Who can be a member of DANA? Anyone who lives, works, or does business in downtown Riverside may become a member of DANA. Membership dues are annual and are currently set at $20 / household
What are the boundaries of the Downtown Neighborhood? For the purposes of DANA membership, downtown Riverside is defined as the area bounded by the 60 freeway to the north, the Tequesquite arroyo to the south, the 91 freeway between the 60-215-91 interchange and the Tequesquite arroyo to the east, and the Santa Ana River to the west. Map to the Downtown Area.
When and where does DANA meet? DANA meets on the third Monday of every month, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The group is dark in August, and in place of a December meeting the group holds it annual holiday party. Though DANA meetings have been held at different venues, at present we meet at the Isaak Walton Building in Fairmount Park, across from the golf course.
Are DANA meetings open to the public? DANA’s meetings are open to the public, though only members may vote on motions, resolutions, or during annual election for officers. New members are always welcome.
Why a duck ?
Early in the formation of DANA, one of our founding members rescued a duckling from Fairmount Park. She had an injured wing, but was soon nursed back to health. She was adopted by DANA as a reminder to take action in our neighborhood. #neighborsGSD