For Immediate Release
August 8, 2014
Sacramento, California

Links Golf on the Parkway

Local media has recently noted the synergy being created by the downtown Kings Arena and the potential downtown soccer arena as a major catalyst elevating Sacramento’s long woeful downtown into a vital urban center.

This synergy portends downtown revitalization well beyond anything that has ever been in Sacramento. Additionally, the possibility of a links golf course in the Parkway’s North Sacramento/Cal Expo area adds recreational diversity and increased utilization.

The construction of a links course in this area would virtually end the long-term and wide-spread illegal camping problem and the Parkway degradation caused by related Parkway fires, pollution, and crime.

Links golf courses are built with minimal disturbance of the underlying land, and a peek at the tragic photos taken by Bob Slobe after the most recent Parkway fires, see at–jzgE reveal the links ready land underneath the burned out greenery.

As new downtown hotels and housing begin emerging from the arena building synergy, the ability to play golf along the American River and in view of the confluence with the Sacramento River, offers an experience for downtown and North Sacramento residents long enjoyed by upper Parkway residents at Ancil Hoffman and Campus Commons golf courses on the Parkway.

Besides the site itself, the beauty of a links course there is that the Parkway site is historic—the Niesnan Indian village of Yamanepu was located on a knoll on the north bank of the American River a bit east of the Sacramento River—and disturbing as little of the land as possible retains the historic contour of Sacramento’s first residents.

Organizational Leadership
American River Parkway Preservation Society
Sacramento, California
August 8, 2014

Contact Information

David H. Lukenbill, Senior Policy Director
American River Parkway Preservation Society
2267 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
P: 916-225-9087 E:
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About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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