|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.
|8/21/2017 9:00 AM|
Repairs to PCA/Jim Jones Bridge
Sacramento County Regional Parks will be closing the PCA/Jim Jones Bridge for railing repairs due to the recent winter storms. Work began Monday, Aug. 14 and will continue through Friday, Sept. 1. Detour suggestion for pedestrians or cyclists are to use Fair Oaks Bridge located on Bridge Street in Fair Oaks while the repairs are taking place.
|7/13/2017 10:00 AM|
American River Parkway Trail Closure July 15, 6 a.m.-noon
Due to Eppie's Great Race, the American River Parkway Multi-Use Trail will be closed July 15 from Guy West Bridge upstream to Sunrise Avenue footbridge from 6 a.m. to noon.
The event starts at the William B. Pond Recreation Area with runners going downstream (west) to the Guy West Bridge. At Guy West Bridge, runners will transition to bikes and head upstream (east) to Sunrise Avenue footbridge where they will switch to watercrafts and paddle downstream (west) to River Bend Park. For more race details, visit www.eppiesgreatrace.org.
|5/31/2017 3:00 PM|
Fuel Break Maintenance Permits Now Available for Those Who Live Next to Regional Parks
Annual Encroachment Permits are now available to those residents who wish to maintain a fuel break behind their backyard fence on Regional Parks property. These annual permits are free of charge and will allow residents to string-trim grass and weeds for up to 50 feet beyond their private property line.
The permit is only for cutting non-woody vegetation, such as grasses and weeds, and does not allow cutting or removing woody plants, such as trees, shrubs, or vines. Acceptable methods include string trimming or hand tool removal. Lawn mowers, which could spark a fire, or herbicides are not permitted.
To see specific permit conditions, read the pdf document.
You may request a permit by providing your name, address, and contact information to Regional Parks at parksinfo@SacCounty.NET.
|4/24/2017 1:35 PM|
Special Event on April 29
Special Event: The SacFit Parkway Half Marathon will be occurring along the American River Parkway on Saturday April 29, 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 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 noon. There will be aid stations set up at approximately every one mile to provide support to the runners and walkers with food, fluids, and if needed, medical attention.
SacFit has created a parking plan which minimizes the impacts to the community surrounding William B. Pond Recreation Area. Additionally, the community will be receiving a detailed letter explaining the plan and the potential impacts on the day of the event from the event organizer.
|4/19/2017 11:00 AM|
The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail is open from Discovery Park to Hazel Avenue with no detours or restrictions. However, there is some debris from mile 0 to mile 2, so please be cautious when using the trail.
Discovery Park will reopen on a limited basis Memorial Day weekend. For more information and a map of what's open and what's closed, read the press release.
The temporary fencing is complete at the PCA bridge in the Sunrise Recreation Area and is now open to bike and pedestrian traffic. Please share the trail as you cross the bridge!
For a complete list of County Parks that are open or closed, visit our Park Status webpage.
|4/10/2017 4:00 PM|
Hearing Notice - Friends of the River Project Proposal
The Friends of the River, a state-wide river advocacy nonprofit working to protect and preserve rivers throughout California, plans to host canoe classes and advocacy outings in the Lower American River. These activities are an effort to further the goals of the nonprofit group to teach people about rivers by engaging them in the beauty and enjoyment available to all via access to the rivers.
Read the hearing notice, project proposal and maps of the planned classes and outings for the proposed Friends of the River Concession Agreement.
Your attendance is welcomed and encouraged at the upcoming public hearings on April 21 and April 27 about this project proposal. Meeting information is available in the hearing notice.