• ​Rossmor Bar Access Closed Starting Aug. 25

    The Carmichael Water District is installing a water pipeline near the Rossmoor access road to Coloma Dr. Construction inside the park access begins on August 25, 2015, and the public access to Roosmoor Bar will be closed until late September 2015.

  • ​Park Ranger Job Announcement

    Sacramento County Regional Parks is looking for new Park Rangers. To be considered for a position, submit your application by 5 p.m. on September 15, 2015. Learn more about the position here.

  • American River Parkway Trail Detour at Mile 22.5 Begins Aug. 16

    On Sunday, August 16, AT&T will begin installing a utility pole along the American River Parkway trail near mile 22.5 (just east of the Fish & Game entrance). From August 16 to 21, AT&T will close a portion of the trail and post lighted traffic detour signs. The detour will move eastbound traffic off the trail at the Fish & Game entrance onto the park road and then onto Gold Country to make a left turn. At a short distance along Gold Country, the detour veers slightly left to meet back up with the trail. Heading westbound, the detour follows this route in reverse. The remainder of the work will be complete by August 31 and will not involve the closure of the trail.

  • ​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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