Category Archives: Parks

Land Park, Olmstead & the Parkway

Olmstead’s spirit and work (he did Central Park) needs to be a model for the Parkway as it was for Land Park. An excellent article from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. In 1918, the city of Sacramento bought the tract … Continue reading

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Central Park, Our Model for Parkway

There is a lot to recommend the modeling though at first glance nothing is the same between an urban park in a city of millions and a suburban park spread out over many jurisdictions. But the Parkway is as central … Continue reading

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Mariposa Grove Re-Opens!

Wonderful news as reported by Mercury News. An excerpt. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — After being closed to the public for nearly three years, Mariposa Grove, the storied forest of giant sequoia trees at Yosemite National Park first set aside for … Continue reading

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ARPPS Newsletter, Spring 2018, Two Rivers Trail

American River Parkway Preservation Society Newsletter: Issue 58 – Spring 2018 ________________________________________________________ Contents Announcement:   Article about ARPPS                                                                  Page 1 Essay: Two Rivers Trail                                                                                                Page 1 Society Information:                                                                                              Page 6 ________________________________________________________ Announcement: Article about ARPPS Inside Publications published an … Continue reading

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Public Employee Pension Costs

Considering the return on investment, they are way out of hand, impacting all other public spending including that for parks, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. California governments likely will make do with fewer teachers, parks … Continue reading

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Ohman Cartoon

Excellent pictorial, which is both tragic and funny, on what to do in the Parkway, from the Sacramento Bee.

Posted in Homelessness, Parks

Kids on the Parkway

A very nice story in the Sacramento Bee about getting urban kids—many of whom have never been there or even knew it existed—out on the Parkway. An excerpt. Deep in the woods of River Bend Park, children’s laughter rang clear … Continue reading

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