The city of Sacramento Partners in Parks Program allows volunteeres to adopt a palyground, playfield, landscape, garden, section of a large park, preserve or trail.  Program volunteers perform routine or special stewardship activities in theadopted areas.  Activities vary by season and include but are not limited to: gardeningn, weeding, pruning, planting, brush clearing, spreading mulch, litter and invasive plant removal, and playground or play field preservation or improvement.  Volunteers can also help land, coordinate or lead group volunteer activities or specialprojects, promote or recruit or the program or a specialevent, assist other partners in parks groups with stewardship activities or act as an extra set of “eyes onthe park”.

Adoption opportunities are available to individuals and groups in all areas of the city.  City of Sacramento Park Operations staff provides the training, tools and personal protective equipment needed for all adoptions, so no prior experience is needed – only the desire to learn and help.

To request a copy of the Partners in Parks Adoption Application, contact:

Julie Mier
Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program Coordinator
5730 24th Street Building 1
Sacramento CA 95822
(916) 808-2285
FAX (916) 808-4071
E-Mail  jmier@cityofsacramento.org

A NEW TARGET…OH BOY!

June 26, 2008

Target has listened to the suggestions, ideas and requests from our city, our council members and the neighbors.  To their credit, they decided a simple remodel of the Target at Riverside Boulevard and Broadway wasn’t enough.  We are getting a brand new Target!  This redesign would place the main store entry at the corner of Riverside and Broadway, provide neighborhood retail along Broadway and help energize the corridor.  To create a denser, urban context, the Target store is elevated to a second story with shaded parking below.

Throughout all outreach with the community, the sentiment was clear: nearby residents and Target shoppers love their outdoor garden center.  With the redesign the garden center will be given a prominent location near the store entrance on Riverside and will be slightly enlarged.

Approximately 38,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail on Broadway is designed to encourage pedestrian activity on the street and in the neighborhood.  A plaza gathering space is planned between the garden center and the store space.

There will be a link so you can see the design.  Keep posted and I will add the link as soon as it is available.