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Park District gives new life to closed school
Park District gives new life to closed school

Folsom Cordova Unified School District recently faced the closure of two of their Elementary schools in Rancho Cordova.  Rather than let the facility sit idle, Cordova Recreation and Park District approached the school district about allowing the use of the space for community events and classes.  In a unique and cooperative arrangement, these two public agencies have entered into a long term lease allowing the Park District use of the facility as a new community center, while retaining ownership of the land and facility by the school district for future use as a school.  A low cost, 25 year lease has been negotiated, allowing both agencies to walk away with a win; the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will not have an empty building to attract vandalism and theft, and Cordova Recreation and Park District gains some much needed space to expand recreation programming.

Under the management of the Cordova Recreation and Park District, the new "Riverview Community Center" includes  amenities such as:

  • Rental space - Clean, safe environment, tables and chairs included in price, a kitchen and a price that is tough to beat. The District is offering a special – mention this article and receive $10 off your entire rental. There is a minimum of 2 hours for rental.

  • Classes - From children to seniors, painting to working out, beginners to advanced, Riverview Community Center has a class for you.

  • Teen Haven – Grand Opening September 30th 4:00pm. Enjoy snacks, refreshments, music, games, and a drawing! Meet the staff and sign up to join the new Teen Haven. Operations of Teen Have begin Monday, September 19th. The Haven will be open Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00pm, excluding holidays. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join for only a $10 membership fee per school year, plus a daily $1 fee. Punch cards for available to purchase at all Cordova Recreation and Park District registration sites, a 5 visit punch card for $5. All members must have their parent/guardian complete our Membership Information Form, available to download from the District's website at www.crpd.com. The Teen Haven is available for birthday party rentals and group meetings. Party rental includes the use of all game equipment. Meeting space rentals offers a classroom set up with white boards, tables, chairs and T.V. with DVD player. Please call 916.635.8977 x103 for more information on how to book your rental. Cost is $50 / hour with a 2 hour minimum, plus a $200 deposit.

  • Dedicated preschool programming space - A large section of of the campus is dedicated to a popular Preschool Program for ages 3-5. Preschool sessions begin September 6 and run Monday thru Friday offering both morning and afternoon sessions.  Interested participants are encouraged to sign up now as sessions fill up quickly.

  • Dance studio – The District has converted a former classroom into a new dance studio, complete with mirrors and a beautiful laminate wood floors. This studio is ideal for teaching dance, aerobics, yoga and much more. The District is currently seeking new contract class instructors, contact them at 635-8977.

Riverview Community Center is located at 10700 Ambassador Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. Participants may sign up for any District class or programs at Riverview. Rentals must be booked in person at Riverview. For further information please call (916) 635-8977 or visit www.crpd.com.