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!
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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.