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The NHRPD was recently recognized by California Association of Recreation and Park Districts with the Award of Distinction – OUTSTANDING INNOVATION for its Distance Learning Program. This unique program was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic from September 2020 – June 2021, as an education model that would help meet the needs of students and their families in the North Highlands community. In partnership with the Twin Rivers Unified School District, the Distance Learning Program provided an in-person program to the most impacted students in our community; homeless, foster youth, students of single low-income parents, and children of essential workers.

 The California Association of Recreation and Parks Districts Board of Directors selected the North Highlands Recreation and Park District from a list of many well-deserving applicants for this special award by recognizing the district’s outstanding excellence in this meaningful connection with the community. Congratulations NHRPD!

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NHRPD Board of Directors with CARPD Awards


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NHRPD Board of Direcctors & Staff at Award Ceremony
















 The California Association for Parks and Recreation Indemnity (CAPRI) recently recognized the North Highlands Recreation and Park District with the 2021 Ted Winslow Safety Award.  This award is given to recreation and park districts who score above 90% in eighteen safety categories.  CAPRI represents more than sixty-five recreation and park special districts in California.  CAPRI staff perform an onsite safety visit to each of its member agencies once every eighteen months.  North Highlands Recreation and Park District received an EXCELLENT rating with a score of 96%. Congratulations to NHRPD staff for their commitment to safety!


$2.85 Million Grant Awarded to NHRPD for Sierra Creek Park

The North Highlands community’s dream has now become a reality with the news that the district has been awarded a $2.85 million dollar grant from the State of California’s Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS).

With $548.3 million in grant funding available, North Highlands received one of 112 grants awarded to nearly 500 applicant cities, counties and special districts. 

Sierra Creek Park is a 7.2 acre site, which has a creek that crosses from one end of the park to the other. The conceptual park design will include a series of jogging and walking paths connecting park users to various park amenities.  The park boarders Spinelli School, which will allow for students and staff to access the park for play and educational opportunities.

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who helped make this dream a reality!


COVID Relief Funding

COVID Funding Announcement.pdf


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