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4/9/2020 11:30 AM

All County Parks Closed This Weekend

Sacramento County Regional Parks facilities, including restrooms and parking lots, will be closed to the public Easter weekend, April 11 and 12. Regional Parks is proactively taking this measure to limit public use of parks facilities this holiday weekend, since it traditionally a busy weekend with an influx of visitors hosting large group gatherings.  Trails will remain open for use, and facilities will be monitored by Parks staff to ensure visitors are maintaining proper social distancing, as per the Sacramento County public health order.  ​
4/8/2020 2:40 PM

Picnic Sites and BBQ Areas Closed

Per the Sacramento County Public Health Order, all picnic sites and BBQ areas are closed. We will re-open the facilities as soon as we can. 
4/7/2020 5:00 PM

Social Distancing in Regional Parks

Parks and golf courses within the Sacramento County Regional Parks system will remain open, as the Public Health Order allows residents to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements. Please remember that the point of this Public Health Order is to have people stay at home as much as possible, but as people utilize parks for essential outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, bicycling and equestrian activities while this Order is in place, we ask they maintain a social distance of at least six feet, avoid congregating in groups and wash their hands as often as possible. ​For more information, visit our Social Distancing Page​

4/6/2020 11:00 AM

Sacramento Area Sewer Distric Project Near William B. Pond

Beginning in April, the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) will start work on Phase 1 of the Mission Trunk Project near William B. Pond Park. Most work will take place Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., but night or weekend work may be necessary at times to complete critical tasks. Phase 1 is scheduled to conclude in late fall 2020. SASD and its contractors will do everything possible to minimize construction impacts, including traffic slowdowns, parking restrictions, and lane or road closures in work zones. For more information, visit the SASD website​. ​

3/23/2020 10:30 AM

Parks Passes Extended Through April

Parks passes that were set to expire at the end of March will be honored through the end of April. For information on purchasing a parks pass, visit our Annual Parks Pass page​
3/10/2020 3:00 PM

Bike Trail Closure March 27 - April 10 at Cal Expo, mile 6

Due to SMUD powerline upgrades, the bike trail will be closed near mile 6, near the Ethan Way access in the Cal Expo area.  SMUD equipment will be parked on the trail, blocking through traffic.  Trail traffic will be detoured along the levee from the Tribute Road ramp to the Ethan Way access – see map​. The lower “old" bike trail west of the Campus Commons Golf Course will also be closed during this time.  The main trail, along the levee, will remain open during this time.  Flaggers will be located near the Campus Commons golf course and the Ethan Way access, so expect some delays.​


3/2/2020 12:30 PM

2019-2020 Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Application 

The Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks has submitted a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway (OHV) Division for an OHV Law Enforcement Grant. As part of the process, the grant is open for public review and comment.  You can review the application on the OHV website​. Public comments must be submitted by May​ 4, 2020. Comments can also be submitted via mail to: Sacramento County Regional Parks | Attn: OHV Grant Admistrator/Sergeant Elmer Marzan | 10361 Rockingham Drive, Suite 100 | Sacramento, CA 95827​

2/28/2020 2:00 PM

Join the American River Parkway Bike Patrol

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the establishment of a new American River Bike Patrol to watch over the bike trails on the American River Parkway. The new patrol is recruiting members from the community to perform as trail ambassadors providing directional advice, equipment assistance, safety insights and bike safety programs, assistance with events and first-aid services. For more information, check out the NSP’s press release​​​.​
1/24/2020 12:30 PM

Jed's Trail Cell Tower - Meetings Cancelled

The project applicant has requested that their proposal be pulled from the agendas for the American River Parkway Advisory Committee and Recreation and Park Commission. This project may be heard at a later date, at which time we will send out another public hearing notification. For more information, view the cancellation letter​. 
1/15/2020 11:00 AM

Jed's Trail Cell Tower - Early Notification

The American River Parkway Advisory Committee and the Recreation and Park Commission will be hearing a proposal for the installation of a new 61-foot tall cell tower with a faux water tank design on property in the American River Parkway in the Carmichael/ Old Foothill Farms community, address 1000 River Walk Way, Carmichael, CA 95608. A link to the project files can be found on the Planning Projects Viewer.  For more information, check out the early notification letter​.


10/8/2019 1:00 PM

Mile Marker 6 Trail Closure - Oct. 21 - 27

There will be a bike trail closure Oct. 21 – Oct. 27 due to SMUD power line upgrades. The bike trail will be closed near mile 6, near the Ethan Way access in the Cal Expo area. SMUD equipment will be parked on the trail, blocking through traffic. Trail traffic will be detoured along the levee from the Tribute Road ramp to the Ethan Way access – see map​. As always, the off-road cycling roadways are also available to use, during dry weather. The lower “old" bike trail west of the Campus Commons Golf Course will also be closed for two weeks, from Oct. 21 to Nov. 3 during the SMUD power line upgrades. The main trail, along the levee, will remain open during this time.

9/27/2019 9:30 AM

Upper Sunrise Recreation Area Road Work

We’re doing some road repair work in the Upper Sunrise Recreation Area! This project will begin on Oct. 9 and is expected to be completed on Dec. 2. The area of construction will have traffic control in place so expect delays if entering the area. The benefit of this project is not only the repair of the roadway for vehicles but it will also act as a detour route when flooding occurs on the multi-use trail in the 20 to 21.5-mile section of the trail. The multi-use trail will not be affected. To see the affected area, view the c​​onstruction map​. 

9/25/2019 2:30 PM

Monster Energy Aftershock Concert - Oct. 11 - 13

This event is expected to take place from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Oc. 11 and 12 and 9 p.m. on Oct. 13, but we expect spectators to arrive as early as 8 a.m. The Multi-Use Trail and Boat Launch area will remain open for the general public, though delays may occur. A slight trail detour​ will be in place Oct. 2 - about Oct. 18 for the safety of our trail users. The park through road will also be closed for safety to allow for large equipment and trucks to set up for the event.​ For more information, visit the Monster Energy Aftershock page

9/20/2019 3:50 PM

The American River Natural History Association is Looking for an Executive Director

​The American River Natural History Association is seeking a full-time executive director. The Natural History Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Sacramento regional community by providing natural history and interpretive education through a variety of programs, including the operation of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Want more information or think you might be a good fit, check out the Job Anno​uncement​​. 

8/29/2019 3:30 PM

Mile Marker 16.5 Trail Re-Route Complete

The mile marker 16.5 trail repairs and re-route are complete. Crews have removed all equipment, and the project is 100% complete, ahead of schedule. We hope you enjoy the fresh trail!
7/19/2019 4:00 PM

American River Parkway Trail Closure – Mile Marker 16.5

In partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, we have completed plans and specifications for a trail re-route and will begin construction on Aug. 5. There will be construction crews and heavy equipment operating in the area for up to six weeks. For your safety, both the Multi-Use and Equestrian Trails are still closed between Rossmoor Bar and the Chase Drive Connector Trail. If you have been using an informal detour, we ask that you stop and use the Ambassador Drive detour we have established​. ​