|3/23/2020 10:30 AM|
Parks Passes Extended Through April
Parks passes that were set to expire at th
e 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 construction 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 Announcement.
|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.
|7/9/2019 9:00 AM|
Trail Closure for Great American Triathlon - July 20
The Great American Triathlon hits the American River Parkway on Saturday July 20. The American River Parkway Multi-Use Trail will be closed from Guy West Bridge upstream to Sunrise Avenue footbridge from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, check out the notification letter.
|6/25/2019 2:15 PM|
Partial Multi-Use Trail Closure
The Multi-Use Trail is currently closed from River Bend Park to William B. Pond Recreation Area due to police activity in the area. We will update you when this portion of the trail re-opens. In the meantime, please find an alternate route.
|6/7/2019 3:10 PM|
Keep Cool This Weekend but Stay off the River
With temperatures on the rise this weekend, a trip down the American River may sound like a great way to beat the heat, but, with water releases from the Nimbus Dam expected to be at or above 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), Sacramento County Regional Parks is warning residents to find other ways to beat the heat. For more information, check out the SacCounty News story
|5/29/2019 4:30 PM|
American River Parkway Trail Closure Update – Mile Marker 16.5
We have completed plans and specifications for a trail re-route, as the washout is too severe to allow us to rebuild the current trail. We are in process of obtaining the necessary permits, and have requested an “emergency” permit to allow construction to occur sooner than the typical permitting process would allow. For your safety, both the Multi-Use and Equestrian Trails are still closed between Rossmoor Bar and the Chase Drive Connector Trail. A Detour is in place
|5/1/2019 1:00 PM|
Closed Trail Event - Hazel Ave to Guy West, May 4
Athletes from all over the world will utilize the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail in an attempt to set a new 100K and 10x10K World Record. The event starts in Folsom with runners starting in the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and going downstream to the Guy West Bridge. The trail will be closed from Hazel Ave. downstream to Guy West Bridge from 6 a.m. to Noon. The Watt Avenue/Guy West loop – both north and south sides of the trail - will also be closed. For more information, check out the closure notice
|4/26/2019 1:30 PM|
Closed Trail Event - Guy West to Sunrise 4/27
The SacFit Parkway Half Marathon will be occurring along the American River Parkway on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019. The event starts and ends at the William B. Pond Recreation Area, with runners going upstream 6.5 miles to Sunrise Recreation Area and walkers going downstream 6.5 miles to the Guy West Bridge. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail will be closed from Sunrise Boulevard downstream to the Guy West Bridge from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, check out the notification letter.
|4/25/2019 1:31 PM|
Check the Parks Status page daily for the current status of your favorite parks and trails!
|4/12/2019 4:25 PM|
Rare Plant Found at Illa Collin Preserve
A rare plant was recently observed at the Illa M. Collin Nature Preserve! Several Dwarf Ahart’s Rush (Juncus leiospermus var. ahartii) plants were found along the edges of the vernal pools in the area west of Zinfandel across from the Air Modelers club, in an area subjected to a prescribed burn last year. To avoid unintended impacts to this rare plant, we ask that visitors avoid this vernal pool area for the remainder of the wet season. To learn more about this rare plant, check out the Center for Natural Land Management's Website.