It is clear we are well into the hot summer months. I hope you are keeping cool and enjoying some time with family and friends.
I am excited to share with you a special invitation to attend the Mayor’s Virtual City Tour and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located on the first floor of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all the ways our city is providing you and your family with a high quality of life.
Parks, trails, open space, transportation services, events and more will be highlighted via a “virtual tour.” Ice cream will be served free of charge so don’t miss this great event. Please RSVP to the city at 661-255-4939 or by email: Jethompson@santa-clarita.com.
The city is hosting a major event this month called the Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sports Complex, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway.
The Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival offers more than 20 exciting activities throughout the Sports Complex’s 22 acres of facilities, including the Aquatic Center, Skate Park, Gymnasium, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and fields. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their swimsuits to participate in cool aquatic activities including snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and inner-tube water polo.
A healthy eating activity, raffle prizes and local vendors help make this one of our most popular events for families. If you’re interested in making healthier eating choices, looking for easy ways to stay active, or want to explore a new youth sports activity, I invite you to check out the free Youth Sports and Healthy Families Festival. To view the full event lineup and a map of the day’s activities, visit santa-clarita.com/youthsportsfestival.
Thank you for your interest in our great city. I look forward to seeing you at the Virtual City Tour and Ice Cream Social on Aug. 15.
Marsha McLean is mayor of the city of Santa Clarita.