Sacramento CA is a BIG city.
With a population of over 418,000 it's the 6th largest city in California. It's nice to know that there are also plenty of Sacramento resources available for those who live in this delightful capital of California as well as those who come to visit.
The City of Sacramento CA Website
City websites can vary from very little info to massive amounts of info. I'm happy to report that the City of Sacramento resources website is chock full of great info! Here are some of the goodies I discovered today, while researching info for a future post
Sacramento CA 311 System
Sacramento, CA uses the 311 system for sharing information with us. I'm familiar with something similar from a city one of my family members used to live in and it's definitely got some nice advantages. Per their website, “Sacramento City 311 is an easy to remember phone number that residents, businesses and visitors can use to request service, report problems or get information from local government. Sacramento City 311 is your resource for connecting with the City of Sacramento. We handle requests for building permits, stray animals, utilities services, and much more – 311 Call Center is ready to help! Our customer service agents undergo extensive training to ensure each caller gets a courteous, quick and accurate response….311 provides a single point of contact for City of Sacramento government services.”
I like how their video description puts it, “Through integration and innovation the City of Sacramento offers citizens a “one stop shop” for city services.” 🙂
Sacramento Resources Includes Apps!
Sacramento likes apps as much as I do. 🙂 They have all SORTS of apps. Apps for 311, apps to help you find Rover, apps for police (including reporting non-emergency issues, and some other useful options like utilizing the property portion to document serial numbers and upload photos of your personal property and store that information in your app and even email that catalog to yourself.), apps for the fire department (includes option to report non-emergency issues, maps of emergency locations like hospitals, social media and more), and a Parking app to pay for parking AND help you find your car. One caveat – be sure to read the comments before you download this. Apparently at least a couple people have had issues. Not uncommon, but always wise to go in with eyes wide open, whether buying a new house or using a new app. 🙂
Parks are one of my fave things about Roseville CA. It's nice to know Sacramento puts a high priority on them as well. As they put it, “Parks add to the beauty of our city and represent a place where residents and visitors can go to relax, reflect and recreate. There are 222 parks and parkways totaling nearly 3,200 acres of land in the City of Sacramento.” CLICK HERE for a list them all including the important basics of whether they have a restroom or whether construction is going on. And once you're on that page, you can click on each park for more detailed information. They also have a page of specialty parks HERE. This leads you to dog parks (11), skate parks (14), community gardens (12), spray parks (14) including , and the city cemetery.
Sacramento Parks and Recreation Fun
The Park and Rec page has a multitude of cool resources including the seasonal park and rec guide; aquatics options like pools, swim programs and map of pools (12 pools and 5 play pools across the Sacramento Area); year round childcare choices; adult sports including basketball, volleyball, and softball; Camp Sacramento (“Camp Sacramento is a family camp & conference center serving residents of the Sacramento Valley and beyond since 1920.”); golf courses including Bartley Cavanaugh Golf Course, William Land Golf Course, Bing Maloney Golf Complex, and Haggin Oaks Golf Course; news and resources for boomers and seniors; Access Leisure (A program of the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation providing sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults – including veterans – with special needs); and more.
Sacramento Relocation Resources
CLICK HERE for a great go-to page for those moving to Sacramento whether from the local area or those relocating from out of the Sacramento area.
Sacramento Resources for Visitors
Sightseers abound in the gorgeous Sacramento area. We had fun with one of my kids' schools on a field trip from Southern California right when we were moving up here. It was a lovely introduction to our new area and very fascinating. From Old Sac to the Capitol to Sutters Fort and more. We had a great time exploring each place. And you can too. CLICK HERE for Sacramento resources and information about these spots popular with tourists and more.
Sacramento CA City Hall
The Sacramento City Hall section has all the info grouped dealing with the City government itself and it includes meeting schedules and minutes, holiday schedules, employment options, and more.
There is an excellent PDF map of all the Sacramento CITY NEIGHBORHOODS – this is useful for a variety of purposes including house hunting. If a house is listed as being in East Sacramento or South Natomas, you can open the PDF version of this map and search for it and voila – there it is. HANDY TIP – It's important to save this map as a PDF as my browser isn't letting me search it online but I COULD search it in Adobe as a PDF. They also have a great list of all the Sacramento neighborhood associations including meeting addresses, contact phone numbers, boundaries, and more.
Sacramento Neighborhood Services, Updates, and Info
The Sacramento resources page for Neighborhood Services is full of news and updates including food pantry resources, holiday safety tips, neighborhood watch info, neighborhood association info, and fun events in Sacramento CA through the year.
Sacramento Police Department News and Alerts
Important info and Sacramento resources including e-notify (The Sacramento Police Department offers an email notification system to provide up-to-date information on topics or events of interest), helicopter activity, and police daily activity updates in Sacramento.
Click here for service day finder, recycle calendar, ecycle weekly email reminders and other waste system resources?
SMUD – Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
The SMUD website has normal information like hours open, phone numbers and other contact information, and outage resources. It also has the “Call Before You Dig” phone number along with energy efficiency loan contacts and energy savings and safety tips.
Sacramento CA Resources In The Event of Flood Issues
My article, El Nino Heats Up- Roseville Area Flood Resources Abound, includes a myriad of Sacramento resources as well in the event of flooding.
So Many Great Resources for Sacramentans
These are just some of the many Sacramento resources you can find at the City of Sacramento website and other city sites! Great info, very useful, and now bookmarked at my Pinterest board, Sacramento California. Another great resource for you is my Facebook Group – Sacramento Area Joys – where I share family friendly information, news updates and alerts, fun things to do, great places to eat, and more. Do come join, won't you? Just click here.
Real Estate Resources for Sacramento
For those who are looking to buy a home in Sacramento CA, I have more resources to help you. Here are single family houses, condos, and townhomes currently for sale in the city of Sacramento. And YES, I'd love to help you with all your real estate need! Just give me a call at 657-229-KAYE or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com 🙂
Contents of this article...
- The City of Sacramento CA Website
- Sacramento CA 311 System
- Sacramento Resources Includes Apps!
- Sacramento Parks
- Sacramento Parks and Recreation Fun
- Sacramento Relocation Resources
- Sacramento Resources for Visitors
- Sacramento CA City Hall
- Sacramento Neighborhoods
- Sacramento Neighborhood Services, Updates, and Info
- Sacramento Police Department News and Alerts
- Sacramento Utilities
- SMUD – Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
- Sacramento CA Resources In The Event of Flood Issues
- So Many Great Resources for Sacramentans
- Real Estate Resources for Sacramento