Napa Riverfront
Fire Station 5

Fire Station # 5 Grand Opening

Please join us for our Fire Station #5 Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8th from 3:00-5:00 pm. Station 5 is located at 3001 Browns Valley Road in Napa. Check out the flyer here.

Come say hello, have some refreshments and tour the station. We look forward to visiting with you!

Napa Riverfront

Urban Tech Talk - Napa: 2040 General Plan Conversation Starters

The official kickoff for the General Plan 2040 update will begin in early summer 2018.

As a prequel to this update, the City is hosting a series of talks to get the conversation started. The first of two talks will be held on Friday, May 18. We have had such a great response to this event so we have changed venues to accommodate more attendees. This talk will be held at Uptown Theatre Napa, 1350 3rd Street, from 2PM – 8PM.

If you would like to attend this exciting event, use our Eventbrite link and register today. Video highlights will also be available on the City’s website after the event. We appreciate the interest in this very important topic – and we appreciate our community’s investment in our future!

Tap Water

Tap Water Day Open House

Water plant tours aren’t just for fifth graders anymore!  On Saturday, May 12 from 10 am to 2 pm, the City of Napa opens the gates to its state-of-the-art Edward I. Barwick Jamieson Canyon Water Treatment Plant at 270 Kirkland Ranch Roach, just off Highway 12.  At this first annual “Tap Water Day” Open House, the community is invited to see the equipment, processes, and people that convert raw water from the Sacramento River Delta into clean, safe drinking water for several Napa Valley cities.  Tours of the facility will start every twenty minutes, including an up close look at the laboratory and advanced control system.  Browse banners in the filter gallery displaying the historical milestones that led up to today’s modern water system.  View a running slide show of our other major water facilities.  See a display of the various pipes in the underground distribution system.  Check out a large system map, ask questions of our engineers, and learn the value of tap water compared to other consumer products.
Tap Water Day is a family event.  Our water conservation information booth will be on hand to greet arrivals.  Children can win water-themed prizes playing our “Knock Out Water Waste” ball toss game.  Light snacks and beverages will be available, including water of course - in a giveaway sports bottle.  And you can’t beat the bay view from the top of the hill!  No registration is needed for this free community event.  Just stop by anytime between 10 and 2.  Plenty of parking is available.
May is Watershed Awareness Month.  Tap Water Day Open House is just one of many local activities demonstrating the critical role of watersheds.  For a full list, visit

Bay Friendly Garden Tour

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour

Napa Valley’s seventh Bay-Friendly Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, May 20 from 10 am to 4 pm, as nine beautiful resource-efficient Napa gardens showcase natural techniques that reduce waste and pollution.  Tour participants will encounter eye-catching drought-tolerant plants, pollinator habitat, vibrant lawn-free outdoor entertaining spaces, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, recycled art, and chickens!  With our highly variable precipitation patterns, doing more with less water is a key theme, as is building healthy soils with compost.  The tour features a large variety of colorful plants that thrive in our Mediterranean climate, with four of the host gardeners having earned “Cash For Grass” rebates from the City after removing unneeded high-water-use turf. 
Participants will also benefit from three mini-workshops with topics including rain barrels, pollinator-friendly gardening, and sheet mulching.  The half-hour sessions begin at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm at designated host gardens.  While eight of the tour stops are private residences, one Fire Station is also included to show that Bay-Friendly is not just for home gardeners!
Participants must purchase a Tour Guide Brochure which acts as the entrance ticket for all nine gardens.  Featuring garden descriptions and addresses, map, workshop locations, and other special instructions, the brochure costs $5 for each adult.  The event is free for children.  Through noon on Tuesday, May 15, brochures may be ordered online at  In-person sales are available at the Napa County Resource Conservation District (RCD) office, 1303 Jefferson Street, Suite 500B, through Friday, May 18.  On tour day itself, brochures may be purchased in Napa at Fire Station #3, 2000 Trower Avenue.
This year’s tour is once again sponsored by the City of Napa, Napa County RCD, and UC Master Gardeners.  It is inspired by Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening, a program of ReScape California (, a nonprofit coalition of home gardeners, landscape professionals, and local governments that promotes practices that work in harmony with local watersheds.  Five of the gardens on this tour were designed or installed by Bay-Friendly Qualified Professionals.
For more details on the tour, visit or call (707) 252-4189 ext. 3117.

Photo courtesy Napa County Resource Conservation District.

Paper Culture team

Volunteering in Parks!

On Friday, April 27th, a group of 15 volunteers from Paper Culture helped to plant 5 new trees and mulch around the base. On Sunday, April 29th, a group of 10 volunteers from Starbucks helped to spread mulch at various spots around Kennedy; including spreading mulch around the trees that were planted by the Paper Culture group.  These groups have not only helped to give back to their community, but have also assisted the Parks staff with a backlog of projects at Kennedy Park in order help make the parks better for all residents and visitors. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities in the our city parks, please contact our AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, Charlie Lynch at [email protected] or call (707) 257-9960.

Public Art Hunt

Public Art Hunt!

Students from Mt. George International School kicked off their latest art unit with a field trip to Downtown Napa. They viewed the various artwork that is a part of the Napa Art Walk and other permanent art installations downtown. As an extra bonus, the 4th and 5th grade students were able to talk with the artists painting the murals in the First Street “Artist Alley”. Mt. George teachers (Ms. Gracia, Ms. Garibaldi and Ms. Hulquist) will be leading their students on a 6-week Inquiry of Art History focusing on emotion, culture and perspective this month. We are excited and pleased to have Napa students appreciating our downtown artwork. 

For more information about the Napa Art Walk, please visit

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