The Barn Opens In Bridge District

Barn Ribbon Cutting in West Sacramento

The Barn, a one of a kind culinary and music venue along the West Sacramento riverfront opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and major announcements today. Located at the southern end of the nearly mile-long River Walk promenade, the Barn has been designed to blend a food service operation with seasonal events, at a variety of scales.

“The Barn expands our entertainment district,” said West Sacramento Councilmember Chris Ledesma. “It becomes a regional destination for food and music and further energizes the area’s greatest natural and recreational asset-the river.”

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon added: “The whole region has been anticipating the dynamic activation of the riverfront, and West Sacramento is stepping up.”


Developer Mark Friedman of Fulcrum Property announced that Drakes Brewing Company, of San Leandro has agreed to lease the interior spaces of the Barn to manage a restaurant and beer garden. Drake’s is an urban craft brewery featuring West Coast Style hoppy beers. Full restaurant operations at the Barn are scheduled to begin in early 2017.

The initial activation of the Barn in West Sacramento happens on August 5th, 2016 with a weekly food truck event called “Friday Nights @ the Barn” run by Off The Grid-Sacramento. CEO Matt Cohen said, “Off the Grid is extremely excited by the opportunity to partner with the City of West Sacramento and Fulcrum Property to activate the Barn on Friday nights. Off the Grid’s focus is on innovating space to build community. The Barn is the perfect venue for Off the Grid to continue its growth in West Sacramento.”  Off the Grid also operates Sunday afternoons at the north end of the River Walk in front of the Ziggurat Building.

Connecting traditional themes to a modern event, Friday Nights @ The Barn will combine a night of dancing to high-energy bands and a diverse range of mouth-watering food trucks with aesthetic inspiration from a traditional Barn Dance and folk themes to create a truly unique experience for guests. Much like Off the Grid @ River Walk and Taco Fusion Tuesday at Crocker Art, Friday Nights @ The Barn will have 12+ food trucks, craft cocktails, beer and wine.

“For this, the inaugural season of the Barn, we’re really excited to partner with Off the Grid as we set off on a season of experimentation, invention and discovery,” said Fulcrum’s Mark Friedman. “We can think of no better collaborator than OtG in exploring the ways that this iconic structure and its riverfront site can be made meaningful and fun for everyone.”


Designed by the internationally-recognized firm “!melk” the Barn is an iconic structure that is essentially a bridge on land. It was built by West Sacramento- based Brown Construction from barn-like materials that curve and connect two interior service areas with an 80-foot long canopy that soars 20-feet overhead, providing shade and a sense of place for seating and events. The Barn site will host to a variety of events such as music festivals, markets, bike/foot races, movie nights, civic and charitable functions.

Completion of the Barn also marks the expansion of West Sacramento’s urban farm network. Two farmers will soon grow fresh fruits and vegetables on land adjacent to the Barn, with a farm stand on site managed by the Center for Land Based Learning.

In the fall, a new sculpture by world renowned artist Federico Diaz will be installed between the Tower Bridge and the Barn on the River Walk, further connecting and activating the landmarks and attractions that comprise the West Sacramento riverfront.

Finally, the City of West Sacramento has announced plans to rehabilitate and re-open the historic Mill Street Pier just south of the Barn atop the banks of the Sacramento River. This public lookout will provide yet another amenity for visitors to the Bridge District.


Banjo Fiddle entertained the crowd, becoming the first musical act to perform at the Barn.

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Locations for National Night Out-Tuesday, August 2


CLqH6P9VEAAjJ99Neighbors and West Sacramento’s public safety officers come together again for National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 2. Block parties and barbecues take place all across the city between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., as neighborhoods welcome members of police, fire and public safety. This annual program has been going on for over 30 years and nearly that long in West Sacramento.

National Night Out:

    • Heightens awareness of crime and drug prevention;
    • Supports participation in local anti-crime efforts; and
    • Strengthens neighborhood spirit and emphasizes the message that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


20150804_1805412016 National Night Out Stops:

  • 685 Lighthouse Drive
  • 740 Fremont Boulevard
  • 1825 Laurel Lane
  • 1016 Meadow Road
  • 2705 Cascade Street
  • 1544 Alabama Avenue
  • 1920 Essex Avenue
  • 3401 Savannah Lane
  • 3170 Venice Street
  • 2633 Bradford Way
  • 3850 Fowler Road
  • 3745 Pyramid Place
  • 3967 Tahoe Street
  • 3738 Elsinore Court.
  • 3429 Evergreen Circle
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Entertainment and Refreshments Available at the Farmers Market Today

Did someone say wine slushies?! Come on down to the market today and enjoy an awesomely refreshing wine slushie from Heringer Estates Family Vineyards & Winery! Support your local farmers and pick up some fruits, veggies and snacks while you’re at it. The dance teams from the West Sacramento Community Center will be performing too!

The Farmers Market will run from 4:30 – dusk today in front of City Hall.


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Joey Lopes Park Receives Project of the Year Award

The Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has selected Joseph “Joey” Lopes Park for a Project of the Year Award. The project won in the Parks and Trails category. The APWA Sacramento Chapter Awards Program recognizes public works projects that demonstrate excellence in management, administration design, sustainability, construction and community relations, as well as the alliance among the managing agency and the consultant/engineer/contractor. Joey Lopes Park, named after the West Sacramento boxing legend, opened  last month at the corner of West Capitol Avenue, and Sycamore Avenue.





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Pokémon Go Safety Tips from West Sacramento Police

The West Sacramento Police Department would like to remind all Pokémon trainers (adults, teens and kids) of some simple safety tips that should be followed when playing Pokémon Go:

– Be alert at all times
– Stay aware of your surroundings
– Play in pairs or as a group in well-lit areas to ensure your safety
– Do not drive or ride your bike, skateboard, or other device while interacting with the app –  “you can’t do both safely”
– Do not trespass onto private property or go to areas you usually would not if you weren’t   
 playing Pokémon Go
– Be cautious of being lured into a bad situation

police and pokemon go

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Pokémon Go at the Farmers Market

pokemongoFor those of you that are currently obsessed with Pokémon GO… There is a Pokémon Gym right in the center of the Farmers market and a few Pokémon Stops nearby. Check it out while you shop at the market. Tell the kids! See you this afternoon!

And be sure to stop by and say hi to the Environmental Services Division in the City’s booth. Learn water conservation and recycling tips from our experts!

4:30-dusk in front of  City Hall.


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New Shopping Cart Retrieval Program Off To A Good Start

Dozens of shopping carts have been cleared from the streets and returned to their rightful stores in the first month of a program targeting abandoned shopping carts.

The carts are rounded up weekly by California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation. Residents can also help report abandoned shopping carts by using an app called CartSnap.

Click on the picture below to watch a feature story on the program by KCRA 3:


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Tickets Available for Farmers Market DigIn! Dinner, July 28th

West Sacramento’s  Brett Stockdale, chef of Pangaea is cooking at the DigIn! Dinner Thursday, July 28th. Stockdale will be joined by guest host Mayor Pro Tem Beverly Sandeen. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Land-Based Learning.

Dinner is served under the shade of the big tent in front of City Hall,  located at 1110 W. Capitol Avenue, starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:45 p.m.  Each dinner guest is also given $5.00 to spend and explore at the West Sacramento Farmers Market. Individual tickets are $65. Buy Tickets Here

Dig In FB Promo

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Outdoor Water Workshop at the Community Center, July 23rd


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West Sac Police Summer Block Party Helping Build Community Trust

Nice feature on Summer Night Lights from Fox 40: Click picture below to view.

fox 40 video

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