Placer County Local News: Parks & Recreation


All Local Parks & Recreation News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land

How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.

Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

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07/10/2024
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Visit Truckee-Tahoe unveiled its latest initiative, the Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide. This digital and printed guidebook is designed to educate visitors on how to enjoy Truckee responsibly.

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07/02/2024
Nearly every major environmental group in California opposes a bill that would modify the state’s signature environmental law to speed up upgrades to power lines. Supporters say it would help free the state from fossil fuels and make the grid more reliable, but opponents fear it would damage state parks.

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06/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Ultimate Tahoe Family Summer Bucket List

The Tahoe Sierra is an adventureland of fun family friendly activities to enjoy from easy hiking trails to free concerts, movies and shows.

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06/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Donkey Town and El Burro Trails to Close for Cabin Creek Forest Restoration Project

According to the Truckee Dirt Union the Donkey Town and El Burro trail closures are expected to begin as early as next week, and will remain closed for the remainder of 2024.

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06/20/2024
On June 19, California YIMBY announced support for the California Forever project going to the Solano County ballot in November.

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06/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Colfax Approves Skate Park Agreement With Placer County

In their June 12 meeting, the Colfax City Council approved moving forward with an agreement with Placer County for a proposed skate park project.

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06/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Sierra State Parks Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

The Sierra State Parks Foundation was born when a group led by local women of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, persuaded the Department of Parks and Recreation to scrap its plans for razing the 1903 Ehrman Mansion after it was acquired by the state in 1965. As a result, the concept of creating formalized public-private partnerships to improve the management of the state’s park system was formed.

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06/07/2024
Image for display with article titled Auburn State Theatre Begins Series on American West

Auburn State Theatre is excited to announce a new series presented by History Expeditions, who discover tales and trails of the American West.

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06/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Tim’s Tips: Safely Using Tahoe’s Paved Trails

The Lake Tahoe region is blessed with an extensive and elaborate system of multiuse trails providing access to great views of the lake, the Truckee River and the peaks of the Sierra. But those trails are narrow and, during the busy summer, can be packed with every form of trail user imaginable.

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06/03/2024
Placer County is using 2,000 goats to reduce fire risk at Dry Creek Community Park.

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05/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Day Hiker: Waddle Ranch Preserve Takes Hikers to a Higher Place

Waddle Ranch Preserve is accessed via Martis Dam Road off Highway 267 by the airport in Martis Valley near Truckee.

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05/28/2024
Image for display with article titled Preservation Groups Partner to Protect 1,500 Acres Along Lake Clementine, North Fork of American River

Placer Land Trust and Trust for Public Land recently announced the protection of more than 1,500 acres of significant river canyon along Lake Clementine and the North Fork American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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05/27/2024
Image for display with article titled TAMBA Expands Roster of Tahoe Mountain Bike Events

While the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) has a consistent roster of signature events including the Tahoe Mountain Bike Festival and the impressively grueling Rose to Toads ride, this year it will add more educational and inclusive events on and off the trail.

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05/23/2024
Image for display with article titled Lots of People, and Rainbows, for Placer Pride Event

Rainbows, musical performers and rows and rows of community booths took over Roseville’s Royer Park last Saturday for the third annual Placer Pride event.

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05/23/2024
Image for display with article titled City to Host Public Swim Sessions at Rocklin High Starting June 10

Get ready to make a splash this summer, as Rocklin Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the return of the city’s Recreational Swim program at the Rocklin High School pool.

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05/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Placer Land Trust Encourages Outdoor Excursions With Passport Program

There are more than 50 land preserves within Placer County and many are open to the public and provide a variety of options for hiking, picnics and enjoying time with family and friends outside.

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05/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Fund Installs New Donor Engraved Bears in Tahoe City’s Heritage Plaza

Twenty-five new engraved bears are now hanging from the railings in Tahoe City's Heritage Plaza through a partnership with the Tahoe Fund, Placer County and the Tahoe City Public Utility District to raise money for trails in North Lake Tahoe.

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05/19/2024
Image for display with article titled Visit Placer’s Explorer Pass Is Back to Promote County’s Top Attractions

Visit Placer is proud to announce the return of the free Explorer Pass, encouraging visitors and residents to explore dozens of locations throughout the county.

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05/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Placer County Discover & Discuss Community Event May 30 to Discuss Projects, Programs Shaping the Future of North Lake Tahoe

Placer County is inviting the community to Discover and Discuss: Projects and Programs Shaping the Future of North Lake Tahoe on Thursday, May 30, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.

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05/17/2024
Image for display with article titled Plan B? Colfax Reviews Aspects of Skate Park, Considers Alternate Location

The Colfax City Council reviewed additional aspects of the proposed skate park on May 8 in an effort to continue the project’s progress.

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