Sacramento County Local News: Parks & Recreation


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

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02/15/2024
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As officials pondered buying the Folsom Valley Railway, the Folsom City Council was pleased that several private parties have offered to purchase and take over the train.

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02/08/2024
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For more than three decades, local resident Terry Gold has operated and maintained the small-scale Folsom Valley Railroad, an iconic part of Folsom’s Lions Park.

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02/06/2024
California State Parks has recommended $6.7 million for seven local nonmotorized trail projects in various cities, including Galt and Gilroy.

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01/28/2024
Jack N. Sheldon Park in Sacramento’s Florin neighborhood is one of eight locations to receive funds from the California Statewide Park Program.

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01/27/2024
Renovation work at the 150,000-square-foot Sunrise Village shopping center continues, with the coming addition of a new fitness club.

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01/26/2024
Disneyland’s plan to reimagine the theme park into a more “immersive” experience may require up to $2.5 billion and a plan to privatize some Anaheim streets.

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01/12/2024
California’s projected budget deficit of close to $38 billion likely means some cuts are coming. Among them, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed ending the California State Park Adventure Pass, which offers free access to some state parks for fourth graders.

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01/10/2024
Some say the state is not developing and maintaining community recreational facilities equally. They point out that green spaces in neighborhoods where Black Californians live remain underfunded.

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01/09/2024
Last year, environmental groups and tribes rallied behind a proposed expansion of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. Expansion was tried through congressional legislation, but it stalled.

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12/22/2023
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Tahoe National Forest has extended the order closing Forest System Road 96 (Mosquito Ridge Road) through June 30, 2024. The road suffered damage during the 2022 Mosquito Fire with additional degradation during subsequent winter storms.

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12/20/2023
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The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the 2024 Department of Regional Parks Fee Schedule, which goes into effect Jan. 11.

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12/11/2023
An estimated 100,000 pizza boxes have been removed from Yosemite’s waste stream. This is because the famed park now serves pizza on trays and puts to-go portions in compostable bags, part of a move to reduce food-related waste.

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11/30/2023
Utility giant PG&E is set to raise its rates an average of 13% on Jan. 1. That equals an extra $32.50 a month, or $390 for the year.

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11/30/2023
The 40 Acre Conservation League has recently acquired hundreds of acres of land in Placer County, 70 miles northeast of Sacramento—a significant step toward making outdoor experiences more inclusive.

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11/15/2023
State and local leaders gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate a new plan that will increase access to the outdoors for all Californians, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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11/12/2023
A pilot program that allows Californians to visit many state parks for free—after checking out a pass from their local library—is helping increase access for more people of color and lower-income residents, according to research from the California State Parks Foundation.

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11/07/2023
A beachside trail connecting the communities of Morro Bay and Cayucos could finally be built after 20 years. This happened after Chevron decided to sell land needed for the trail to be built.

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11/05/2023
Two theme park giants, Six Flags and Cedar Fair, announced they are merging. It could have potential impacts on California theme parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.

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10/27/2023
Camille Dixon, the announcer for Disney California Adventure, and her husband, Bill Rogers, the voice of Disneyland, are moving on from this work. They have been at the parks for more than 40 years combined.

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10/26/2023
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Grandchildren of Charles and Marguerite Jensen will honor their ancestors with new plantings, a plaque and a memorial bench.

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