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On February 7th, this modest building at Tahoe Elementary opened its doors to the community in order to showcase all of the new family-friendly activities it has in store for Tahoe Park. Anyone with an interest in staying healthy, whether “in spirit, mind, or body,” is welcome to the new Community Center.

The YMCA Tahoe Park Community Center is a new initiative made possible by the YMCA of Superior California and the Sacramento City Unified School District. It seeks to bring the people of Tahoe Park, regardless of age or gender, together while promoting health, well being, and a strong community bond.

Activities now being offered at this location include art and fitness programs for kids, adult classes such as yoga, and classes that parents and their children can enjoy together.

“We’re all about health,” says Amanda McCarthy, Executive of the YMCA’s Sacramento Service Area District, and resident of Tahoe Park. McCarthy, who helped organize the grand opening, says that the YMCA has listened to the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association, and what residents want are “resources and opportunities as a family.”

Though winter isn’t exactly the easiest time to promote staying active and healthy, the new Community Center is already off to a strong start, with even more planned for the months ahead. As the weather improves, McCarthy and the YMCA plan to take advantage of the 19 acre park just across the street, with outdoor activities and even a First Aid/CPR workshop.

Bring the family and check out Tahoe Park’s new Community Center, courtesy of the SCUSD and the YMCA.

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