Welcome to Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association’s Curtis Park News Blog!

Welcome to the historic neighborhood of Curtis Park!

 We’re pleased to introduce you to one of the most active, desirable neighborhoods inSacramento! 

 A founding basis for Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association is the belief that a neighborhood is enriched when its residents become participants, that involvement with others stimulates community spirit.  From this, a primary objective of SCNA is to organize and develop neighborhood spirit  and communication through an array of year-round events, by holding regular monthly board meetings to discuss issues of relevance to Curtis Park, by publishing the Viewpoint newspaper and now, by maintaining the Curtis Park News blog.  Additionally, SCNA’s operation of the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community provides the social and architectural centerpiece for neighborhood activities and gatherings essential to building a stronger community and enhancing quality of life in the neighborhood.  

The neighborhood association at work

 Nothing speaks to strength of community louder than the Herculean accomplishment of the community of neighbors who banded together to save the old SierraSchoolfrom demolition in the 1970’s.   This effort led to the birth of Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association and the dynamic center for cultural and educational activities that is today known as the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community.  As your neighborhood association, SCNA was formed specifically to:

  •  Promote the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood
  • Promote the educational, community and recreational uses of the Sierra 2 Center and its grounds
  • Promote and foster diversity and good community relations in the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood and broaderSacramentoarea
  • Sponsor and encourage educational, community, and recreational programs through public and private funding in the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood

 SCNA serves over 2,500 households in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood.  Whether it be addressing neighborhood concerns such as traffic, crime and land use, neighborhood improvements such as parks and playgrounds, neighborhood history and preservation efforts, or providing social events and cultural experiences in the neighborhood, SCNA is committed to bringing an added dimension of living in Curtis Park that makes our neighborhood one of the most desirable in Sacramento. 

We invite you to help us lead the charge in community-building and neighborhood communications.  Subscribe to our blog to stay up to date on the pressing issues, neighborhood activities, and other happenings in Curtis Park.


3 responses to “Welcome to Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association’s Curtis Park News Blog!”

  1. cindy whitcher says :

    re first friday dinners. I really enjoyed them at the start, then they moved to larger room, still good. then they took a long break and then were back, sort of, and then gone again. so lost the rhythm. I think it is a really great function but it should not be interrupted if possible. It also seems that less attendance in summer? if this is true, then maybe just sept or oct thru june would be good. I also think it should go back to serve yourself, no seconds and charge more as it seems that the servers are stingy and not enough to eat for some so seems less worthwhile to come. Maybe lower price for kids only?

  2. Doris Brown says :

    We love First Friday. It is a unique opportunity for our neighborhood to come together and visit.

    More of our neighbors are planning to come this Friday, February 3 so I hope there will be enough food. I know it must be very hard to plan for the right number of people.

    The reduced attendance has probably been at least partly caused by the on and off nature of this event. Ideally, it would be every First Friday so people put it on their calendars. The January 6 First Friday was listed in the Viewpoint, but then cancelled with no notice to people without email.

  3. Gerre Buehler says :

    I too enjoy First Friday. I concur with Cindy and Doris that the recent decrease in attendance is likely due to the haphazard schedule of the last year. I noticed that the Viewpoint included a schedule for 2012. I hope to see attendance increase as neighbors can feel certain that First Friday will be held on First Friday.

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