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My Town

12/22/2017 11:00AM

Naomi Yamamoto, 

Marketing Consultant, Results Radio

January 2018
Photo by Melinda Hunter

How do I see my town:


I have lived in Redding for almost 25 years and looking back, a common theme that comes to mind is FUN. Whether you enjoy the outdoors, community functions or busy weekends spent with friends and family, the North State has FUN to offer. We have the most breathtaking outdoors, world-class lakes, mountains, trails galore, the Sacramento River and Mt. Shasta within an hour drive.  We also have amazing community FUN—our signature events such as Kool April Nights, the Redding Rodeo and the Redding Beer and Wine Festival, plus new FUN to come like the opening of the new Riverfront Playhouse, the Sheraton Hotel at Turtle Bay and possible food trucks downtown.  The community events make this town thrive with beer, wine, food, tasting events, film festivals, farmers markets and the great entertainment at our many music venues.  The FUN for families is aplenty, with the new Kids Kingdom, Turtle Bay, YMCA, Big League Dreams, the Redding Soccer Park, The Aquatic Center and the new bike park at Caldwell Park. FUN is always easy to find, easy to get to and often affordable for the whole family. Our access to FUN often comes without the crowds and high costs.  I encourage us all to embrace the FUN of this community. It’s hard to believe how long I’ve lived here now, but as we all know, “Time flies when you are having FUN!”

Enjoy where you live!