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Ribbon cutting scheduled for Feb. 23, 2008

Roocklin, CA – Rocklin residents are invited to attend the much anticipated Grand Opening of Whitney Community Park on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008. Mayor Brett Storey, along with the Rocklin City Council and the Rocklin Recreation Commission, will cut the ribbon at 10:00 a.m. to mark the official opening of the park.ย 

Informational booths will be available from 9:00 a.m. to noon featuring City of Rocklin Parks and Recreation programs, Rocklin Police Department, Rocklin Fire Department, and Newland Communities.

Whitney, the city’s newest Community Park, is being built by the City of Rocklin in conjunction with Newland Communities through a park development “turn-key” agreement.  Whitney Community Park is located just south of Whitney High School at the corner of Wildcat Blvd. and Whitney Ranch Parkway.

The grand opening celebrates the completion of Phase I, which includes 20-acres of the planned 40-acre park site and the following features:

  • lighted sports soccer, baseball and softball fields
  • pre-school-aged and school-aged playgrounds
  • picnic facilities
  • restrooms
  • extensive pathway system
  • off-street parking lots
  • water playground

The water playground will operate daily during warm months of the year. This beautiful new community park connects to Whitney High School by a bridge that spans over open space.

Step Up to Health – Fitness Walk & Healthy Picnic
To conclude this special event, a Step Up to Health Fitness Walk will follow half-mile and 1.7 mile courses beginning at 10:15 a.m. Walkers who choose the 1.7 course will have the opportunity to cross a bridge that connects Whitney High School with the park and take a lap around the high school’s state of the art, synthetic football field and track. Walk participants must register between 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the event at the Rocklin Parks and Recreation information booth. Participation is free. Newland Communities will give away free pedometers to the first 100 registrants.

To conclude this special event a Step Up to Health picnic, sponsored by the City of Rocklin Recreation Commission, is planned to begin at 11:00 a.m. An array of healthy foods will be served free of charge.

The Step Up to Health “It Starts in Parks” program is part of a national campaign developed by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). As a part of this nation-wide movement the City of Rocklin Recreation commission introduced this program to the Rocklin community several years ago. It is meant to encourage residents to include and improve healthy lifestyle opportunities.

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