City Restores Free Classes and Programs for Children, Teens and Seniors

CITY OF SACRAMENTOSACRAMENTO – For the last several years, the city of Sacramento was faced with severe budget cuts that eliminated many social programs and community centers area resident relied on and used with convictions. Those days of inactivity may be gone.

The city announced this week that is now accepting registration for seven sports programs and activities for kids, teens and seniors that were cut over the last five years during the economic decline.

The restoration of community center programs is the result of the successful passage last November of Measure U, the City’s half-cent sales tax. Parks and Recreation is receiving as estimated $4.73 million per year to restore services.

A portion of the fees are being used to fund these no fee programs. The schedule includes intramural sports and after school programs for teens, as well as programs for seniors who need help coping with declining health or have housing or transportation needs.

To see the entire list of programs and descriptions, visti this webpage http://www.cityofsacramento.org/parksandrecreation/measure-u.html or call the nearest community center.

Here is a list of Community Center Phone Lines; George Sim Community Center, (916) 808-3761; Oak Park Community Center, (916) 808-6151; and Mims/Hagginwood Community Center, (916) 808-6439.

The phone lines are also open for the Pannell/Meadowview Community Center, (916) 808-6680; South Natomas Community Center (916) 808-1571; and Ethel Hart Senior Center (916) 808-5462.