Category Archives: Gibson Ranch

Gibson Ranch

Our organization supported the creation of the public/private partnership to manage Gibson Park four years ago, and this article from the Sacramento Bee validates that support. What is being done there is a model deserving of replication, even with the … Continue reading

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Gibson Ranch Update

I asked Doug Ose for an update on Gibson Ranch Park last week and here is his reply, which makes it clear the park is fulfilling the promise we saw in the transfer to forprofit management, and the opening comment about dealing … Continue reading

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Gibson Ranch & the Zombie Mud Run

Part of the reason we supported turning over of the management of Gibson Ranch to the Doug Ose forprofit organization was that they brought entrepreneurial ideas to generate income for the park’s operation. This Halloween season run, profiled by the … Continue reading

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Partnering With Parks

Excellent post from the City Parks Blog examining the benefits of partnering, with a focus on health care. In relation to the Parkway, the partnership we advocate is with a nonprofit organization modeled after the Central Parks Conservancy, outlined in … Continue reading

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Contracting Out Park Maintenance

An article about it—with an opportunity to vote in a poll about whether the city should contract out its park maintenance or not—from the Sacramento Press. An excerpt. “With the city poised to slash the parks department budget, park maintenance … Continue reading

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Trouble at Gibson Ranch?

That is what the Sacramento Bee is reporting, but you have to take into account that the accusers fought bitterly against Doug Ose assuming management control of Gibson Ranch, and my inclination—we strongly support Ose’s management—would be to give Ose … Continue reading

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Parks Privatization

Some times it really works well, as the new director of county parks notes in this interview with the Sacramento Bee, and following, is our letter to the editor in response, published by the Bee. An excerpt from the interview. “Only … Continue reading

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Parkway Enhancement

The editorial from the Sacramento Bee envisioning an enhancement of Sutter’s Landing Park is a wonderful idea for the Parkway neighborhood and the viewpoint from the heights could become as iconic as that from Fair Oaks bluffs, but illegal camping … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Gibson Ranch, Homelessness, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Parks Management

 We advocate innovative methods be adopted to provide management and funding for parks, including the Parkway, but understand the questions that can legitimately be raised—as in this article from the San Francisco Chronicle—concerning management abuse. It is crucial in bringing … Continue reading

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Sacramento Bee on Gibson Ranch, Wrong Again!

The Sacramento Bee—which inexplicably, does not like Gibson Ranch Park being operated as a forprofit, even though it is now open and being highly utilized by area residents, whereas before it was closed—ran an editorial yesterday, entitled “Back at Gibson … Continue reading

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