Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association
  "The Avenues"


  1. 2018 Dates have not been released. check back
    Community Cleanup - The Avenues area
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is sponsoring a Community Cleanup Day. Trash Pick-Up / Graffiti Removal / Sidewalk Cleanup More details coming soon. FREE BBQ to follow at Rainbow Park This is a tentative date... check back to confirm
  2. 08/07/18 Tuesday - 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    National Night Out - Rainbow Park
    Location: Rainbow Park (corner of 41st Ave & MLK Blvd) For more information visit our Facebook Page or call Phone: 916-895-6619
  3. 09/29/18 Saturday - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Fall Back 3 School Bash & Resource Fair
    The MLKNA is hosting our 2nd Annual Education Resources Fair at Rainbow Park. Scheduled activities include: - Booths from community based organizations, including SETA Headstart, Southgate Recs & Parks R.E.C. Van, St. Hope, Fortune Charter School, WIC, Community Resource Project, My Sister's House, Sacramento Food Bank and more. - FREE Backpacks & tote bags along with back to school supplies will be distributed. - Free Hot Dogs, chips, snow cones and water - 3 point shooting contest - Interactive sidewalk chalk art - Face Painting - Bouncy House
  4. 2018 date is pending
    Pacific Elementary Bridge Cleanup
    Before the kids head back to school, join your neighbors in cleaning the Pacific Elementary Pedestrian Bridge that crosses Highway 99. Neighborhood volunteers will meet at the roundabout on 44th Avenue. We will have trash bags and a few sets of gloves. Water and snacks will be provided. Please join us in making this bridge safe and clean for students.
March a Mile for MLK
January 13, 2018 9 to Noon
Walk in support of our 
start: Fruitridge Community Center
end: Rainbow Park
Meet your neighbors, help clean the community and plant a flower.
Followed by Book and Resource Fair
Free Food.  Everyone is encouraged to invite one person who does not look like you to the event as your guest.  
Together we are turning this around and becoming an example of what is possible through cooperation and community involvement.  The following is an article published about our neighborhood:
Capital Public Radio News - December 5, 2014
Cosmo Garvin

"The Avenues as this stretch is informally know, from Fruitridge Road to about 49th Avenue, is a mile of decaying apartment buildings, interesped with weed filled empty lots, the occasionl car repair place of convenience store.  In lots where buildings used to be you see piles of trash and clothes, mattresses, pink and purple Big Wheels. 

There are about 800 apartment units in this one-mile stretch of MLK. "