Category Archives: Parks

Natural Resources Management Plan (NRMP) for the American River Parkway

From Sacramento County: “The Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks is in the process of creating a Natural Resources Management Plan (NRMP) for the American River Parkway, and they want your input! “Regional Parks is hosting four online public outreach … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks

Part of Parkway Trail to Close for Months

As reported by Channel 3. An excerpt. “A popular section of the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail along the American River Parkway in Sacramento will close next week. “The stretch spans just a few hundred yards between Nimbus Fish Hatchery and … Continue reading

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It’s the Silence

A beautiful article from Aeon reminding us why we need the Parkway, why we need to be able to safely access it at anytime and anywhere. An excerpt. “I walk from south to north on the peripatos, the path encircling … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Parks

Poll Finds Strong Support for Caring for Parkway and Addressing Homelessness

Excellent results for the Parkway from this recent Countywide Survey, read at

Posted in Homelessness, Parks

Olmsted, the Parkway and English Parks

Frederick Law Olmsted was the founder of the American Landscape Architectural profession and the designer of Central Park—our model of how the Parkway should look and be governed—and the greatest influence on him was the English Park. One of his … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, History, Parks

Wonderful Photos from the Parkway

Channel 3 has this great story with photos. An excerpt. “A Fair Oaks photographer is on a mission to capture fleeting moments along the American River Parkway that can be easily overlooked with earbuds, conversations and focusing on the trail. … Continue reading

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Beautiful New Trail at Tahoe

As this story from Capital Radio reports, this new trail is a stunner. An excerpt. (AP) — A new, 3-mile long bicycle and pedestrian trail hugging the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe is providing new access to hidden beaches and … Continue reading

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North Coast Great Redwood Trail

If this comes to pass, as the Press Democrat writes, it would be a great big WOW! An excerpt. The first steps toward making a more than 300-mile walking and cycling trail from the San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay, … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Transportation

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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