Category Archives: Parks

Good News from County Parks?

Hopefully this new effort by County Parks, as reported from Sacramento County News, will work better than their past strategy, which did little to stop illegal camping and the vast ruination of the Parkway’s Lower Reach, now more aptly known … Continue reading

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Folsom’s Area of the Parkway

It is good to see the city of Folsom focusing more on their area of the Parkway, a particularly beautiful part that can even become more so, as is noted in their Parks & Recreation section of their January Draft … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, River Development

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

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Parks, Politics

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

Posted in Homelessness, Parks