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Morrison Creek Revitalization Study


The Morrison Creek Revitalization Project (MCRP) began in 2016 by leaders of the Avondale Glen Elder Neighborhood Association (AGENA) and the Capital Regional Organizing Project (CROP). What began as a cleanup effort grew into a community effort to revitalize the creek. The community engaged in a year-long planning process to determine goals and outcomes for Morrison Creek. Morrison Creek runs between Power Inn Road and 65th Street and through the Avondale Glen Elder neighborhood and is located adjacent to Sim Park, the George Sim Community Center, and Elder Creek Elementary School.

Project’s goals include:

  • Create a community asset in the Morrison Creek corridor
  • Restore some of the natural environment along Morrison Creek
  • Develop community stewardship for Morrison Creek
  • Create an active transportation route for community use in the Morrison Creek corridor
  • Strengthen connection between community and institutional partners
  • Increase opportunities for community leadership
  • Enhance connectivity between schools, parks, and other community assets adjacent to Morrison Creek
  • Maintain community stability for current residents

In 2019, the City of Sacramento received a $697,000 grant through the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) to revitalize Morrison Creek. The City is currently undertaking a feasibility study of the creek corridor between Power Inn Road and 63rd Street to conduct engineering evaluation and develop a plan for Morrison Creek that may include: alternatives for improved bicycle and pedestrian (shared-use trail) connectivity between schools, a neighborhood park, community center and local organizations serving the community; improved crossing of the 65th Street Expressway and Logan Street; restoration of the natural environment along the creek corridor at the north end of George Sim Park; and interpretive elements to educate the public on the importance of floodplains for ecological diversity and river health. The study will be used as a planning document to assist in programming future improvements to the creek as both a functional stormwater management system, and an aesthetically enjoyable, educational community gathering space offering comfortable connections to nearby amenities.


To learn more about the Morrison Creek Revitalization Project, click the link below.

Project Background


The City and project team representatives will hold a Listening Session on November 9th , 2022, at the George Sim Community Center from 5:30-7:30 PM to introduce this phase of the project and hear from community members their ideas about this project. You can RSVP here.

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James Kragh, P.E.
Associate Civil Engineer
Public Works – Engineering Services
Funding and Project Development