A temporary alcohol ban will be enforced to increase safety in our parks and waterways. Consumption of alcohol and possession of open containers will be prohibited from July 4-7 in the American River Parkway on the shore and the river within the Parkway between Watt and Hazel Avenues. Violations of the alcohol restriction may result in citation or arrest, and the restriction will be strictly enforced.
Additionally, during the 4th of July holiday weekend, entrance fees to Sacramento County Regional Parks will increase to meet the demand for greater patrol and maintenance of the park system. Non- Annual Pass Holders vehicle entrance fees will increase to $8 for single vehicles and $13 for oversized vehicles and vehicles with trailers at all County Parks.
“We expect larger than normal crowds this year in the Regional Parks system. The weather is forecast to be hot with temperatures at or exceeding 100 degrees,” stated Jeff Leatherman, Regional Parks Director. “Remember, it is the law in Sacramento County that kids under 13 are required to wear a life jacket when swimming or wading in the river and anyone, regardless of age, is required to have a life jacket when using any type of boat, including rafts and inner tubes, on the American River.”
Park-goers can call 916-875-7275 to report any law enforcement issues, non-emergency accidents, or maintenance issues. As always for emergencies, dial 9-1-1. Regional Parks has a complete list of rules and regulations on its website www.sacparks.net.