Healthy Living Programs
Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walks are citizen-led walking tours that encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities and use walking to connect with their neighbors. They allow people to learn and reflect about their community and see their neighborhood in a different light. Jane’s Walks are inspired by Jane Jacobs, the urbanist and author who championed the voices of everyday people in neighborhood planning and city-building.

Each walk is about one to three miles long and will take between an hour and an hour and a half to complete. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen and water. 

All walks are free, but RSVP is required as space is limited. 

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Reimagining the Riviera (Redondo Beach)
Friday, May 3
5 p.m.

Join us during the Riviera Village’s First Friday event in May while we walk and explore our beloved downtown businesses and discuss ideas that could make Riviera Village even more vibrant and attractive.
Length: 1- 1.5 miles
Meeting Location:  Kiosk at Catalina and Vista Del Mar, Redondo Beach (1799 S Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach)
Led by Steve Gerhardt and Jeff Ginsburg

Explore the Parks and History of Manhattan Beach
Saturday, May 4
10:30 a.m.

Join us as we explore the parks and history of Manhattan Beach. We’ll visit the Cultural Arts Center, Manhattan Heights and the historical society and botanical garden in Polliwog Park.
Length: 1-1.5 miles
Meeting Location: Manhattan Beach Cultural Arts Center, 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach
Led by Fred Manna

Sunset Trail Hike in Palos Verdes
Sunday, May 5
6:30 p.m.

Come take a sunset hike along the trails in Palos Verdes and learn about the history of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center and the Point Vicente Lighthouse.
Length: 1 mile
Meeting Location: Golden Cove Parking Lot in front of Starbucks (31202 Palos Verdes Dr. West, Rancho Palos Verdes)
Led by Prakash Dheeriya

Open Space and Parks in Hermosa Beach
Wednesday, May 8
5:30 p.m.

Come take a stroll along the Greenbelt in Hermosa Beach and learn about the development of open space and parklands in the community. Landmarks include the Greenbelt, South Park, Clark Stadium, the Lawn Bowling Club, the Community Center, Valley School and Valley Park.
Length: 2.5 miles
Meeting Location: The beginning of the Veterans Parkway Greenbelt at Valley Dr. and Herondo St.
Led by George Schmeltzer

Hermosa Beach Historical Audio Tour
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m.

Take a musical journey through time and discover how Hermosa Beach became a mecca for trailblazing music. You’ll discover hidden gems, hear untold stories and better appreciate what truly makes Hermosa Hermosa. Bring a smartphone and earphones for the tour and download the ExperienceGPSTours app.
Length: 1.5 miles
Meeting Location: Watermans Restaurant, 22 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA
*For participants, Watermans is offering free continental breakfast before the walk and half-off lunch after the walk.
Led by Adam Malovani

Walkabout Redondo with a Councilmember
Saturday, May 11
11 a.m. with Laura Emdee, District 5
1 p.m. with John Gran, District 4

Join Redondo Beach Councilmembers, Laura Emdee and John Gran, during Walkabout Redondo and learn about North Redondo Beach businesses and newly implemented and upcoming improvements along the Artesia corridor.
Length: 1 mile
Meeting Location: Redondo Beach Community Services Building, 1922 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach

A Pedestrian’s Point of View (Redondo Beach)
Monday, May 13
6:30 p.m.
Join the Birney Steppers Moai group for a walk audit exploring the street from the perspective of a pedestrian. Are street crossings convenient and safe? Is there enough room on the sidewalk to walk comfortably? Walk away with a newfound appreciation for street design and traffic safety.
Length: 3 miles
Meeting Location: Birney Elementary School, 1600 Green Lane, Redondo Beach
Led by Teri Cannon