OAK PARK – NeighborWorks Sacramento invites the public to the pre-season launch of the Oak Park Farmers Market on Saturday, April 26 and the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations to McClatchy Park. Festivities are set to run 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The event will launch a week-long Eat Local Challenge to lead up to the Market season opening on Saturday, May 3. Participants will receive a free “Eat Local Challenge” toolkit with a calendar of activities, information on local restaurants that source produce locally, and seasonal recipes. The event will also include food demonstrations, samples from local farmers, free yoga, live music, a jump house and more.
There will also be a groundbreaking ceremony for the park improvements, which will include a new playground, a carousel inspired water play area, new tennis courts, skate park, jogging trail, and basketball courts. The new playground will incorporate a “Scenic Railway” inspired play structure flanked by ice cream cones, popcorn and candied apple climbing features. Other playground features include a funhouse structure and a replica of the original miniature train and climbable zoo animals.
Speakers include Vice-Mayor Jay Schenirer, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, County Supervisor Phil Serna, Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Combs, Michael Boyd, president of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association, and representatives from NeighborWorks Sacramento.
McClatchy Park is located at 3500 5th Avenue.