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North Highlands Recreation and Park District September 2023 Newsletter

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

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Event NameEvent Date
Park Spotlight: Chalk the Block9/9/23
Touch a Truck9/23/23

Upcoming Programs

Register for these programs on

Program NameProgram Date(s)Registration Deadline
Pee Wee Flag Football: Skills & Drills9/9/23 - 9/30/239/3/23
Adult Coed Power Volleyball9/11/23 - 10/30/239/3/23
Flavors of Fall Cooking Class - Caramel Apple Pie Bombs & Apple Cider Kits9/14/239/7/23
7th/8th Grade Youth Volleyball League9/26/23 - 11/16/239/15/23 

Community News

District Administrator Larry Mazzuca Retiring

After 43 years in the Parks and Recreation profession, our District Administrator is retiring! Larry has spent the last nine years with NHRPD and has continued to improve the District by managing multiple projects such as the ADA Transition Plan, Districts Park & Recreation Master Plan, helping improve 6 playground structures, starting the process of our newest park, Sierra Creek and so many others. NHRPD Staff want to thank Larry for his dedication to the District and for leaving a lasting impact.

North Highlands Narrative

“North Highlands Narrative” is a citizen award program sponsored by the North Highlands Recreation and Park District. 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.

On a quarterly basis awards are given to citizens or community groups residing within NHRPD’s District for their outstanding contributions to the community. Please consider taking the time to recognize and nominate an individual or group whose contributions make North Highlands a better place to live.

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 September 14th 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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