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Go Outside and Play!

Welcome to Sacramento County Regional Parks.  Encompassing 15,000 acres of land, you will find a wide variety of amenities and opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Sacramento County.
Take time to discover the American River Parkway, play a round of golf, wind surf the Delta, or just relax in one of the 32 major recreation areas. Regional Parks features world-renowned attractions. Come join us for an unforgettable adventure.

Important Information for You:

Controlled Burn TOMORROW April 23, 2014 
Soil Born Farms will be conducting an agricultural burn tomorrow at American River Ranch, in the River Bend area of the American River Parkway.  Burn days are dependent on weather and wind conditions.

It's Easy to Park and Bike During May is Bike Month
Bike commuters, especially first time commuters are invited to use the Watt Avenue Parkway Access parking lot to park and bike to work.  Find out if bike commuting is for you.  Details are in the news release.

Exam Now Open for Park Ranger Manager
The County is accepting applications for the position of Park Ranger Manager.  Commonly called Chief Ranger, this position oversees Park Ranger activities and services in the Regional Park System.  There are specific requirements and qualifications, and the job closes at 5:00 p.m., April 21, 2014.  View the position bulletin and the online application.

SacFit Parkway Half Marathon - Bike Trail Closure
On Saturday, April 26, the American River Parkway Bike Trail will be closed 6.5 miles upstream and downstream from the William B. Pond Recreation area from 6:00 a.m. until noon.  More details about the closure and the race can be found in the notification letter

Chase Drive Trail Connector Public Hearing
Your opportunity to gain information and provide your input on this project will be April 18, 2014 at the American River Parkway Advisory Committee meeting, 9 a.m., at the American River Parkway Foundation Office , 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael.  The proposed project would construct a trail connection between Chase Drive and the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail.  Here are the hearing details. 

Restoration Project in Discovery Park
Vegetation clearing and the transplanting of Elderberry Shrubs are two elements of this improvement project.  Details are in the notice.   

American River Fishing Closure
The state Fish and Game Commission unanimously approved a fishing closure on the American River between Nimbus Dam downstream to the power lines crossing Ancil Hoffman Park.  The closure will be enforced until April 30.  Drought conditions have created low water levels which threatens spawning beds.  Additionally, the closure action was taken to protect existing fish populations from being over-fished.  For the latest on the state fisheries visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Department of Transportation Provides Report/Update on Materials Storage Yard at Sailor Bar
View a synopsis of the report and action items, the Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plan and a timeline and outcomes of the materials yard investigation that occurred in 2000.

Planning for 2014 - Schedule Your Events with Regional Parks
We will be accepting 2014 event applications beginning September 3.  Some changes have occurred during the year so new forms are required.  Read the invitation letter, view the new forms and check the fee schedule on the Events page.  Planning a group outing or event outdoors?  Check out all the sites available in your Regional Parks.  It's easy.  Plus, you can make picnic reservations online

Know Your Rangers
The Ranger Stewardship Program designates an individual Ranger as the main point of contact for specific park areas.  This map shows each Ranger's area.  Each Ranger is available by email to address your issues and concerns.

Year Round Maintenance Keeps Your Golf Courses in Great Shape!
Soil aeration is one task that protects and promotes the greens.  The plugs are swept up and sand is spread over the holes helping the turf “breathe.”  Golf Superintendent Greg Bliek and his staff are always working to keep your golf game a quality experience.  Book your tee time here.