• ​Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot Program and Final Environmental Monitoring Plan – June 22, 2017

    The Department will be requesting the Recreation and Park Commission to take action of the Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot Program.  This item is posted to the County public meeting agenda website. Look for Regional Parks – Recreation and Park Commission meeting on June 22, 2017, then click Agenda item.  The early notification letter can be found here​​.  ​

  • ​Fuel Break Maintenance Permits Now Available for Those Who Live Next to Regional Parks

    Annual Encroachment Permits are now available to those residents who wish to maintain a fuel break behind their backyard fence on Regional Parks property.  These annual permits are free of charge and will allow residents to string-trim grass and weeds for up to 50 feet beyond their private property line.  

    The permit is only for cutting non-woody vegetation, such as grasses and weeds, and does not allow cutting or removing woody plants, such as trees, shrubs, or vines.  Acceptable methods include string trimming or hand tool removal.  Lawn mowers, which could spark a fire, or herbicides are not permitted.

    To see specific permit conditions, read the pdf document​.

    You may request a permit by providing your name, address, and contact information to Regional Parks at parksinfo@SacCounty.NET.  ​

  • Parks Update

    The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail is open from Discovery Park to Hazel Avenue with no detours or restrictions. However, there is some debris from mile 0 to mile 2, so please be cautious when using the trail. 

    Discovery Park will reopen on a limited basis Memorial Day weekend. For more information and a map of what's open and what's closed, read the press release​.

    The temporary fencing is complete at the PCA bridge in the Sunrise Recreation Area and is now open to bike and pedestrian traffic. Please share the trail as you cross the bridge! 
    ​​For a complete list of County Parks that are open or closed, visit our Park Status webpage​



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