Sacramento, California

The UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine is teaming up with the Southgate Recreation & Park District to bring you a fun, family-friendly walking event twice a month!

Walk with a Doc is a community walking program  for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Just put on a pair of comfortable shoes and walk alone, with friends, a partner or family or with a group. While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Here’s a list of where you can find us through July 2017:

March 4 – Illa Collin Park
March 18 – Fruitridge Community Park
April 1- Florin Creek
April 8 – SPECIAL EVENT at Sheldon/Hampton Park to celebrate Public Health Awareness Week
April 15 – Sunrise Florin
May 6 – Churchill Downs Community Park
May 20 – Countryside Community Park
May 27 – McClatchy Park
June 3 – Rainbow Park
June 17 – Sheldon/Hampton Park
July –1 – Illa Collin
July 15 – Fruitridge Community Park

Also Consider the Walk with Ease Program to get your steps in!:


City and State:
Sacramento, California

Powered By:
UC Davis Family and Community Medicine
Southgate Recreation & Park District

Upcoming Walks:                                     
Walking 1st and 3rd Saturdays of Every Month from 9-10AM. Check-in begins @ 8:30AM!

Also visit us on Facebook for up to date Walk information.

Lead Physician:
Chirag Patel, MD

Contact Information:
Teryn Heckers, Community Liaison