Partnerships
Parks & Recreation has formed many partnerships over the years with a variety of agencies and organizations. The formation of these partnerships communicates the vision and value of parks and recreation to our citizens and allows our department to better serve the West Sacramento community.  These partnerships assist our department to achieve its goals, maximize the resources those partners may have that benefit individuals and families in the community, and provide a higher quality product for the customer. In some cases, we cannot offer a program or event without a particular partnership.


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West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
The West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization that is involved in activities which enhance the economy, and preserve and improve the environmental benefits enjoyed by the community. The Chamber offers: referrals, business assistance, governmental advocacy, community and economic information, and other services.


Giants Community Fund
In 1996, Parks & Recreation implemented the Junior Giants youth baseball program. The program is made possible through the generosity and hard work of the Giants Community Fund, an organization that provides local recreation agencies with the equipment, supplies, and training to operate a youth baseball league. The program was designed by the Giants Community Fund to promote the fundamentals of baseball, while communicating the positive message of good character. Without this partnership, this program would not be possible.


LEJ Sports Group
LEJ Sports Group is a leading sports marketing and event management company, providing services to professional teams, leagues and corporate clients. Our partnership with LEJ Sports Group has provided West Sacramento with Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit & Run baseball skills competition.



Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College, through it's West Sacramento Center, offers fee-based classes for West Sacramento residents. The facility, located in the Civic center District, provides quality community college courses for those looking to further their education, develop job skills, and obtain an associate's degree and/or transfer to a 4-year collgee to pursue a bachelor's degree.


Area 4 Agency on Aging
The mission of Area 4 Agency on Aging (A4AA) is to provide leadership on issues which affect the quality of life for all older persons and to promote citizen involvement in planning and delivering programs and services necessary to ensure maximum independence and dignity for older individuals and functionally impaired adults. The City of West Sacramento has received grant funding from A4AA for it's Information & Assistance Coordinator, as well as other one-time only funds for office equipment used at the West Sacramento Senior Center.


YMCA of Greater Sacramento
The City of West Sacramento contracts with the YMCA of Greater Sacramento to provide licensed child care at both Bridgeway Island and Southport Schools. Because of this partnership Parks & Recreation continues to operate after school programs at Bryte, Elkhorn, Riverbank, Stonegate, Westfield, and Westmore Oaks schools, while the YMCA provides before and after school fee-based child care for local families who require daily child care needs year-round. For more information visit the Greater Sacramento Y's child care site.


Elderly Nutrition Program
The Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious noon-time meals to senior citizens in West Sacramento. Meals are served Monday through Friday (except holidays) at the West Sacramento Senior Center and are delivered to elderly shut-ins at their homes through ENP's Meals-on-Wheels program. Donations are requested for meals. Volunteers are always needed for home deliveries.


Washington Unified School District
The City of West Sacramento has a special relationship with the Washington Unified School District, which has had a direct benefit to West Sacramento residents. This cooperative effort has resulted in some of our city's park facilities. These facilities include: Alyce Norman/Bryte Playfields, Bryte Park, Elkhorn Park and Westfield Playfield. In addition to these well maintained and popular parks, the school district has cooperated in the construction of the Club West Teen Center at Riverbank School, the Southport Portable Child care Building (YMCA child care program) at Southport Elementary School, and the Bridgeway Island Portable Child care Building (YMCA child care program) at Bridgeway Island Elementary School. The most recent collaboration has resulted in the joint-use agreement between the city and the district for the the West Sacramento Recreation Center. This facility is the first public health and wellness destination designed to serve the recreation and leisure needs of residents of all ages.

The Parks & Recreation Department has also partnered with the school district on after school programs in six (6) elementary schools. By securing ASES (After School Education & Safety) grant funding, the school district and Parks & Recreation Department have been able to expand the Kid Zone after school program, making it available to more students free-of-charge and introducing enrichment activities that help make the after school experience more meaningful for students.


West Sacramento Historical Society

The West Sacramento Historical Society (WSHS) is a non-profit, membership-supported organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the history of West Sacramento and East Yolo County. Parks & Recreation has partnered with the WSHS to help residents develop a better understanding of their community through recreation and leisure programs. Visit the West Sacramento Historical Society web site for information about membership, visitor hours, special events, how to make a financial contribution or to donate or loan items that could be used for displays.


West Sacramento & Centennial Rotary Clubs

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. There are two clubs in West Sacramento and Parks & Recreation is proud to partner with them on the "Take a Kid Fishing Day", a free event for children 15 and under that encourages an interest in this fun and challenging hobby. Thanks to our local Rotarians, West Sacramento children who have never gone fishing can experience this outdoor recreation sport just minutes from home. Visit the Rotary International web site for information about membership, their mission and projects.




Sacramento State University 
The department has a long history with Sacramento State, especially with the Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (RPTA) department.  In addition to the department having several alum, some part-time staff are currently going through this program in pursuit of a bachelor's or master's degree.  The department coordinates with RPTA to provide interns a place to gain valuable experience in the field relative to their future career goals.  The department also provides opportunities for undergrad students from RPTA 136 - Program and Event Planning in Recreation, Parks and Tourism - to host an event for the community in one of our facilities.  With these types of events the students are responsible for the cenceptual design of the program or event, budgeting, fundraising and/or sponsorships, promotion, set-up, implementation, clean-up, and evaluation of this project, while department staff providing professional guidance. 


 
Our Professional Associations

The Parks & Recreation Department is a proud member of two professional organizations: California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) and the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA). These professional associations provide staff with valuable information, resources and training that can help staff better serve the West Sacramento community.

California Park & Recreation Society

The California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) is a nonprofit, professional and public interest organization with more than 4,000 members statewide. CPRS was established to provide park, recreation, leisure and community service professionals and interested citizens with the knowledge and resources to enhance their leadership role in providing personal, social, economic and environmental benefits through recreation and parks. West Sacramento resides in District II and has received several District II and statewide awards.


National Recreation & Park Association
The mission of the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) is "To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people." For more than 100 years, NRPA has been the voice advocating the significance of making parks, open space, and recreational opportunities available to all Americans.  Some of the goals of NRPA include: to promote public awareness and support for recreation; to enhance the development of parks; recreation and tourism professionals; and to provide services that contribute to the development of NRPA members.


  • Tennis in the Parks
    Just like it says, Tennis in the Parks is a program designed to bring recreational tennis back into public parks by supporting fun programs for all ages. Thanks to a partnership between the United States Tennis Association and the NRPA, communities like West Sacramento have access to resources that can help improve current tennis programs, as well as develop new programs.


United States Tennis Association
As of the summer of 2007, the Parks & Recreation department is an agency member of the United States Tennis Association. Our Recreation Center features eight (8) tennis courts and tennis programs that includes lessons, leagues and tournament play.


World Waterpark Association 

In the fall of 2008, the Parks & Recreation department became a member of the World Waterpark Association. The WWA is an international not-for-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to further safety and profitability in the waterpark industry. Our Recreation Center features a three-pool aquatic complex that will include a zero-depth entry activity pool with current channel and interactive splash features, as well as a receiving pool for two 150 foot (+/-) waterpark-style slides.