• ​Bassmaster Tournament Apr 30 - May 3

    Discovery Park and the Sacramento River are hosting the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament Thursday April 30 to Sunday May 3, 2015. The Discovery Park launch ramp will be open to the public throughout the event. However, there will be some partial day closures during take-off in the mornings (5:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.) and weigh-in in the afternoons (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Trailer parking will be limited at Discovery Park during these days.

  • SacFit Parkway Half Marathon - May 2

    The SacFit Parkway Half Marathon starts and ends on Saturday, May 2 at the William B. Pond Recreation Area, with walkers going upstream 6.5 miles to Sacramento Bar and runners 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 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Aid stations will be set up at approximately every 1 mile to provide support to the runners and walkers. 

  • ​Public Comment Notice for American River Parkway Sign Manual  

    A public review draft of the updated American River Parkway Sign Manual is now available. This Early Notification Letter provides additional information on how to provide feedback on the manual.

  • Heavy Equipment Near Archery Range

    Beginning on Thursday, January 15, 2015 workers will be using heavy equipment to dig and move vegetation near the archery range in Discovery Park. This work is part of the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency's riverbank restoration. The project's goal is to improve the habitat available for fish and wildlife by reconnecting the river to the floodplain.

    First, elderberry shrubs near the river bank will be transplanted to upland areas previously cleared of blackberry vines. This will allow the bank to be graded for restored floodplain habitat. The final step will be to plant a native riparian plant community to support many fish, including juvenile salmonids, and other wildlife species, as well as improve the overall values of the American River Parkway. The entire project is expected to be completed by fall/winter 2015.

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