San Joaquin 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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07/06/2024
In their June 24 meeting, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors approved a new fee schedule for rental of county park facilities.

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

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06/12/2024
The Ripon Planning Commission approved the construction of a 12-court tennis complex on a 5.63-acre site on East Clinton South Avenue.

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05/28/2024
The City of Manteca approved a contract with Ronin Protection Solutions for private security service for various locations in the city.

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05/28/2024
Connie Meintasis, Marion Thibodeau, and Jan Brown were memorialized on May 28 by the Manteca Soroptimists with new trees planted in the Soroptimist Grove public park at Snowcap Drive and Pestana Avenue.

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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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05/11/2024
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BRENDA HUGGINS HAS lived a few blocks from McKinley Park in South Stockton for all of her life. And she’s thrilled her childhood playground is about to get a much-needed facelift.

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04/26/2024
Following litigation, the Tracy City Council voted to take back control of the Ellis Aquatics Center project and instructed staff to proceed with development planning.

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04/25/2024
17 trees were planted at Yosemite Village Park on Arbor Day April 25 by the Manteca Garden Club with the City of Manteca.

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04/24/2024
The official groundbreaking was held on April 23 for $15million in upgrades to South Stockton's McKinley Park.

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03/22/2024
A project to build an aquatics center on 16 acres at Summit Drive and Corral Hollow Road in South Tracy has been further mired in litigation as a new suit is filed.

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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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03/14/2024
The Lathrop Planning Commission is reviewing plans for River Islands neighborhood designs which includes a football stadium, lakes, parks, housing and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial use space.

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02/25/2024
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Home to the state capital, Sacramento County offers many amusements for visitors and locals alike. But only some require no cash outlay.

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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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01/26/2024
Disneyland‚Äôs plan to reimagine the theme park into a more ‚Äúimmersive‚ÄĚ 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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01/09/2024
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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12/31/2023
The Van Buskirk Park renovation will include a new skate park, two full-size basketball courts, and BMX/bike trails with lights and landscaping.
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