City Receives ‘Award of Achievement’ for Great American Campout and Discovery Park

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The City of Santa Clarita received the Award of Achievement from the California Park & Recreation Society for the great American Campout event and the new Discovery Park. The City will receive recognition at the 2011 California and Pacific Southwest Recreation and Park Training Conference.

The Great American Campout features hundreds of families camping out at Central Park.

The Great American Campout, awarded in the health and Wellness category, saw hundreds of campers descend on Central Park last year for the inaugural campout. The event returns on June 25, 2011, offering residents the opportunity to spend a beautiful summer evening under the stars and experience the outdoors with fun activities for the whole family. Space is limited and registration begins February 22, register online at

Discovery Park was recognized for its unique features.

 In the Park Planning and Design Category, Discovery Park was specifically recognized for the park’s unique features of integrating community needs while restoring ecological function to the land.

For more information on Discovery Park or the Great American Campout, contact Sarona Vivanco, the City’s Interim Recreation Superintendent , at (661)284-1414 or visit

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