• ​Danger - Rivers Can Kill

    Sacramento County and the Department of Regional Parks is warning everyone to beware of the dangerous river conditions along the Lower American River. As of July 21, 2015, five people have drowned on the American River this year. Several drownings have occurred at Discovery Park and this area of the river is especially dangerous, as the river levels and currents are constantly changing. Visitors of all ages should wear a life jacket, learn about water safety and understand the following:

    • The river is constantly changing, increasing the risk for swimmers.
    • Swimmers should be aware of hazards such as strong currents, submerged objects, cold water temperatures and deep water, all of which can contribute to a fatal accident.
    • Even strong swimmers, regardless of age, are at risk and should wear a life jacket. 
    • All children under 13 are required to wear a life jacket in any Sacramento water way.
    • For information about the life jacket loaner program in our community or the “Wear IT California” campaign visit the California Department of Boating and Waterways life jacket page.
  • ​Reducing Fire Risk in County Parks

    As multi-year drought conditions continue, Sacramento County’s Regional Parks have experienced an increase in wildfires. The lack of rain has stressed the parks’ trees and other vegetation, increasing flammability and lengthening the fire season. Regional Parks is responding to this increased threat with a more aggressive approach to fire fuel reduction and to firebreaks. Learn more...

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