Being familiar with the Regional Parks’ rules and regulations that promote safety help preserve the parks and ensure that everyone has a fun holiday weekend.
- Smoking is only allowed in developed picnic areas, asphalt surfaces, golf courses and on levee tops in the American River Parkway.
- Open flame fires are not allowed, and barbequing is only permitted in designated picnic areas.
Be Safe in the Water:
- Life Looks Good On You—and so does a life vest! Before you dive in, put on a life vest. There are borrowing stations along Sacramento’s waterways and at local fire stations. Remember, even the strongest swimmer can be pulled under by the strong river currents, even when water flows are low.
- Kids Don’t Float—but life vests do. Make sure your child wears a life vest. Sacramento County ordinance requires any child under 13 to wear a life vest before accessing any public waters (Sacramento County Ordinance 13.08.301). Bring a life vest for each of your children to the river.
Alcohol Prohibited for the Holiday Weekend:
- Beginning Saturday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 6, possession of alcohol is prohibited on the shore and river of the American River, and other parks where posted within Sacramento County Regional Parks’ jurisdiction. The prohibition includes open or closed alcoholic beverages.
- County Rangers will also continue to enforce the year-round alcohol restrictions from Paradise Beach to Discovery Park.
Parking Fee Increase:
The number of visits to Regional Parks increases dramatically during holiday weekends, which increases the cost to staff and maintain the parks. In order to offset these costs and provide maximum staffing and enforcement, the vehicle entrance fee will increase to $8 for single vehicles and $13 for oversized vehicles and vehicles towing watercraft, from Sept. 4 – 6.
These increases will not affect annual pass holders. Visitors who regularly enjoy County Parks are encouraged to purchase an Annual Parks Pass
, not only to save money but to help support our parks.
Call 3-1-1 to report non-emergency or maintenance issues.