Healthy Yucaipa


Inspiring resident health and wellness is a growing priority of many cities. In 2012, Yucaipa became one of 24 communities in San Bernardino County’s Healthy Communities Coalition. The Healthy Yucaipa Committee strives to make the City of Yucaipa a healthy place to live. We encourage residents to eat healthy, be active, and protect their mental well-being by caring for themselves.

Active Yucaipa Resident Program

The City of Yucaipa and the Healthy Yucaipa Committee are looking for healthy and active Yucaipa residents who participate in regular physical activity. Do you know someone who regularly is active and motivates others to get active and fit? The Healthy Yucaipa Committee would like to showcase these individuals throughout the year. Submit an Active Yucaipa Resident Nomination Form and they may be profiled in a story in the Yucaipa-Calimesa News Mirror, featured in an edition of the Yucaipa Now activity guide, and recognized at a City of Yucaipa Council Meeting. The Active Yucaipa Resident program is an ongoing program.

The City of Yucaipa, in conjunction with Green Valley Village and the Healthy Yucaipa Committee, is pleased to offer the City’s first Community Garden. The garden is located at Green Valley Village (34955 Yucaipa Blvd. Yucaipa CA 92399).  Plot registration begins on January 1st of each year, with resident preference given to participants who garden during the last year. There will be a limit of one plot per resident participant until January 1st of the next year. At that same time, any remaining plots will be assigned by the Garden Manager and a City representative. Unclaimed plots will be assigned after February 1st of the same year by a City representative.

How to Register

Yucaipa Senior Center (Scherer Center)
12202 First Street, Yucaipa, CA 92399
(909) 797-1177
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Garden Plot Rates

  • (11.5’ x 2.5’ plot)
  • Yucaipa Residents: $30.00/yr
  • Yucaipa Seniors (55+): $25.00/yr
  • Key Deposit: $10.00
  • (All fees are non-reimbursable)
  • Payment of dues is necessary before gardening begins and must be submitted with a signed application form and waiver.

Garden Schedule

  • Garden plots must be planted and maintained year-round
  • Summer gardens must be planted by May 31st
  • Remains of summer gardens must be removed by December 1st

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We want the best for our kids. We want them to be healthy. We want to protect them from serious health problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. So we are making healthy changes in our kitchens, homes, schools, and neighborhoods. We make the rules now. Rules like: (1) Eat more fruits and vegetables (2) Be more active, and (3) Speak up for healthy changes. You do not have to be a health expert to protect your child from serious health problems. But you do need to be committed to helping your family eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active. Change is good. Healthy eating and active living are starting to happen in families and communities everywhere. It is not always easy but we are making it happen. And so can you. Become a Champion for Change. And become a champion for your family’s health!

Nutrition Tips and Resources

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Play at a Local Yucaipa Park, Hike Local Trails, and Sign Up for Healthy Classes!

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