Mission Statement: "Neighbors working together with the City to create a safe, clean, family-friendly and vibrant neighborhood."
Follow the Accomplishments of our Wish List for Graceada & Enslen park improvements.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., CANA & The City to make improvements in the parks.
PDF of Plans (depicts ideas only)
Conversations started in the fall of 2016 among College Area Neighborhood Alliance neighbors, City of Modesto Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods Department staff, Modesto Police Department, Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc., Councilwoman Kristi Ah You (who initiated the Safety Survey last fall), and Steve Rank of Rank Investigation & Protection sharing ideas regarding safety, repairs and improvements for Graceada & Enslen Parks. The actions and accomplishments will be listed on the website for you to follow.
The Barber Family - Baby Ryan Michael Barber Memorial Fund - The Pool and Splash Pad are Open! Friday, June 15th was the Ribbon Cutting of the Reopening of the Pool and Splash Pad in Graceada Park thanks to Jake & Katie Barber. Scores of people - including lots of kids - gathered at Graceada Park for the celebration and to swim and enjoy the new water feature, eat pizza, and meet new neighbors. Click here for their story.
The project cost $240,000, and the Barbers have raised $220,000. They will match donations dollar for dollar to raise the final $20,000. Go to ryanbarberfund.com to learn more, including how to donate.
Graceada Park Futsal Courts and Repairs to the tennis courts for multi-use
Darrel Wilkins brought forth the proposal to bring the new and exciting game of Futsal to Graceada Park for our city's youth. In reviewing and planning, the tennis courts need repairs and improvements and will benefit the Futsal League along with tennis, pickleball, and more. The courts will become multi-use courts. Click here for more details.
Click here to open the Focus on Prevention's Information on Homelessness. 2017 statistics and how we as a neighborhood can educate ourselves to engage with those in our parks and neighborhood who are looking for help. This PDF is a guide in how to engage with those experiencing homelessness. Continue to follow the newspaper on the new Homeless Access/Day Center to help those experiencing homeless connect with needed services.
Rank Security Patrol in the CANA area. Click Security Patrol Services/Signup to learn about services. As more subscribers sign up our hours of coverage increase. Right now our subscriber number 215. Our goal is 600 for 24/7 coverage.There is at least one unit assigned to CANA every night. In addition there is a daytime unit four days a week, and that is in addition to the unit that works nights. Normally the evening unit starts at 7pm. Call Rank Investigation and Protections, Inc. 1301 K Street, Suite G, Modesto, CA 95354, 209-526-2025 to request a subscriber application or to ask questions.
Go Green. Want to Recycle?
A program that will pick up at your doorstep. Thank you United Cerebral Palsy of Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties for helping our neighborhood. Click here for details and information.
We are redesigning how to access Agendas & Notes from meetings. Thank you for your patience.
CANA General Meetings (every two months)
Previous Meetings & Announcements
1. Notes on meeting re: Uses in both parks Dec 2016
2. Notes on meeting with Doctor's Hospital October 10, 2016
3. Notes on Meeting with County officials and staff October 19, 2016
7. Public Safety Survey Results, Kristi Ah You November 2016
9. Agenda Sept 2016 General Meeting Sept 2016
10. Agenda March 23 CANA General Meeting March 2017
11. Agenda May 2017 May 2017
12. Here is a list of ideas neighbors have come up with for the use of Graceada and Enslen park. January 15, 2017. See if there is one of them you would like to lead, or send in your ideas.
Had fun at the 2017 fall CANA Root Beer Float & Splash Party on the Virginia Trail. The mist felt good, and there were many happy walkers and bikers who enjoyed their free root beer floats! 60 + floats were given out! Thanks Julie for hosting, and those who contributed the ice cream, root beer and cookies. Let's have another in 2018!
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