What is Southgate Recreation & Park District?

Southgate Recreation & Park District (SRPD) is an independent special district as authorized through California State Public Resources Code Section 5780 in 1956, governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors. It is a local government agency established to serve the residents of South Sacramento.

For over fifty years Southgate Recreation & Park District has been acquiring and developing parks and recreational facilities. The District encompasses a 52-square mile area of unincorporated South Sacramento County. In this area, the District currently maintains 47 parks6 community centers2 aquatic facilities and numerous landscape corridors and nature preserves. The District’s primary goal and its public charge is to provide recreation and park services to the 120,000 residents it serves. We employ professional management and staff who manage the diverse services and facilities for the South Sacramento community.

Over the next twenty years we expect to add approximately 500 acres of park land and green space as new subdivision development occurs. Our strong tradition of Parks, Programs & Partnerships will continue to guide us, enabling us to continue serving the park and recreation needs of our socially, economically and culturally diverse community.


Our mission is: A commitment to provide positive recreational opportunities, safe and attractive parks and open spaces, resulting in a healthier community.


The District lies east of Sacramento, south of Rancho Cordova and north of Elk Grove. Our eastern boundary extends to Grant Line Road. Visit the California Special District Association mapping program.

Facility Rentals

The District has a variety of community center and park rentals to meet your large or small group gatherings, family functions, weddings, corporate retreats, birthday parties, and more!

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504’), Southgate Recreation and Park District will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Southgate Recreation and Park District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Southgate Recreation and Park District, should contact the District, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Requests may be submitted here or by calling (916) 428-1171.

The ADA does not require Southgate Recreation and Park District to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service, employment, or activity of Southgate Recreation and Park District is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

Paula Hansen
ADA Coordinator
Southgate Recreation & Park District
6000 Orange Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: (916) 428-1171 ext. 12

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Southgate Recreation & Park District Refund Policy

Programs, Classes, and Activities:
Refunds and transfers are granted without fees for cancellations received at least 72
hours prior to the first class. Failure to attend a class does not constitute grounds for a
refund. Refunds will be provided if an activity is canceled by the District. A transaction
fee may be charged for cancellations.

Payment of Refunds:
Refunds issued in the form of a check take up to 30 days to process. Refunds may be
issued to your Southgate ActiveNet account to use for future programs, classes,
activities, park rentals and/or facility rentals. Refunds to a Southgate ActiveNet account
are available earlier. Southgate Recreation & Park District reserves the right to cancel or change program
offerings, park permits or facility rentals at any time.