Folsom is home to an extensive trail system, with more than 50 miles of trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. As you enjoy Folsom's multiuse trails this fall, the Folsom Police Department and Parks & Recreation Department offer a few safety tips to remember before you head out.
The City of Folsom is celebrating the connection between Johnny Cash, Folsom Prison, and the Folsom community with a unique collectible that features a limited-edition license plate and photo of Johnny Cash taken in front of Folsom Prison.
Take part in the spooktacular family fun on Saturday, October 28,including Trunk-or-Treat, a pumpkin plunge, "toxic" water slide, costume contest, craft stations for pumpkin decorating and a screening of the animated movie, "Hotel Transylvania."
Proceeds from the sale of the collectible will help fund “Cash’s Pick,” the first two public art installments along the Johnny Cash Trail.
Make the ultimate weekend escape! Journey back in time to 16th century England at this living history event with engaging actors, lively entertainment, artisan crafts, and tasty food and drink.
A spectacular new exhibit featuring sculptures by Camille VandenBerge and select pieces from famed artists of the Funk Art ceramics movement.
Sports courts at a number of the City’s parks are scheduled for resurfacing starting this week; the project continues through September 22. The project will restore the playability and longevity of the courts and vastly improve the overall appearance. While the resurfacing is taking place, some courts will be unavailable for use.
End your summer with some wet and wild fun Saturday, August 5, starting at 8 a.m. in Rodeo Park. The Wacky Dash is a 2-mile obstacle course challenge featuring mud pits, balance beams, giant inflatables, water slides, a foam tunnel, and lots of other fun surprises.
Join other community volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29 for Folsom’s 23rd annual focusing on environmental stewardship. Volunteers may select from projects to beautify and enhance Folsom’s recreational trail system or helping to improve the area’s creeks, waterways and open space.
Do you have a passion for animals, want to make a difference and have fun doing it? If you answered "Yes!" then consider joining the docent team.
We are training new docents to help host school tours, assist at special events, and help with other ongoing activities. At the conclusion of the training, students must show proficiency in knowledge of our animals and in leading tours.
How to register: First, call Sue at 916-715-8610 for a mandatory pre-registration phone interview and to learn more about the docent program. After your phone interview, register for the class with Folsom Parks & Recreation at http://webtrac.folsom.ca.us and complete a Zoo Sanctuary volunteer application.
Note: Docents must be at least age 21
Class code: 191044-01 Class fee: $40 (includes training materials)
Classes are held Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Session begins February 13 and continues through March 20. Registration deadline is February 6.
The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary hosts its seventh annual family holiday event from 5 to 8 p.m. on December 2, 3, 9, 10 and 16 through 23. The Zoo Sanctuary is transformed into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of colorful lights, decorated and themed trees and festive scenery
Thousands will honor local veterans at the 16th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11. The City of Folsom is seeking entries for the parade. There is no fee, but registration is required.
A premier tasting event to benefit the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary.
Purchase a commemorative plate on the Johnny Cash Art Trail donor wall and show your support for this unique, world-class public art project!
This free event for ages 55+ includes entertainment, light refreshments and a raffle.
America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to Folsom on Friday, May 20. Folsom will host the men’s Stage 6, an individual time trial, and the women’s Stage 2, a team time trial. Folsom’s approximately 12-mile course will feature some of the city’s distinctive landmarks and natural amenities as riders start and finish in the Historic District, and travel over the Rainbow Bridge and Folsom Lake Crossing.
America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to Folsom on Friday, May 20. This large-scale event will create traffic impacts for personal and business travelers along the course and surrounding roadways, including the Historic District, where the race starts and ends. All route and road closure information is now available.
Caltrans is holding a regional forum in Folsom on May 11 about the development of the first California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
The month of May is an opportunity to celebrate the “power of the pedal” and enjoy the many benefits of cycling. It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s 12th Annual May is Bike Month campaign.
Registration is now open for two family fitness events this May—Love My Mom 5K and the 33rd Annual Run with Nature.
Folsom Parks & Recreation offers lots of choices for kids to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase their talents through the arts, spark their imaginations through creative play, explore and enjoy the outdoors, make new friends, and create lasting memories.
Celebrate family and fitness at these two great events in May. Both events offer opportunities for runners and walkers in very different course settings.
Registration for both events is now open; set your goals and sign up today!