Volunteers needed to celebrate 916 Day across City parks

Volunteers are invited to join the City’s Parks and Community Enrichment Commission for tree plantings and cleanups at multiple Sacramento parks to celebrate 916 Day.

The Sacramento City Council on Sept. 13 will declare September 16, 2022, as 916 Day. This recognition urges all Sacramentans to celebrate city parks as the cornerstone of the community.

Parks commissioners are set to host a series of beautification and service events across the City to promote volunteerism and partnerships at parks and green spaces.

“Sacramento, our 916 community, is such a wonderful place to live, for families to set roots, for our children to grow,” said Devin Lavelle chair and commissioner for District 7. “At the heart of Sacramento is our rich tapestry of neighborhoods and the parks, green spaces and nature areas that so often define them. On 916 Day we celebrate our city, our neighborhoods and the people who make this such a fantastic place to live.”

“Sacramento residents love their city, and 916 Day is a great way to show that by gathering with each other at city parks to volunteer,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “I’m proud of our park commissioners and the work they’ve put into this celebration of community.”

Volunteers can register online for any of the events across the city here.

District 1 Park Cleanup: Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at North Natomas Regional Park
District 2 Tree Planting: Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at Triangle Park
District 3 916 Week of Service Closing: Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. at McKinley Park
District 4 Tree Planting and Painting: Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at John Muir Park
District 5 Tree Planting: Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. at Argonaut Park
District 6 Tree Planting: Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at George Sim Community Center
District 7 916 Day Celebration and Tree Planting: Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. at Garcia Bend Park, program to follow at 6 p.m.
District 8 916 Week of Service Kickoff and Tree Planting: Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. at Levar Burton Park

Parks Commissioners aim to recruit and bring together 916 volunteers across these events and enact 916 Day events every year.

916 Day was first held in 2018 as a citywide event to promote pride and healing.

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