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Healthy Parks Healthy People

April 13, 2024 3pm

Join us for a day of outdoor fun, fresh air, and heart-pumping activities at our FREE family-friendly event. “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” will help you recharge, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature and your health!

The event will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 3 to 7 PM at Bentsen-RGV State Park in Mission, Texas.

Although the event is free, there are a several activities that have limited space. Pre-registration is recommended for the following activities:

  • Health Screenings
  • Youth Bike Rodeo
  • Fun Hike & Bike
  • Kayaking

To register for the Health Screenings, Youth Bike Rodeo and the Fun Hike and Bike, please fill out this form: Healthy Parks Healthy People Activity Registration Form

To register for the Kayaking Excursion, please fill out this form: Kayak Registration Form

Other activities include:

  • Zumba, Yoga, and Meditation Classes
  • Healthy Eating, Chair Yoga, Chair Zumba, and Bike Safety Classes
  • Dance, Cheer, Martial Arts, Music, and Aerial Dance Demonstrations
  • Health and Nature Information
  • Backyard Bass Fishing Skills Activity
  • Children's Activities
  • and more...


Healthy Parks Healthy People is sponsored by Driscoll Health Plan, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health - Brownsville, It's Time Texas, Texas Children in Nature Network, and Bentsen RGV State Park.

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  • TPWD - Bentsen RGV State Park
  • UT Health - Brownsville
  • Tu Salud Si Cuente
  • Driscoll Health Plan
  • ITT Texas
  • Palmview Library
  • Pharr Health Department
  • Valley Salud - Behavior Health Solutions
  • VAIL
  • MHP Salud
  • Luna Dental
  • TX HHSC Childcare Regulation
  • Palo Alto Battlefield NHP
  • Rays Of Hope Community Services
  • Speer Memorial Library
  • South Texas Research Institute
  • Easter Seals RGV
  • Border Patrol
  • RGV Chapter - Native Plant Society of Texas
  • Torres Taekwondo Academy
  • National Butterfly Center
  • Love Your Body And Community (LYBAC)
  • Futuro Clinica
  • IDEA Mission
  • Trek Bicycle Mission
  • RGV Aerial
  • STX Stars Cheerleading Team
  • 1st Position Dance Studio
  • Torres Taekwondo Academy
  • La Garrafa Nieve Artisanal


Bentsen RGV State Park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive in Mission Texas. Parking is located on the left side of the road, and the event will be taking place around the headquarters of the park.

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Driscoll Health Plan

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Texas Department of State Health Services

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department