• ​Stay Away From Bodies of Water with Blue-Green Algae

    Health officials are advising the public and their pets in Sacramento County to stay away from rivers, lakes, ponds and any bodies of water that have scum layers, large mats or other visible blooms of blue-green algae. Learn more...

  • ​Overhead Powerline Work at Discovery Park/Woodlake

    The Western Area Power Administration will begin replacing overhead wires in the Discovery Park/Woodlake area on October 9. The work is expected to take all weekend, concluding on October 12.  The work will involve numerous trucks  and a low flying helicopter.

  • ​Grazing Animals in American River Parkway for Fuel Reduction

    In response to the ongoing drought and increasing damage from fires in the American River Parkway the Department of Regional Parks will begin additional fire fuel reduction beginning in Discovery Park.  Areas of dense brush and ladder fuels will be fenced off to allow a combination of sheep and goats to graze the area and reduce fuels and fire risk to the American River Parkway. To keep Parkway visitors safe, the livestock will be fenced in and the area will be closed to the public with a combination of fencing and signs.. For any questions please contact the Department of Regional Parks at 916-875-7275.

  • ​Board Approves New Fire Prevention Ordinance

    Since May 2015, more than 50 wildfires have ignited in Sacramento County Regional Parks. The majority of these fires burned in the American River Parkway. In response to the increasing fire danger, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved an urgency ordinance granting additional authority to the Regional Parks Department to restrict the use of barbeques and other incendiary devices in Regional Parks except in designated picnic areas. In addition, the ordinance makes it a misdemeanor crime to ignite, maintain or use a fire in any Regional Park facility without a permit from the Director. The ordinance is effective immediately. Read more...

  • ​American River Parkway Trail Closures

    Several Measure A Projects are currently underway on the American River Parkway. The following schedule notes the dates and locations of trail closures related to these projects.

    Sept. 14 to Oct. 3 - Asphalt overlay between miles 14.5 and 15.5 from the intersection of the trail (between River Bend Park and Soil Born Farms) The trail will be closed in this area with detours marked.

    Sept. 20 - Oct. 3 - Asphalt overlay between miles 12 and 13 (Harrington to William Pond). The trail will be closed in this area with detours marked.

    Oct. 8 - The Harold Richey Bridge (between River Bend and William B. Pond) will be slurry sealed starting Oct. 8.  Work will occur at night after 7 p.m. the Bridge will reopen by 4 a.m.

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