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North Highlands Recreation and Park District August 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to North Highlands Recreation and Park District's newsletter for August 2023!

We will be keeping you up to date on all the exciting events and programs coming up this month.

Upcoming Events

To see all upcoming events, please check out

Park Spotlight Root Beer Floats in the Park.pdf
Event NameEvent DateRegistration Deadline
 Root Beer Floats in the Park8/2/23No registration needed
Senior Appreciation Brunch8/9/238/3/23 (Register at Front Desk)

Fall Recreation Guide

Fall programming registration opens August 1! Check out all of our Fall programs and events here:

Recreation Guide Fall 2023.pdf

Upcoming Programs

Register for these programs on

Program NameProgram Date(s)Registration Deadline
Summer Sweets Cooking Class - Mug Cakes8/17/238/10/23
Paint in the Park8/23/238/16/23
Pee Wee Flag Football9/9/23 - 9/30/239/3/23
7th/8th Grade Volleyball League9/12/23 - 11/2/238/29/23
Flavors of Fall Cooking Class - Caramel Apple Pie Bombs & Apple Cider Kits9/14/239/7/23

Community News

North Highlands Narrative's First Distinguished Citizen

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We are excited to announce our first North Highlands Narrative nominee winner, Courtney Brown!

For the past decade, Coach Courtney has been an unwavering pillar of support for the children of North Highlands. Devoting his time and effort, he leads both the North Highlands Jr. Scots football team and the Swoop Time track and field club.

Coach Courtney's tireless commitment is geared towards keeping the youth away from negative influences, ensuring a brighter future for them. In his pursuit to nurture talent and provide opportunities, Coach Courtney has set up numerous GoFundMe pages to help his track and field athletes participate in the upcoming Jr. Olympics.

Beyond coaching, he selflessly extends his assistance day and night, readily offering a helping hand to those in need. From mentoring and providing valuable advice to aiding families facing hardships like food scarcity or lack of household items, Coach Courtney exemplifies compassion and community care.

In essence, Coach Courtney embodies the true definition of a positive force within the community, making a lasting impact on the lives of the children he guides and the families he supports. His dedication and selflessness have become an inspiration, uplifting the spirit of North Highlands as he shapes a brighter tomorrow for all.

Know someone you can nominate? Visit our website at to fill out the Nomination Form today! Deadline to submit for the Winter 2023 season is October 16th.

Freedom Park Pavilion Rentals

Freedom Park Pavilion rentals are available to reserve! This location is excellent for a birthday party, family reunion, company picnic, or any social event that calls for some fun in the park. For further information, and to reserve a pavilion, please check out our website:

Please note that the bathroom facilities hours have been updated. Bathrooms are now open between 9:00am - 8:00pm daily, now through November 5th.

Splash Pad Operating Hours

The Splash Pad will be turned on every day from 12:00pm - 7:00pm throughout August and ending in September.

Splash Pad operation days and times are subject to change based upon water restrictions set by the state, county, and/or city, or repairs/damages.

Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be held on August 10th at 6:30pm in the Recreation Center (6040 Watt Ave). You may also attend virtually via Zoom or Facebook Live. To join the meeting via Zoom, use this link:


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