CRPD was established in 1958 to provide parks and recreation services to the residents of eastern Sacramento County. In the years since, CRPD’s boundaries have expanded and we now serve over 128,000 residents within Sacramento County including the City of Rancho Cordova and the communities of Gold River, Larchmont, Mather, Riviera East, Rosemont East and additional unincorporated portions of Sacramento County.
CRPD provides quality recreational programs, parks and services for our residents. We work in partnership with other government agencies, school districts, businesses, community and neighborhood groups, athletic leagues and residents to identify and meet the recreational needs of our diverse and growing district. We own and operate over 600 acres of open space, over 44 parks and facilities, including aquatics. We offer hundreds of classes, camps and special events each year. Our fields, courts and pools host thousands of athletes in league play, tournaments and recreational play.
CRPD is an independent special district overseen by an independently elected Board of Directors. While CRPD’s boundaries include a large area of Rancho Cordova, we are not directly associated with the City of Rancho Cordova. CRPD works in partnership with all public agencies within our boundaries, including, the County of Sacramento, the City of Rancho Cordova, the Cordova Community Council as well as the Folsom Cordova, San Juan, Sacramento, and Elk Grove Unified School Districts.
A special district is formed by a local community to meet a specific need. CRPD was established over 60 years ago to provide park and recreation services to residents in Sacramento County east of the City of Sacramento. As a special district, CRPD is funded through property taxes and assessments and acts independently to provide quality recreation and park programs and services for the residents within our boundaries. There are more than 100 special districts in Sacramento County.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room located at 11070 White Rock Road, Suite 130, Rancho Cordova, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. Board meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and board-approved minutes are available online or in person from the district office.
As CRPD’s governing body, the Board of Directors is responsible for the budget and for setting policies that safeguard the vitality of CRPD. The five non-partisan members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms by residents located within CRPD’s boundaries. The elected board is held accountable to the following laws that govern public officials: The Brown Act, California Public Records Act, FPPC Reporting Requirements and biannual ethics training.
There are two main ways to communicate with the Board of Directors. Board members can be reached directly by email. There is also a public comment period during every Board meeting where the community can address CRPD issues. The Board can listen to comments, but state law prohibits the Board of Directors from discussing items that are not included in the agenda. To have an item added to the agenda, please submit a written request to the Clerk of the Board by 5 p.m. three weeks prior to the meeting.
CRPD’s Board of Directors is elected by residents during the general election. There are five seats on the board. The four-year terms are staggered with general elections occurring during even-numbered years. For more information, contact Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections at 916-875-6451. Additional information may also be found here.
CRPD offers recreation programs for all ages, including athletics, arts, enrichment classes and camps. CRPD also provides dedicated facilities and programs for seniors through the Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center, for teens at The HYDE Out teen center, and for little ones through Cordova STEAM Preschool. For a current listing of programs visit the online directory or request a current copy of the Recreation Guide.
CRPD’s classes, programs and events are open to all. Pre-registration is required for all classes and programs. Some classes have age requirements and restrictions. All classes and programs require a waiver and/or an information packet filled out for each person. Class schedules, locations and availability may vary.
Credit Card Only Registration
Registration can be completed using the following methods if using a credit card.
- Online Registration - Click here to Register
- Phone - 916-369-9844, 916-366-3133 or 916-362-1704
- Fax - 916-573-3622
In Person Registration
Registration can also be completed in person at the following locations. Accepted payment methods are credit cards, cash or check.
Hagan Community Center
2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova
Monday-Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Neil Orchard Senior Activities Center
3480 Routier Road, Sacramento
Monday-Friday • 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mather Sports Center
3755 Schriever Avenue, Mather
Monday-Friday • 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
CRPD reserves the right to cancel, combine or divide classes, change the time, date or place of classes, change the instructor, or make other changes necessary at any time. If CRPD cancels a class due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued. For a full refund, registration cancellation must be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to the first class, unless otherwise noted. No refund will be issued after the class or program has had its second meeting. Failure to attend a class or “no show” is not eligible for a refund. Refunds for cash and check payments take 4-6 weeks to process; refunds for credit card payments take 2-3 business days to process. The online registration processing fee is nonrefundable.
If you have an idea for a class not currently offered, please contact our staff at email@example.com or 916-369-9844. For more information about becoming an instructor with us, please download the CRPD Independent Contractor Instructor Handbook and the Contract Instructor Information & Application (documents are located here). CRPD accepts new instructor proposals throughout the year.
Parks & Facilities
There are over 44 parks and facilities of all sizes throughout CRPD. CRPD maintains sports, aquatic and recreation facilities where many classes and other programs take place on a daily basis.
Many parks and facilities also have dedicated areas that can be rented for private use. Visit the Rentals page for more information.
Lincoln Village Community Pool
3480 Routier Road
General Information: 916-369-9844
Cordova Community Pool
2197 Chase Drive
General Information: 916-839-3786
Pools are typically open Memorial Day through Labor Day each year, but hours, dates and entry fees vary by location. For current hours and fees call 916-369-9844.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in CRPD parks. However, picnic sites that have been reserved in advance and with proper CRPD permitting may serve alcohol within the reserved site only. CRPD policy states: “shall be unlawful for any person or organization to sell, or cause to be sold alcoholic beverages without written permission from the General Manager.”
Park restrooms are cleaned daily or as needed for special events or when reserved.
CRPD personnel are in all parks on a daily basis. Maintenance crews are in all parks on at least a weekly basis. Management personnel inspect all facilities and parks on a monthly basis.
During the growing season from April through October, the parks are mowed weekly. In some areas, the sports fields may be mowed twice a week to accommodate games. In the off-season, the mow schedule varies based on weather and other variable conditions.
In 2015, CRPD worked with three water districts that provide water service to the parks and streetscapes to reduce water usage for irrigation by 20 to 36 percent by repairing and replacing existing irrigation equipment and experimenting with other conservation practices. In addition to complying with a reduced watering schedule, conservation practices were put into place that include aerating the lawn panels more frequently, fertilizing with a polymer coated fertilizer, applying more organic matter to the soil structure, and using plant growth regulators.
Report maintenance issues to the District Office at 916-842-3300, our Park Services Department at 916-369-9844 or through our website.
Use of open grass and picnic areas in neighborhood parks is open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certain parks require advanced reservation of picnic areas, and most pavilion and covered picnic areas also require an advanced reservation. Reservations need to be made no less than four business days prior to the reservation date. For more information about a specific park call 916-369-9844.
CRPD issues four categories of permits. For specific requirements and fees, and to download a permit application, visit Permits/Forms.
Commercial Use Permit: Required for commercial business or continued regular use of any CRPD property.
Special Use Permit: Required for groups larger than 150 people, special events closed to the public, or events that necessitate exemption of CRPD park rules.
Commercial Film/Photography Permit: Required for photography or filming for commercial, advertising or media use on any CRPD property.
Encroachment Permit Application: Required whenever an agency, organization, group or individual wishes to access District property for any reason other than regular recreational uses.
Click here! Receive the latest information about upcoming programs, events and general CRPD information through CRPD’s e-newsletter.
Every resident within CRPD may receive a current Recreation Guide bi-annually via regular mail.
If you did not receive a guide or live outside CPRD boundaries, you may:
- Visit any of our locations to pick up a current guide
- Download the digital recreation guide from our home page
- Call 916-842-3300 to be added to our mailing list