Southside Park is on the cusp of creating something extraordinary and we need your help to make this happen! Sakuramento is partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation, and the office of Council Member Steve Hansen to bring a grove of flowering cherry trees to Southside Park this fall.

Our goal is to celebrate our community’s rich multi-cultural heritage by planting a “Sakura Grove” in Southside Park. The neighborhood surrounding Southside Park was once the home of many of Sacramento’s Japanese families, a large portion of whom were displaced during the WWII internments. We aim to honor the Japanese community by bringing the experience of "hanami" (the gathering of the community under the blooming "sakura," or cherry blossoms) every spring.

The Sacramento Bee did a great profile on our fundraiser which you can read about here.

We greatly appreciate your donations. Please know, any amount that you can give will help. We realize not everyone feels comfortable donating through an online platform so we also welcome contributions via check.

  • Please make your check payable The Sacramento Tree Foundation. The memo line should state “Sakura Grove.”
  • Mail to: 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95815.
  • Donations can also be made online at
  • All gifts are tax deductible. Tax ID#94-2825234

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is acting as the fiscal sponsor on behalf of the Sakuramento Committee. 

Thank you for your generosity and support!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about future opportunities to support our efforts to build a new cherry tree park in along the Sacramento River and to celebrate our connections to Japan and to our local Japanese American community. 

The Sakuramento Committee


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