Message from the City Manager Ken Striplin

by | Jun 28, 2017 | Community

 The Fourth of July means a fun filled day in Santa Clarita. It is a holiday people of all ages look forward to, whether you like to get up early for the Independence Day Run, enjoy the sights and sounds of the much beloved parade or can’t wait to see the summer night sky lit up with fireworks.
Speaking of fireworks, we want to make sure everyone enjoys this patriotic holiday safely. Besides being a fire danger to our hills, which are lush with vegetation after this winter’s rain, they can also be a nuisance. Sheriff’s deputies will be out looking for illegal fireworks and making sure that people are celebrating safely and considerately.
As the temperatures go up – a great way to cool off is to head to one of the City’s six pools. While all locations offer swim lessons and other programs, there is only one spot to bring your family if you want to dive into the water and into a popular kids flick. The summer favorite, Dive In Movies, returns on Saturday, July 8 with the Secret Life of Pets at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center and on Saturday July 29, it’s Finding Dory at the Santa Clarita Pool. Films start at 7 p.m.
No matter your taste of music, there is sure to be something that appeals to your dancing feet at this summer’s Concerts in the Park, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union. Some of the highlights include a Queen tribute, Earth, Wind & Fire tribute, Val Halen tribute, Santana tribute, Tom Petty tribute, Sublime tribute, Beatles tribute and a rockin’ country western show. Concerts kick off at 7 p.m. at Central Park running July 8 – August 26. Check out for the full lineup.
Looking to add some entertainment into your child’s summertime? Look no further than our local community centers. The Newhall Community Center offers a variety of programs for teens and kids. Children can enjoy exciting and creative activities and games, while teens take part in weekly themed projects that include art, games and even fieldtrips (additional cost). For more information, check out
There is more summer fun to be had at the Canyon Country Community Center. Kids can dance, explore fabulous physics, build in Lego Camp, get active with dodgeball games and even work some magic at Wizard Camp. For more information, please visit
I hope you enjoy all our City has to offer during the summer months. Remember you can always stay up to date on what’s happening in Santa Clarita by following the City on Facebook and Instagram @CityofSantaClarita. That is also where you will find hints to where our 30th anniversary mascot, Sammy Clarita is hiding. Wishing your family an amazing summer!
Best Regards,, Ken Striplin




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