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.