Category Archives: Parks

Olmstead, the Genius of Central Park

Frederick Law Olmstead is the original landscape architect in America and his work combining severe cultivation while ensuring a natural feel to his landscapes is the model our organization believes is appropriate for the American River Parkway as it would … Continue reading

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Olmstead on Parks

“Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903) is most often remembered as America’s preeminent landscape architect—a profession he named, helped to define, and elevated into an art form in beloved parks and public spaces, among them New York’s Central park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, … Continue reading

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Concerts in the Parkway

A tragic event happened at a Parkway concert, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, but that should not deter the county from continuing to have concerts in the Parkway, as the Parkway always benefits from legitimate use. We agree completely … Continue reading

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Congressman McClintock’s Subcommittee

And his opening statement to it. An excerpt. Today the Subcommittee on Federal Lands meets to review the President’s proposed budget for the U.S. Forest Service for Fiscal Year 2017. We meet at a time of crisis for our national … Continue reading

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County Budget Increases Funding for Illegal Camping Rangers

Well, we’ve been here before, but it didn’t work, as the illegal camping is bigger than ever in the North Sacramento/Cal Expo area of the Parkway; but hope springs eternal, so here is the good news from Sacramento County News. … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Management of the American River Parkway

This has long been advocated by the American River Parkway Preservation Society as the optimal method, based on our research, for increasing funding and providing dedicated daily management of the Parkway. This type of public/private partnership is not a new … Continue reading

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Parkway Trail Rated #6 Nationally

From a USA Today story. An excerpt.  Summer is the perfect season go get active in the great outdoors, and thanks to an ever-growing network of urban recreational trails, staying active this season is easier than ever! USA TODAY 10Best … Continue reading

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