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Go Outside and Play!

Welcome to Sacramento County Regional Parks.  Encompassing 15,000 acres of land, you will find a wide variety of amenities and opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of Sacramento County.
 
Take time to discover the American River Parkway, play a round of golf, wind surf the Delta, or just relax in one of the 32 major recreation areas. Regional Parks features world-renowned attractions. Come join us for an unforgettable adventure.


Important Information for You:

Hearing Notice:  American River Ranch Play Area
The Recreation and Park Commission will conduct a public hearing 6:30 p.m., August 28, at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for a new play area at the American River Ranch.  Details are in the announcement and in the 3-D and aerial view illustrations. 

Levee Work Expands to the William B. Pond Recreation Area
The Corps of Engineers has started levee work in the William B. Pond Recreation Area which will last until the end of November 2014.  The levee top between the Harrington access and Arden Way will be closed during this time.  All work is scheduled between 7AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday. The work will involve widening, strengthening, and realigning the portion of levee behind the Sheriff's Training Facility.

Improvements for Spawning/Rearing Habitats for Trout and Salmon
During August, the Bureau of Reclamation will restore and replenish spawning gravel and rearing habitat in the American River between Nimbus Dam and Hazel Avenue. The news release and field poster have details.

Guy West Bridge Daytime Closures on Weekends 
The bridge will be closed for maintenance on Saturdays and Sundays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on these dates: August 9th-10th; 16th-17th; 23rd-24th. The detour crossing is at the H Street Bridge (via University Avenue). For details visit the project website.

Multiple Flood/Infrastructure Projects Create Detours 
Until the end of 2014, work projects will impact the levee top trails and short sections of the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail. Work includes levee strengthening and improvements on the Guy West Bridge. View the color-coded map. View detour maps of Howe Avenue and Del Paso Blvd projects.

Vegetation Management Plan in the Dry Creek Parkway
The prescribed burn scheduled for Wednesday, June 4 has been DELAYED because of air quality conditions.  The burn will be rescheduled at a later date. Information about the prescribed burn is in the notice.   

Kids Don't Float Life Jacket Program

New signage, up to 2,500 life jackets ready to loan, several locations where they will be available - all part of the summer water safety program "Kids Don't Float." The kick off is Friday, May 23. Details are in the news release.

Watercraft Advisory:   
The reduced flows in the Sacramento and American Rivers have brought lower levels to boat launches. Larger boats have reportedly hit shallow bottoms or been unable to launch. It is recommended that boaters check the levels at the ramps prior launching.

Fire Risk Reduction Plans for the Parks System
A number of fire risk reduction projects are being implemented to protect Regional Park property and the surrounding communities from damage due to fires. View the detailed plans and maps.

Department of Transportation Provides Report/Update on Materials Storage Yard at Sailor Bar
View a synopsis of the report and action items, the Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plan and a timeline and outcomes of the materials yard investigation that occurred in 2000.

Planning for 2014 - Schedule Your Events with Regional Parks
We will be accepting 2014 event applications beginning September 3. Some changes have occurred during the year so new forms are required. Read the invitation letter, view the new forms and check the fee schedule on the Events pagePlanning a group outing or event outdoors? Check out all the sites available in your Regional Parks. It's easy. Plus, you can make picnic reservations online

Know Your Rangers
The Ranger Stewardship Program designates an individual Ranger as the main point of contact for specific park areas. This map shows each Ranger's area. Each Ranger is available by email to address your issues and concerns.

Year Round Maintenance Keeps Your Golf Courses in Great Shape!
Soil aeration is one task that protects and promotes the greens. The plugs are swept up and sand is spread over the holes helping the turf “breathe.” Golf Superintendent Greg Bliek and his staff are always working to keep your golf game a quality experience. Book your tee time here.