River rafters float down the American River
In preparation for Rafting Gone Wild, a non-permitted event, the Director of Regional Parks has issued an alcohol restriction for the American River Parkway from Hazel Avenue to Watt Avenue for July 13 due to the potential risks it poses to the community including park visitors, rescue personnel and law enforcement.
In 2012, the Rafting Gone Wild event resulted in multiple arrests, destruction of public and private property, and presented a significant threat to the safety of the public and our community. Based on information obtained from multiple sources, the Department of Regional Parks anticipates similar unsafe circumstances during this year’s event.
County Park Rangers, Rancho Cordova Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff Department will be stationed at all park locations along the American River Parkway to strictly enforce the alcohol restriction.