Healthy RPV

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The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks Department want YOU to be healthy! The RPV Recreation and Parks Department is on a mission to improve the health and well-being of our residents through the promotion of healthy eating, education, physical activity and easy access to making fitness fun! Check out our website for healthy recipes, exercise tips, view exercise/sport classes, and programs offered at our parks and check out our calendar for local events that will help make your fitness future FABULOUS! 

We encourage our residents to share ideas to make Rancho Palos Verdes a model City for a healthy lifestyle! Have an idea for our Healthy RPV program? Send us an email at

Weekly Tip

When going grocery shopping:

  • Go with a list of all you need this will prevent you from grabbing other unnecessary stuff aiding to reduce food waste.
  • Avoid going  when you are hungry, one tends to pick more junk foods while hungry
  • Choose whole grain as much as possible
  • Plan meals ahead so you have an idea of what you will need for the week
  • Don't forget your reusable bags! Go Green!

Open Gym - 2018 schedule

 In cooperation with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD), Open Gym is happening now! It's pick-up basketball in one of two PVPUSD campus gymnasiums. Open to all ages, no sign-ups needed, free of charge to RPV residents. Schedule and location information below. 

--Sundays, 10:00am-12:00pm, Miraleste Intermediate School
--Sundays, 2:00-4:00pm, Peninsula High School
--Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Miraleste Intermediate School

Open Gym is for pick-up basketball only. No organized practice, leagues or play permitted. All participants must sign a waiver each year (one per year, available onsite upon arrival). Youth under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian present during gym hours. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to sign-in for each Open Gym session (in addition to having a signed waiver on file each year).

This website is updated regularly with schedule changes and information. Always know before you go and check this site! 

Questions? Please contact  Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260.

GET THE WAIVER HERE! (Waivers available onsite as well.) 

Additional local resources for fitness classes and programs

Adult and kid exercise classes available at the San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA 

Specific questions about these YMCA classes/programs should be directed to Ms. Elizabeth Zabludoff, Senior Program Director, at 


Healthy Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 20th


Point Vicente/Civic Center (30940 Hawthorne Blvd. RPV, CA 90275)

This family friendly event will be a combination of the Trunk or treat event and the Healthy people healthy pets expo. This event is free and is brought to you by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. 

There will be:

  • Vendors
  • Food trucks
  • Fun activities for the family
  • Trick or treating for the kids 
  • Healthy people and pet products
  • Demonstrations and more...! 

 hphp collage

Join us for some healthy fun for the family and pets! Local area resources will be onsite providing demonstrations, samples and information. Healthy food trucks, games, contests, prizes - FREE! 

Here's a sample of last year's vendors - all vendors are local!

Vendors with Free Demos  Vendors with Free Samples & Info 
 Koga Fitness MindBodySoulTennis with Healthy Smoothie Samples
 Lomita Obedience Training Club Noosa Yoghurt 
 San Pedro Fit (TRX demo) YMCA with diabetes prevention info
 Zumba (LA Fitness instructors) Healthy Spot Organic Pet Food & Supply Store 
 Electrikids Sitting Pretty Pet Sitting
 Rhythm Works Pet Food Express 
 I'm Solergy with Pickle Ball FireGrazers, Inc. with the GOATS!
 All Healthy & Beauty (Tai Chi, Kung Fu) Canvas Food Truck with organic, locally sourced food
  Human Hamster Ball races & obstacle course!


Healthy Recipes

 It is not just a saying that "breakfast is the most important meal of your day", it actually is! These quick and healthy breakfast recipes will help you keep energized through the day and prevent you from over-snacking! Click on the links below to see the recipe online!

 Quick breakfast taco                                                 Florentine Hash Skillet

quick breakfast  taco
Florentine hash skillet

Exercise Classes

Register for the following programs by contacting the instructors below:

Adult Classes: 
Bones for Life (Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis) HESSE PARK
Hesse Park Sachiye Nakano 310.366.6831 EMAIL: 
Tai Chi Chuan-Yang Style (Long Form) HESSE PARK
Stan Corzine 310.376.8088

Yoga, Tai Chi Gong, Zen Balance, LADERA LINDA PARK  & HESSE PARK
Maria Arabe 310.938.7548  
Kid Classes: 
Details about these classes should be followed with the respective instructor of the class/Summer camp. 
Class/Summer camp name
Park where it is held
Instructor contact information
Silver spurs Ryan Park 310-265-1291
Beach Head Lacrosse Ryan Park Marissa Hewitt
Summer Sport camp Ryan Park Tom Maier

Nightmare softball Ryan Park 310-995-2005
U.S. Youth Volleyball
Ryan Park
Simmer Thyme Cooking
Ryan Park

Tanika Rountree | 310-945-6495


Free Guided Public Hikes

Los Serenos Docent-Led Hikes

Los Serenos de Point Vicente is a volunteer organization which assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (a museum which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula), Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Forrestal Nature Reserve/Ladera Linda Community Center and the Trails at Trump National. Los Serenos docents and volunteers provide interpretive and educational services to the community regarding the unique features and natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops and classes. 
Click here to access Los Serenos Docents hikes, programs & volunteer opportunities! 

Nature Hikes with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Conservancy managed trails offer a wide variety of walks and experiences, many of which feature spectacular views, native plants and wild flowers, fascinating geology, glimpses of the Peninsula's history, and animal sightings. They range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs up hillsides and ridges. A limited number of trails are accessible to those in wheelchairs or strollers for small children.

Many of the trails are narrow, and you may encounter other users – hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. We encourage you to be courteous and respectful of the other users of these beautiful open spaces. Always bring water and wear adequate sun protection. 

Click here to access PVPLC trail maps, hiking tours, and more!