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by City Manager Ken Striplin

As we approach the summer months, it’s time to plan for outdoor outings and events. We hope that you will make plans to enjoy the terrific programs and facilities right here in Santa Clarita. Whether it’s a swim program, free concert in the park or viewing an international cycling event, we work hard to make your local experiences fun and memorable.

The City’s aquatics center offer great swim programs, including group and private swim lessons, lap and recreational swim, water exercise, adult swim, and even stand up paddle boarding classes. Special aquatics introductory programs include diving, water polo and synchronized swim clinics. Whichever class or program you and your family choose, you will enjoy it in one of the City’s well-maintained and supervised pools located at Newhall Park, North Oaks Park, Santa Clarita Park, Valencia Glen Park, Valencia Meadows Park and the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center. Check it all out at:

In anticipation of the Amgen Tour of California coming to Santa Clarita on May 14, the City will be hosting the Hit the Trail community bike ride. The free family-oriented bike ride will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 from Valencia Heritage Park. For more information about the Hit the Trail community bike ride, other cycling events or the Amgen Tour of California, visit

If you are looking for something for your children to do this summer, I encourage you to check out Camp Clarita. This City-run day camp program, held at city parks, provides a safe, fun environment that serves the recreational needs of youth in Santa Clarita. For more information or to sign up for day camp, visit

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email me directly at: Thank you for helping to make Santa Clarita one of the best communities in California.

Best regards,

Last updated: 5/1/2015 12:07:49 PM