Sacramento 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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07/11/2024
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With two phases built and more coming, Folsom officials are now designing trails to connect the dots in new Mangini Ranch.

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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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06/26/2024
Image for display with article titled Gold Rush Park Opens in Rancho Cordova

Located in the Rio Del Oro development area, the 5.1-acre park pays tribute to the California Gold Rush, the historical event that brought Rancho Cordova into being.

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06/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Beloved Folsom Mini Train Will Keep Chugging Along With New Owners

A beloved fixture of Folsom City Lions Park will keep chugging along into the foreseeable future. The Folsom Valley Railway, a mini live steam train, has been a favorite of children for decades, and will continue that tradition with new owners.

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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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06/13/2024
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There were questions, concerns and a lot of excitement expressed at a recent public open house for the River District Master Plan, an ambitious project that would enhance a six-mile stretch of land along the American River and Lake Natoma.

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06/12/2024
Image for display with article titled Future Steams Ahead for Folsom’s Iconic Scale Train Attraction

The Folsom City Council approved resolution to transfer operating agreement to new buyer, operator in their June 11 meeting.

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06/11/2024
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By June tradition, a gala and art auction hosted more than 200 guests in the Effie Yeaw Nature Center last weekend. Supporters of the beloved Carmichael nonprofit organization wined, dined and opened wallets to purchase art and cultural experiences.

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06/05/2024
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Designated city-owned open spaces with high fire potential are now off-limits in Folsom, according to an announcement from the Folsom Fire Department Wednesday afternoon.

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06/05/2024
Image for display with article titled Rancho Cordova Moonlight Movies Return

Rancho Cordova is hosting Moonlight Movies at Village Green Park of Fridays at 8:30 through June.

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06/01/2024
Set to be reopened in April, repairs on the restrooms in Citrus Height's Rusch Community Park are delayed due to setbacks in the bidding process.

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05/30/2024
Image for display with article titled Folsom Hosting Open House for River District Master Plan

The city of Folsom will host an open house Thursday, June 6, for its River District Master Plan.

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05/30/2024
Image for display with article titled Folsom‚Äôs ‚ÄúCastle Park‚ÄĚ Could Be Saved by $1.1M From City Reserve Funds

For several months now, the community, along with officials from Folsom Parks and Recreation and Folsom City Council have had discussions regarding the condition and the future of one of the city’s longtime favorite parks.

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05/29/2024
Federal funds have been requested to study the feasibility of the Sacramento Stitch Park Riverfront Reconnection Project, a 4 acre park spanning Highway 5.

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05/21/2024
Image for display with article titled American River Trail Guide Released

Ashley Shult Langdon Writes Book About Trails on Sacramento's Lower American River.

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05/13/2024
The Elk Grove City Council voted to approve the move of the Sacramento Zoo to a 100 acre lot at Kammerer Road and Lotz Parkway.

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05/12/2024
A new disc golf course is proposed for an area area southwest of the Cherry Island golf course in Rio Linda.

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03/23/2024
The City of Elk Grove has released information about the financing for the $400M multi-phase project to move the Sacramento Zoo to Elk Grove, but questions remain.

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03/20/2024
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More frequent outdoor breaks can improve student attention, reduce behavior problems.

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