Come Out and Play with KaBOOM! and Disney Parks in Downtown Anaheim!

On August 16 and 17, Anaheim families will have an opportunity to "Play Together" at a fun filled weekend in Downtown Anaheim. KaBOOM! and Disney Parks have teamed up to create an exciting free event that includes a playful obstacle course for families to enjoy together. Anaheim was recently selected as 2014 Playful City USA community, and will be the first stop on this multi-city tour, which underscores research that reaffirms the importance of quality time on shaping a child's success.


To participate, visit to register beginning Tuesday, July 29, or to learn more click here.

Citywide Neighborhood Improvements!

The City of Anaheim is excited to highlight nearly 100 capital improvement projects that are taking place during the 2014/15 year. There are a diverse range of projects planned, and the improvements will be taking place throughout the City. New streetlights will be added, intersections will be widened, and overhead lines will be placed underground. Additionally, significant improvements will be added to our roadways and sewers while new developments are underway to enhance local growth and offer entertainment options for our community. To learn more about these improvements, click here.


Smokey Bear turns 70!

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has been the symbol of protection of forest and grasslands from human-caused wildfires. Anaheim Fire and Rescue wants everyone to get to know Smokey Bear and his important message. Anaheim Fire and Rescue is planning a special birthday celebration for Smokey Bear's 70th. To learn more, click here.

Friends from Japan

The Sister City Commission will welcome a delegation of eight students and two chaperones from Mito, Japan on a visit that will run from July 25 through August 2.The annual student exchange is one of the many efforts that Anaheim and Mito have in place to strengthen the 38-year bond between the cites. To learn more about the Sister City Commission, click here.

Fun on Wheels

The "Fun on Wheels" program is a free drop-in program designed to bring recreation and other resources into neighborhoods for children ages 5 and older. The program offers homework assistance, art enrichment, fitness fun, and resource materials. No registration is needed. To learn more about the program, click here.

A Place to Call Home

The Coming Home Anaheim Collaboration has successfully relocated over 68 households and 120 individuals to safe and supportive housing in its first six months of operation. Through partnerships with innovative non-profit agencies, particularly Coast to Coast, the City's primary partner, homeless individuals have been able to return home for reunions with their families living all over the U.S. To learn more, click here.

National Night Out

Join the Anaheim Police Department for National Night Out at Eucalyptus Park on Tuesday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. This annual event celebrates the

community's partnership with our Police Department to keep Anaheim safe, as well as provides community members the opportunity to interact with our Anaheim Police. There will be a helicopter display, SWAT and K9 unit demos, and crime prevention information. To learn more, click here.

Pool'rrifc News!

Renovations to our City's Pearson Park Pool will be officially complete in the coming weeks. The pool is one of many great features of the iconic Pearson Park, which also include an amphitheater, ball park, and sprawling playground. The City embarked on significant rehabilitation of the pool six months ago, which included in-depth structural repairs and new finish work. To learn more the park's pool hours, click here.




An Easy Read

The City recently announced that nearly 20 parks city-wide would be receiving significant upgrades in the coming year. Now, park visitors and nearby neighbors will have an idea of what's coming months before construction is complete with the help of large information signs placed at each park site. To learn more about the various park upgrades, click here.

Monumental Effort

Recently, the City Council approved the commissioning of two K9 monuments that will be placed at our new City dog parks: La Palma Dog Park and Olive Hills Dog Park. Spearheaded by the Anaheim Community Foundation, a broad community group has since assembled to privately fund this effort. If you are interested in giving a tax deductible donation, click here.

Early Literacy
The Anaheim Public Library has partnered with the Orange County United Way for "Read Aloud 15 MINUTES", a national, decade-long campaign to develop parent and community awareness in Orange County for the importance of early literacy focusing on children, ages 0-8 in Orange County. To learn more about the library's early literacy efforts, click here.  


Let's Do Our Part- California is in a Drought


Did you know that water left untouched requires another two glasses of water to wash after use? Anaheim Public Utilities is partnering with local restaurants to promote water conservation by only serving water to patrons upon request. Participating restaurants will be placing placards on counter and tabletops. With this cooperative effort, hundreds of gallons of water are saved each month.
To learn more about how you can do your part to save water, click here.
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