Jeff Leatherman , Parks Director
4040 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Sacramento County's Department of Regional Parks maintains and operates more than 15,000 acres of parks throughout the County. Our open spaces, multi-use trails, sports facilities, golf courses, river access and picnic areas offer outdoor adventure for every taste. We have developed strong partnerships with our volunteer and non-profit partners, with steady support from our elected officials. The heart and soul of our operations is our people - nearly one hundred employees who keep our parks safe, vibrant and inviting.
1959 - The Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance establishing a Department of Parks and Recreation. The charge of the department was to provide a county-wide system of parks facilities which would provide recreational opportunities for the region and manage the budding American River Parkway.
1972 - A $12.6 million bond act passed that was instrumental in our growth.
1975 - 1995 - the Parks system increased the total acreage managed by the Department by 250 percent.
1995 - The department was renamed The Department of Regional Parks, Recreation and Open Space to better express our commitment to open space preservation.
2006 - The Department was renamed Regional Parks as part of an enhanced marketing effort and new vision for the park system.
2009 - Regional Parks Department celebrates its 50th Anniversary