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The American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) is a Sacramento 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to lead and inspire the community to conserve and nurture the American River Parkway as a unique, accessible resource for everyone to enjoy. Our headquarters is located in the William B. Pond Recreation Area on the American River Parkway.

The ARPF vision is for the American River Parkway, which spans 23 miles and 4,800 acres, to be one of the nation’s premier urban natural parks.

We encourage you to contact the American River Parkway Foundation and take an active and personal role in contributing to the success of the Parkway.

The ARPF aims to accomplish its mission by exercising the following values.


Volunteers are essential to the ARPF
achieving its mission.
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The ARPF is passionate about the environment and is committed to programs that enhance the American River Parkway’s natural habitats as places for respite, recreation and rejuvenation.
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The Foundation strives to be the Parkway’s advocate. We collaborate, convene and build partnerships to protect and promote the Parkway.
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The ARPF embraces environmental education in order to help us understand how to exist harmoniously with nature and conserve this environment for future generations.
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Community Access

The ARPF is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent people in our diverse communities from enjoying the Parkway.
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Fun is important. ARPF volunteers and staff work hard but they also play, socialize, laugh and share in nature.
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Health and Wellness

We promote health and wellness now and in the future.
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We take the opportunity to learn from our mistakes and seek to improve.
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Call the ARPF at (916) 486-2773. Our phones are answered Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Pacific Time) by friendly, local and knowledgeable people who are dedicated to the American River Parkway.

You may also send us email or click here to complete the online information request. You may also visit us during our hours of operation at;
5700 Arden Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

Thank you to our amazing community partners for Taking Pride in the Parkway during the first quarter of 2024.
We appreciate your support and dedication.

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