Sacramento Park Renamed After Actor LeVar Burton

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LeVar Burton speaking at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona (Flickr, Gage Skidmore).

Actor LeVar Burton will be honored in his hometown of Sacramento, California with the renaming of Richfield Park.

The three-time Emmy nominated actor, who grew up in Sacramento, will be honored by the city on Tuesday, June 11. District 8 Councilmember Larry Carr and other councilmembers have invited residents to celebrate LeVar Burton Day to honor the actor, according to a press release.

The event is being held by Councilmember Carr and the City of Sacramento’s Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment department. There will be an official dedication ceremony of LeVar Burton Park, formerly known as Richfield Park. The park is located in the Meadowview neighborhood and is a few blocks away from where Burton grew up, the press release states.

“Mr. Burton’s career accomplishment shows the possibilities that are open to all residents, no matter where…

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