What Natomas Needs: A Place For Families To Play

THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

While Natomas has a new teen center, two terrific public libraries and after school programs at both high schools, THE BUZZ often hears our neighborhood still needs a place where young people and families can play together in addition to our parks.
The call for an arcade, bowling alley or skating rink were sounded shortly after the BORDERS bookstore closed on Natomas Boulevard. Today, there are several more large retail sites sitting vacant such as former Sam’s Club and Linens ‘N Things stores.
THE BUZZ recently took a trip to Rohnert Park in Sonoma County where the old Linens ‘N Things store there has been converted into an indoor go kart raceway which opened in November 2009. In addition to the pint-sized karts, Driven Raceway also features bowling, an arcade (with tickets and prizes), glow-in-the dark miniature golf, party rooms and meeting space.
We think something similar would be a great addition to Natomas!


  1. Anonymous says

    I agree to this post. I recently was introduce to Roller Derby and have to travel to the Carmichael area just to brush up on my skating skills. I would also like to see a rink, alley or an arcade in the Natomas area.

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