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2021 is here! Check out this list of ways you can fulfill your New Year's resolutions with activities right here in Citrus Heights.
1. Arcade Creek Park Preserve
With trails, workout equipment, play structures, and a zip line, the Arcade Creek Park Preserve located at 6377 Bonham Circle has everything you need to exercise and have fun! Learn more: https://www.sunriseparks.com/arcade-creek-park-preserve
2. Rusch Park
This staple of the Citrus Heights community has gone through some upgrading! If you haven’t visited Rusch park in a while, you need to check out the new play structure and plan a family-friendly outing. Learn more: https://www.sunriseparks.com/rusch-community-park
3. Madera Park
With a wonderful landscape for sports and picnics, Madera Park is located at 8046 Wonder St. This park is perfect for tennis, basketball, volleyball, and for family outings. Learn more: https://www.sunriseparks.com/madera-park
4. Support the restaurants who participated in the Great Plates Program, providing meals to at-risk seniors in Citrus Heights
5. Download the SmaRT Ride app for affordable transportation
SmaRT Ride offers on demand, curb-to-curb, ride hailing services to destinations throughout Citrus Heights. The SacRT SmaRT Ride app is easy to download. This service is similar to other ride-share apps, where customers use a smartphone to request a ride that will pick up and drop off within service boundaries. Click here to learn more.
6. Show us how you’re supporting local businesses by participating in the #LoveLocal campaign!When you're out shopping safely in Citrus Heights, snap a photo and send it to the City's team to be shared on social media and our Love Local map. Your photo can be a shopping selfie, a photo of your food or purchases, a #LoveLocal decal sighting, or more!
7. Volunteer with the Citrus Heights Police Department
Citrus Heights Police Department volunteers are a crucial part of our law enforcement’s success. If you’re interested in helping with community meetings, special events, patrol programs, clerical work, or other duties, please click here to learn how you can help!
8. Support the local Food Bank
The Sunrise Christian Food Ministry started in 1983 to supply emergency food for residents in need. Supplies and financing are provided by the support of 25 nearby churches, and community donations. The Food Ministry supports people from Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, and Orangevale. Since opening, the number of families served by this local food bank has increased seven-fold. This has put quite a burden on the churches and donors who support the food bank, so now more than ever they need our help!
Click here to view a list of needed foods and supplies!
9. Join the Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team
Citrus Heights HART (Homeless Assistance Resource Team) is a volunteer-run community effort to end homelessness in the City of Citrus Heights. Their goal is to act as a resource for those experiencing extreme poverty and chronic instability by connecting people in need with local services. The HART philosophy is rooted in the idea that resources must be accessible in order to be utilized. Because most homeless services within Sacramento County are located downtown, there exists a physical gap between services and many of the people who need them. Open communication between local government, business owners, faith-based organizations, and passionate individuals fosters an atmosphere of collaboration that we believe will lead to tangible improvements in the lives of the homeless in Citrus Heights.
Beginning January 4, 2021, the Citrus Heights HART has begun its rotating respite/warming center. To learn more about this service, click here: http://www.citrusheightshart.org/winter-respite. Hands-on Sacramento is making volunteering with HART easy. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3hCwUUX