Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Be sure to put March 16th, 2011 on your calendar! Land Park Community Associationwill be hosting its annual membership meeting on that night at Eskaton Monroe Lodge at 3225 Freeport Blvd. Starting at 6:30, the members will be updated on current issues facing our neighborhood and get an opportunity to share with the board their concerns. The featured guest speaker will be Councilman Rob Fong who will share with us his view of current issues facing the city and the Land Park neighborhood. We will be voting in the new Land Park Community Association board as well…so we will need your vote! Other items on the agenda are an update on the Sacramento River Crossings study and the associations role in that study, an update on the upcoming April 16th Egg Hunt and Taste of Land Park and developments regarding the Sacramento Zoo and the possibility of a steam train extension. These are all important events and we encourage you to come and...

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Be sure to put March 16th, 2011 on your calendar! Land Park Community Associationwill be hosting its annual membership meeting on that night at Eskaton Monroe Lodge at 3225 Freeport Blvd. Starting at 6:30, the members will be updated on current issues facing our neighborhood and get an opportunity to share with the board their concerns. The featured guest speaker will be Councilman Rob Fong who will share with us his view of current issues facing the city and the Land Park neighborhood. We will be voting in the new Land Park Community Association board as well…so we will need your vote! Other items on the agenda are an update on the Sacramento River Crossings study and the associations role in that study, an update on the upcoming April 16th Egg Hunt and Taste of Land Park and developments regarding the Sacramento Zoo and the possibility of a steam train extension. These are all important events and we encourage you to come and...

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION…GREAT MEETING COMING UP!

For those of you who are following the big controversy about the “River Crossing”, this Wednesday would be a great day to attend the monthly meeting of the Land Park Community Association. You will have the opportunity to listen to some of the proposed solutions to the need of West Sacramento to have better access to Sacramento as well as to ask questions. Also, we will have the opportunity to learn more about theSetzer property and its proposed development. This should be of particular interest to residents west of Riverside Blvd as well as Realtors specializing in the area. Also, we will be voting in 3 new board members to fill in vacated positions…so if you are a member, this is your chance to have a representative that reflects your viewpoint. If you would like to attend, the meeting will be at Eskaton on Freeport Blvd at 6:30PM this Wednesday, August 18th. We would love to see you...
LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION…ANOTHER CRAZY ELECTION

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION…ANOTHER CRAZY ELECTION

May marked the one year anniverary since there was a major upheaval of the Land Park Community Association board of directors and a larger and almost all new board. Much has been tackled in the past year to mend fences and create a renewed faith in the direction the board was taking. It has been an exciting time with positive results. We went from approximately 150 members to a sustained 450 members. We have included a business membership and have had wonderful support from our local businesses. Other items we have accomplished are such things as a successful “Taste of Land Park” (wine tasting, restaurant sampling and car show) that netted over $8,000. For the first time, we thanked our neighbors for their support by holding a free Family Picnic Day with games. Despite soaring heat, it was attended by approximately 100 neighbors. We initiated the Volunteer Corp to compensate for the disastrous cut in park maintenance personnel…now we go out and prune, plant and and clean up. We lent our support to our Curtis Park neighbors by endorsing the Curtis Park Village developement. We encouraged and discouraged cell towers, depending on viability of the locations and appearance. We co-hosted, along with the City, the annual Easter Egg Hunt which was attended by hundreds of children who picked up thousands of plastic eggs stuffed by the local boy scout troop. We are developing a better relationship with our councilman with monthly meetings. We are watching closely a move to expand the Sacramento Zoo…a great idea in theory, but a disaster for the existing park’s use. The election that just...
LAND PARK’S EASTER EGG HUNT..A GREAT SUCCESS!

LAND PARK’S EASTER EGG HUNT..A GREAT SUCCESS!

What a great morning! Little ones started arriving at around 9AM this morning to participate in the Great Easter Egg Hunt. There was so much to do, the “hunt” couldn’t start until 10AM! There was a constant line for face painting, stars seeming to be the popular choice. Cute little bunnies made their appearance in the form of balloons animals. Carnival games kept children of all ages busy. Mr. Cooper contributed to the atmosphere with his guitar and more innovative children’s songs than can be imagined. And, finally, what Easter Egg Hunt would be complete without the Easter Bonnet contest? There were Freeport Bakery cookie platters for the prettiest, most colorful, funniest and most creative hats. Even the Easter Bunny made an early appearance!Huge kudos should be given to Boy Scout Troop 136, Den 9 for assembling and stuffing 9,000 eggs…yes, nine thousand eggs! Children separated themselves into 3 different hunting areas…0-3 years, 4-9 years and 10 years and older. At 10AM (or a little after, since the event coordinators watch chose to stop at 9:40), the mayhem began and within 5 minutes, 9,000 eggs had found a home!Thanks should be expressed to the City of Sacramento and Land Park Community Association for sponsoring this event. Other sponsors were McDonalds (who supplied coffee and orange juice), Freeport Bakery, Kellie and Paula Swayne with Windermere Dunnigan Realtors, Crocker Electric, the Sacramento Zoo, Mister Cooper Music and Boy Scout Troop 136, Den...
LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – LOTS HAPPENING!

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION – LOTS HAPPENING!

It is becoming very apparent why every Sacramento neighborhood needs advocates to maintain and improve their community in a thoughtful and intelligent way. Tonight the Land Park Community Association heldtheir February public meeting. Several upcoming challenges to the neighborhood were brought to the attention of the LPCA board and attending neighbors. Here is a highlight of just a few of the concerns expressed: An organization entitled “SAFE” is advocating changes to be made to Freeport Boulevard to improve thesafety of bicyclists and pedestrians. They have asked that LPCA take a position in support of their cause. LPCA is working with them to address their concerns. The Business Journal published that the Tower Theaterbuilding is now for sale. LPCA will be monitoring the progress of the sale and the buyers intended use for this historical landmark.It appears that the city has funded the repair of the remaining lamp posts on Land Park Drive, which are in dire need of repair. This should be completed by the end of the year. There is some question as to who has proposed expansion of the Sacramento Zoo. It appears to be either the City of Sacramento or the Zoological Society. In any case, the expansion is the old Zoo 2002 Plan reincarnated. This would expand the zoo to the land that presently houses the pony rides, the gardens and Funderland. It would also expand the golf course parking to a multi-level parking lot. There is more, and it would be premature to list the exact proposal. Let it be said that the reason that this organization was originally created was to fight this...