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 map here​

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​.


9/5/2018 4:00 PM

Lower American River Conservancy Program 

The Wildlife Conservation Board is now accepting grant applications for the Lower American River Conservancy Program, for projects that restore, enhance, interpret, protect or improve the American River Parkway’s natural, recreational, educational and cultural resources.  Funding, deadline, eligibility and timeline information can be found on the Lower American River Conservancy Program Solicitation Notice​

3/5/2018 2:00 PM

​​​OHV 2017-18 Grant Application

The Sacramento County Regional Parks Department has submitted a preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Division for an OHV Law Enforcement grant.

As part of the grant process, the grant application is open for public review and comment; you can review the application at the following website: www.ohv.parks.ca.gov​
Public comments must be submitted by April 2, 2018.

You may also submit comments via mail to:
Sacramento County Regional Parks
Attn: OHV Grant Administrator/Sergeant Elmer Marzan
4040 Bradshaw Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
11/20/2017 10:00 AM

Jibboom Street Bridge Closure January 2 through May 31, 2018​

Update on Jibboom Street Bridge: The Department of Regional Parks has received an updated work schedule from the contractor assigned to the Jibboom Street Bridge project.  The closure of the bridge has been postponed until January 2, 2018.  The completion date for the project remains unchanged​.

The Jibboom Street Bridge, in Discovery Park, will be closed to all traffic (bicyclists, equestrians, pedestrians and vehicles) from January 2 - May 31, 2018.

Sacramento County Regional Parks and Sacramento County Department of Transportation are rehabilitating and repairing the bridge by replacing the metal decking and repainting the bridge.  The Jibboom Street Bridge was originally constructed in 1931, and was partially rehabilitated in 1969. This current construction project is intended to prolong the life of the bridge, which is a key access point across the American River. Funding for the project is provided through the federal Highway Bridge Program, and work has been scheduled during winter months to minimize the impact to bicycle commuters and park visitors. Alternative bicycle crossings over the American River are located at mile 3 near Hwy 160 crossing and mile marker 7 at the H Street Bridge. 
While traffic may not cross Jibboom Street Bridge during the closure, Discovery Park remains open. Vehicles may access the Park at the Garden Highway entrance.  Detour Map

Jibboom Street Bridge Flyer

11/9/2017 8:00 AM

​Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot Program

The Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot Program welcomes cyclists to ride on designated off-paved trails in Woodlake and Cal Expo areas of the American River Parkway. The pilot period is from September 2017 to 2020. Visit the Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot Program website for more information.
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Off-Paved Cycling Pilot Trails in Cal Expo and Woodlake are open. Check back daily  on the Parks Status page for current status. 

11/2/2017 8:00 AM

Run the Parkway Event, Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Run the Parkway event will occur along the American River Parkway on Sunday November 5, 2017.  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 Watt Avenue from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Aid stations will be set up at approximately every mile to provide support to the runners and walkers with food, fluids, and if needed, medical attention.

The American River Parkway Foundation and Sacramento Running Association have created a parking plan which minimizes the impacts to the community surrounding William B. Pond Recreation Area.  Additionally, the surrounding community has received a detailed letter from the American River Parkway Foundation explaining the plan and the potential impacts on the day of the event.

Additional race details are available on the race website

For more information, contact Recreation Supervisor, Amber Veselka at (916) 875-6205 or email at VeselkaA@SacCounty.net

10/24/2017 7:00 AM

Clean-up of Rio Island Tomorrow, October 25

Sacramento Regional Parks will be conducting a clean-up of Rio Island in the American River along the American River Parkway.  Sacramento County Park Rangers and  Park maintenance workers will partner with volunteers from the American River Parkway Foundation to remove a large amount of trash from this island.  The Sacramento County Sheriff’s helicopter will be assisting with this non-enforcement operation.  The flight path of the helicopter will follow the water of the American River between Rio Island and the Harrington River Access.  The clean-up will start shortly after 8:00 am and last until noon. 

10/18/2017 7:00 AM

​Monster Energy Aftershock Concert Detour

The Monster Energy Aftershock Concert that Regional Parks has permitted at Discovery Park on October 21st and 22nd, 2017 will take place from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 p.m. Sunday. We anticipate spectators to arrive as early as 8 a.m.  The American River Parkway Multi-Use (Bike) Trail and the Boat Launch area will all remain open for the general public to use and enjoy, although delays may occur with the number of attendees expected. Please visit the Monster Energy Aftershock Concert page for more information.


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