• ​Storm-Related Parks Update


    For a complete list of County Parks that are open or closed, visit our Park Status webapge​

    Regional Park staff will continue to work down river from mile 12 to Discovery Park in an effort clear and repair the trail in areas where the water has receded.  Park visitors should be cautious in the Parkway between Watt Ave and Campus Commons as crews will be working in this area during the week of February 27 to repair sink holes in various areas along the Parkway.  

    All park visitors are advised that storm related water flows have created significant hazards including erosion, sinkholes, fallen and falling trees and left behind standing water and debris in nearly all areas of the Regional Park system.  

  • ​Sacramento Bar River Restoration Project

    ​This summer, Sacramento Bar will be the site of our eighth salmon and steelhead river restoration projects on the American River. Construction equipment, such as bulldozers and loaders, will be in the river, as well as on the gravel bar.  

    The best vantage points to see the project will be across the river, between trail miles 18 and 19 in the Lower Sunrise and El Manto access areas.  The project will be excavating a new side channel through the bar and lowering the floodplain, sorting and washing these excavated gravels, and adding the clean gravels to the river. Once finished, it will be an ideal area for salmon and steelhead to build their redds (“nests”), as well as providing protected nursery areas for the new young fish to grow bigger.

    Construction will begin as early as August 1 and will be completed by September 30. Work will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This river restoration is being completed through a partnership of the Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and the Water Forum. ​

  • Rossmoor Bar oak woodland expansion​

    ​The oak woodland at Rossmoor Bar on the American River Parkway is being expanded. The project will increase the existing oak woodland (planted in 2009) nearly 14 acres.  The temporary deer fence will be removed when the trees and shrubs have grown tall enough to withstand deer browsing. The red area on the map​ (with the star) is the expansion area, and will be fenced to keep the deer from eating the new seedlings.  The black hatched area is the existing oak woodland area that was planted in 2009, and will remain unfenced​

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