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Regional Parks

American River Parkway

Welcome to the "jewel of Sacramento," the 23-mile American River Parkway.  More than 5 million visitors enjoy this unique wildlife and recreation area annually.  Fishing, boating and rafting opportunities lure water enthusiasts.  Picnic sites, golfing, guided natural and historic tours and much more are often just steps away from the paved trails.  Access to the Parkway is available at various points off of Highway 50. 

Ancil Hoffman Park ​Discovery Park
Howe Ave River Access Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
Paradise Beach River Bend Park
Rossmoor Bar Sacramento Bar
Sailor Bar Sarah Court
Sunrise Recreation area, Upper and Lower Waterton and S.A.R.A Access
Watt Avenue Access William B. Pond Recreation Area
Effie Yeaw Nature Center


American River Parkway Plan
Preserving and improving the Parkway for future generations is our highest priority. View the Parkway Plan

Financial Needs Study
Learn about the needs of the Parkway and the plan to ensure its longevity.

Planning / Development
For projects around the home and larger projects, County Regional parks Landscape Architects reviews projects that come into the Planning Department.