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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​. ​​​

12/17/2018 12:20 PM

​Utility work will detour AR​​​P Trail to Levee at Mile 8.5 on 12/26 - 27

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will be removing trees and vegetation along a portion of the Multi-Use trail at Mile 8.5 (at the Howe Avenue bridge). The multi-use trail will be detoured to the levee during this time.  View the detour ​map for more information.​​

12/12/2018 4:00 PM

​Notice – Utility equipment on ARP Trail at​​​ mile 22.5

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will be trim​​ming trees along a section of multi-use trail at Mile 22.5 (near the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Gold River) from Jan. 2 - 4. The trail will be narrowed to one lane during this time. Flaggers will be on site to slow and direct traffic. View map for flagger location. Expect delays.​

11/29/2018 1:45 PM

American River Parkway Trail Closure Info

For your safety, both the Multi-Use and Equestrian Trails are currently closed between Rossmoor Bar and the Chase Drive Connector Trail. The Equestrian/Hiking Trail has completely washed out in this area and the Multi-Use Trail has suffered erosion. The detour routes people onto Ambassador Drive.​ View Detour Map​. ​

11/26/2018 12:30 PM

Discovery Park Restroom Closures ​

Discovery Park's well is currently off-line, which means water is unavailable in the park. Until water is restored, all restrooms are closed in Discovery Park. Once the well is up and running again, we will have to have the water tested before it is available for public use. Water is expected to be offline for at least three days. Check back for updates​. ​​​​​

11/2/2018 2:50 PM

Discovery Park Trail Closures​

The multi-use trail through Discovery Park will be closed from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 26 - 30, while PG&E has heavy equipment in the area for maintenance work within their transmission line right-of-way. The equestrian/hiking trail is closed now until November 16. There is a detour for bicyclists onto city streets, from the Garden Highway entrance of Discovery Park, to Northgate Blvd. We will be placing signs on the trails. For detour information, view the Discovery Park Trail Closures and Detour map​. All trails will be open the week of Thanksgiving. 

10/31/2018 9:40 AM

​[UPDATED] Controlle​d Burn in Illa Collin Conservation Preserve - 11/2

Sacramento Metro Fire Department will be conducting a controlled burn on the Illa Collin Conservation Preserve, formerly known as Mather Wetlands Preserve, northwest of the Woodring-Zinfandel intersection. This fall burn will take place on 11/2, pending appropriate weather, and is part of the overall Regio​nal Parks 2018 Fire Fuel Reduction Plan. For more information on this burn, including a map of the affected area, view the prescribed burn notice​.

10/26/2018 4:00 PM

​Partial Trail Closure for Run the​ Parkway

Run the Parkway will be taking place along the American River Parkway on Sunday Nov. 4, 2018. 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 and runners going downstream to Watt Avenue. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail will be closed from Sunrise Boulevard downstream to the Watt Avenue from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be aid stations set up at approximately every 1 mile to provide support to the runners and walkers with food, fluids, and if needed, medical attention. Additional race details are available on the race website​.​​

10/19/2018 2:00 PM

​​Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser​

​​Join us for our Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser​! Come support Pathways to Recreation and their dedication to assisting the programs of Therapeutic Recreation Services. The evening will include a delicious spaghetti dinner, salad, garlic bread and dessert. The night will also include live music performed by Flying Eagles Jazz Band; a performance by the TRS Dance, Dance, Dance Troup; a silent auction; and fun raffle prizes. Join us and be a part of our exciting event!

10/12/2018 2:30 PM

​Trail Detour in Place During and After Aftershock Concert​​

​The Monster Energy Aftershock Concert will be taking over Discovery Park Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. The event is expected to take place from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday, but we anticipate spectators to be arriving as early as 8 a.m.

​A slight trail detour will be in place​ and will continue through Oct. 18 for the safety of our trail users. The park through road is also closed at this time for safety to allow for large equipment and trucks to set up for the event.​ View the map.

9/17/2018 5:00 PM

NOTICE:  Intermittent Trail Closure on American River Bike Trail​​

Expect intermittent trail closures from Mile 16 to Mile 17 due to a scheduled rangeland burn exercise. Metro Fire will be conducting a planned rangeland burn in the Ambassador Drive area of the American River Parkway on September 28 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., pending appropriate weather and air quality. The burn location was identified in Metro Fire’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan to reduce the threat of wildfire to homes by removing dry fuels in a controlled manner. This burn is also part of Sacramento County Regional Parks’ multi-pronged approach to wildfire risk reduction. Heat from the burn requires that the trail section from Mile 16 to Mile 17 be closed intermittently for visitor safety when flames are near the bike trail. Trail detour is from Chase Drive through Hagan Park to Ambassador Drive. See map for detour​.