned as beginning at the Richmond Kaiser, extending down 8th or 9th Street and onto the Richmond Greenway. It connects schools, transit and community centers, the San Francisco Bay Trail, and Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. Those chosen streets — 8th and 9th — were recently designated as part of Pogo Park’s “Yellow Brick Road Project,” which means they are slated to undergo pedestrian/cycling safety improvements.
For more information see the flyer below or visit the Richmond Wellness Trail webpage.