Check Out The New Strizek Park Playground!

Strizek Park playgroundNorth Highlands Recreation and Park District is pleased to announce the upcoming renovation of the Strizek Park playground! This all new, inclusive design will meet the needs of children of all abilities and will provide a modern playground to enhance the play experience for all children!

The final design of the playground will be presented at the November meeting of the North Highlands Recreation and Park District Board of Directors on Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions you might have about this exciting project and hear about the timeline for construction. The meeting is held in the Recreation Center, 6040 Watt Avenue, North Highlands. If you have any questions, our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or call 916-332-7440.

Mission Statement

To help enrich and fulfill the lives of the citizens through the provision of facilities and programs that will provide and enhance creative, wholesome and imaginative leisure time living patterns with emphasis on family and youth oriented programs.

The History of the District

The North Highlands Recreation and Park District is an independent special district located in Sacramento County. The District is governed by an elected five member Board of Directors and managed by a District Administrator. The District serves a population of 43,507.

The District is comprised of a total of twelve parks with a new park scheduled to break ground in 2018. Some of the recreation facilities were acquired as a result of the closure of McCellan Air Force Base.

Refund Policy

Child Care

  • Child must be registered before 5:00pm of the previous school day. No day-of-registration will be permitted. All registration is final, no switching of days is allowed (with the exception of an illness that has been excused by a doctor’s note within three days of date that is missed).

Youth Sports

  • Request for a refund must be received prior to the start of the program. All requests for refund must be made in writing and be submitted via email, fax, mail, or by walk-in. Please email refund requests to

Office Closures

The District Office and North Highlands Community Center will be closed on the following days.

  • February: 12, 19
  • May 28
  • July 4
  • Speptember 3

General Information

  • Payments can be made using credit card, check or cash.
  • Online registration can be done through the District website.
  • Program prices, dates, and times are subject to change.
  • Class fees will not be prorated for any reason.

Financial Statements

River City Food Bank

River City Food BankNorth Highlands Recreation and Parks District will now be taking non-perishable canned food donations to give to the River City Food Bank! Times might be rough for many people, and their ability to provide an adequate meal for themselves and their family may take a heavy hit. NHRPD would like to the community to join us in extending a helping hand to those needing a moment of extra assistance. Come visit the North Highlands Recreation and Parks District office to drop off canned foods to be given to the River City Food Bank for distribution. Cans of food must not be past the expiration date and must still have their labels.

AB 2040 Compliance

Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2040,effective on January 1, 2015, requires districts to disclose to the State Controller’s Office the annual compensation of elected officials, officers, and employees by amending/adding Government Code sections 12463, 53892, and 53908.

State Controller’s Government Compensation Information
(North Highlands Recreation and Park District is listed under the County of Sacramento).

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