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June 11, 2011
Tile your way into history at White Rock Park

You've always wanted to cement your place in history, and now you can. Well, you can tile your place into history, anyway.

The Cordova Recreation and Park District is completely renovating White Rock Park at 10488 White Rock Road in Rancho Cordova, and they are offering residents the opportunity to paint 200 tiles that will embellish a mosaic city wall that will meander through the park.

Besides the mosaic wall, the park will feature a 2,500-square-foot recreation building, a barbecue and sheltered picnic area, two new basketball courts, two renovated tennis courts and a playscape. Kids of all ages will also be able to run through vertical and horizontal water sprays. The park will be complete in July, said recreation manager Marni Francisco-Cady.

If you want to be among those residents who get to have a tile at the new park, you must pre-register for the June 18 event where all the painting will go on. The parks district is working with the Color Me Mine ceramic studio to supply the tile, painting materials and firing.

Sign up online at, by phone at (916) 362-1841, or in person at the District Office, 2197 Chase Drive, in Rancho Cordova. Registration is also available at these locations:

-- Cordova Senior Activities Center, 3480 Routier Road, Sacramento, (916) 366-3133
-- Riverview Community Center, 10700 Ambassador Drive, Rancho Cordova, (916) 635-8977
-- Mather Sports Center, 3755 Schriever Ave., Rancho Cordova, (916) 362-1704

Here's what it costs:

-- $10 for children ages 12 and under. Scholarships are available.
-- $18 for adults
-- $100 for tiles for businesses or organizations.

You'll have to bring your receipt to the event to redeem your tile. The June 18 event will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon at White Rock Park. Be sure to wear clothes that will look better with a few smatters of paint.

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