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National Trails Day
Saturday, June 3 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Trail Maintenance @ Northrop Ave
California Invasive Species Action Week
Friday, June 9 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Red Sesbania Removal @ Harrington Access
Saturday, June 17 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Red Sesbania Removal @ William B. Pond Park

Summer Solstice Dinner & Auction
Saturday, June 24
| 6-9pm | Buy Tickets
William B. Pond Park
Volunteers Needed! Sign Up

Invasive Plant Removal Invasive Plant Removal Workday Work Day Cleanup Clean Ups Event Special Events

Pictured: Volunteers at the Ancil Hoffman Spring Cleanup site.

During May, 362 volunteers dedicated 1,059.5 total hours to caring for the American River Parkway!

On May 6th, 289 volunteers gathered for our annual Spring Cleanup at 7 sites along the American River Parkway. In just 3 hours, these volunteers removed 4,420 pounds of trash, including 135 batteries!

Throughout the month of May, volunteers removed an additional 750 lbs of trash and 3,929 invasive plants including Spanish and French Broom, Red Sesbania, and Stinkwort.

We welcomed groups from SAFE Credit Union and Blue Shield of California for trail maintenance days at the Campfire Outdoor Ed Site, and the Sacramento Mermaids for a cleanup day at Discovery Park.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29, 2017), we asked some of our volunteers why they donate their time to the American River Parkway Foundation. Here are just a few reasons:
Click here for the full gallery!


AmeriCorps NCCC Team Gold 7 joined us for a few weeks of trail work during March, April and May! You may have spotted this crew of 8 out along the equestrian/hiking trail between Sunrise Ave and Howe Ave. Throughout their time with us, Gold 7 spent 718.5 hours clearing and maintaining 15.84 miles of the trail including mowing, weed whipping, trimming and leveling out the trail.

We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all who supported the American River Parkway Foundation with a gift on Big Day of Giving. Together our supporters raised $17,812 to help clean up and repair areas across the American River Parkway damaged by this year’s flooding.

Although the weather is warming up, the American River is still running cold and swift due from snow runoff. Enjoy the river safely if you choose to get in the water and wear a life vest! Life vests are required by law for children under the age of 13.

Sacramento County Regional Parks offers life vest borrowing stations along the American River Parkway for kids and adults at Discovery Park and for kids only at Ancil Hoffman Park, Howe Ave, Paradise Beach, Watt Ave, River Bend Park, and Sunrise River Access. Click here for more water safety tips!

The entry period is open for Viewpoint Photographic Art Center's "Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs" exhibit, to be hosted in the fall. The exhibit aims to highlight the numerous photographic opportunities year-round along the Parkway. Here are some details you need to know if you're interested in submitting a photo (entries start June 1):

  • Exhibit Dates: September 5 to October 7, 2017
  • Location: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (map)
  • Eligibility: All photographers, any photographic medium
  • Entry Period: June 1 to July 29, 2017
  • Entry Fee: $25 fee for 1 entry, $40 for 2 or 3
  • How to Enter: Online
  • Prize Categories: (a) Landscape; (b) Wildlife; (c) Sports/Recreation/Human Interest


Saturday, June 24th, 2017 | 6-9PM
William B. Pond Recreation Area

A limited number of tickets are still available for the 3rd annual Summer Solstice Dinner and Auction! Come dressed in white for a beautiful evening on the American River Parkway to support our region's greatest recreational civic amenity.
  • Hosted by Rob Stewart of KVIE's Rob on the Road and KCRA3 Anchor Kellie DeMarco
  • Meal by Rossi Catering with wine from Tyge William Cellars
  • Social hour with Bike Dog Brewing and Sean Minor Wines
  • Live music by the Harley White Jr Trio
  • Silent and live auctions with Auctioneer Keith McLane

Volunteers needed! We still need volunteers for setup (12-2pm or 2-4:30pm) and tear down (9-10:30pm) as well as auction assistants (5:45-9:15pm). Interested? Click here to sign up.

Balestreri Realtor Group | Bike Dog Brewing Co. | Brown, Stevens, Elmore & Spare | Colleen Watters | Crowe Horwath | Cunningham Engineering | Dennis Greenbaum & Debbie Davis | Dokken Engineering | Dudek | Eason & Tambornini | Five Star Bank | Genovese, Buford & Brothers | Guild Mortgage | Jackson Angle | Law Offices of Deon R. Stein | Nehemiah Foundation | Outback Solutions | Patty & Paul Selsky | Riverview Media Photography | Sacramento Theatrical Lighting | Scott Wolcott | Sean Minor Wines | SMUD | State Street | Taylor & Wiley | Thomas Law Group | Tyge William Cellars | Wells Fargo | Wood Rodgers

Registration is OPEN!
Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 7am-2pm
William B. Pond Recreation Area

Grab your friends and your roadie, fixie, single-speed, or cruiser and hit the bike trail for a ride to support the American River Parkway Foundation!

Buy a Parks Pass, Get a Discount
Purchase a Sacramento County Parks Pass when you register and get $5 off your registration. Select the Early Bird w/ Parks Pass option when you register.

Proceeds from Ride the Parkway benefit the American River Parkway Foundation’s Invasive Plant Management Program aimed at removing nonnative plants that can inhibit wildlife and recreational uses.




Visit our office (map) to check out beautiful photos of the Parkway! Each quarter we're featuring a local photographer with a passion for the Parkway. These photographs will be available to purchase, and proceeds benefit the Parkway Foundation.

This quarter we're featuring David Dawson, photographer and volunteer extraordinaire. David has been volunteering with the Parkway Foundation since 2003 (14 years!) and has dedicated more than 446 hours over the years. He volunteers alongside the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento as a Mile Steward of mile 6 north.

A quote from David on the value of the Parkway:
"The American River Parkway, close to home, meets my need, as described by John Muir who said, 'Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.'"


Partner Highlight

The culture of the Fleet Feet Sports family is centered around helping others and improving lives and our community daily. Whether you are looking to meet new friends, have new health and fitness goals or just want to have some fun, Fleet Feet is there to support, educate and inspire you to succeed – all while providing world class customer service.

Plus, join the Fleet Feet crew on June 7th for a "Big Run" in celebration of Global Running Day! The party starts at the store (2311 J St - map) at 5pm, with a 3-4 mile run starting at 6pm. Enjoy a post-run DJ, refreshments, Brooks shoe demos and more! Check out the Facebook event for more info.

Cap Tap Colleen Watters
University Automotive Mary Margaret Nesel
Hot Italian American River Raft Rental

To find out how the Parkway Partners Program
can benefit your business, click here!

American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) | 5700 Arden Way Carmichael, CA 95608 | T: (916) 486-2773 | F: (916) 486-2779 | Email