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North Highlands Recreation and Park District July 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to North Highlands Recreation and Park District's newsletter for July 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

Summer Extravaganza & Splash Party
Event NameEvent DateRegistration Deadline
Summer Extravaganza & Splash Party7/29/23 7/24/23 (Vendors only)
 Root Beer Floats in the Park8/2/23No registration needed

Upcoming Programs

Register for these programs on

Program NameProgram Date(s)Registration Deadline
Adult Cornhole7/11/23 - 8/1/23 (Tuesdays)8/1/23
Summer Sweets Cooking Class - Sweet Stuffed Crescent Rolls7/20/237/13/23
Teen Camp - Week 17/10/23 - 7/14/237/3/23
Teen Camp - Week 27/17/23 - 7/21/237/10/23
Teen Camp - Week 37/24/23 - 7/28/237/17/23
Teen Camp - Week 47/31/23 - 8/4/237/24/23

Community News

Staff Recognition

Sergio Portela, Parks Supervisor, was awarded the 2023 Outstanding District Employee award by the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts. Over 60 other applicants in the state were nominated for the award and Sergio was chosen for his dedication to his career, maintenance team and the 48 years of service to NHRPD! Sergio is a huge asset to our team and if you see him working hard out at our parks, be sure to tell him "Congratulations!"

Larry Mazzuca, District Administrator, was awarded the Jim Meredith Award of Excellence for his unmatched devotion to Parks and Recreation. Larry came out of retirement to accept the position as NHRPD's District Administrator. Nine years later, Larry has made monumental changes to the District that have helped elevate programs, services, facilities and parks we provide to the community.

North Highlands Narrative

“North Highlands Narrative” is a NEW citizen award program sponsored by NHRPD! Its purpose is to shine light on our everyday citizens and local organizations that make a positive impact within the community through acts of service or events. Anyone can nominate an individual or group. Nominations will be accepted all year long but will be selected quarterly (every Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring season).

  • Live within the North Highlands Recreation and Park District boundary.
  • Residents of all ages can be nominated, including community groups and events.

Know someone you can nominate? Visit our website at to fill out the Nomination Form today! Deadline to submit for the Fall 2023 season is July 14th.

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 will be locked nightly at 4:00pm. A portable toilet is available to use 24/7.

Splash Pad Operating Hours

The Splash Pad will be turned on every day from 12:00pm - 7:00pm throughout July 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 July 13th 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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