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Parks & Recreation Department

Robert Goss, Parks & Recreation Director
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50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: (916) 355-7285 Fax: (916) 351-5931

Folsom Parks and Recreation Department provides and maintains a full range of recreational activities and park facilities for the community. Tots to seniors can find an array of classes including cultural arts, culinary arts, sports, fitness, and leisure activities available throughout the year. Our Aquatic Center is open year-round and features lifeguard courses along with swim lessons, specialty camps, and more. Our Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is an excellent place to introduce your youngsters to our wild neighbors, celebrate a special birthday, or visit the zoo gift shop. Skaters and skateboarders can enjoy after school activities at the new Cummings Family Park. All classes and activities are published in our Activity Guide and are also currently available on-line.

Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to establishing and maintaining facilities, parks and services that enhance the quality of life for all ages, cultural origins, and abilities. As stewards of the public trust, it is the department's purpose to reflect the changing human service needs of our community.

Comments or suggestions regarding the Parks and Recreation Department's web page may be directed to Susanne Stockton, ssstockton@folsom.ca.us


In compliance with the State mandated water restrictions, the water features at Kemp, Livermore and Nisenan parks will not be in operation this year due to the extreme drought conditions.  We will continue to operate the Folsom Aquatic Center which opens Saturday, May 23rd for the summer season.   Please contact Parks and Recreation at 355-7285 if you have any questions.

The Parks and Landscaping & Lighting District maintenance staff have made system wide adjustments to comply with the Stage 3 water warning restrictions.  We continue to refine our irrigation programming to maximize water conservation and minimize water consumption.  We understand the importance of conserving water and we are taking every step available to us to meet and in many cases exceed the Stage 3 water warning restrictions.  If the drought continues and a further escalation of the water restrictions are necessary we are prepared to make more adjustments as needed. 

The City’s parks and landscape irrigations systems are very extensive covering 46 parks, multiple irrigated turf areas, countless streetscapes with tens of thousands of sprinklers that can break or malfunction.  We have dedicated staff and contractors monitoring our systems but your help is always welcomed.  Please feel free to contact us during business hours at (916) 355-7252 or e-mailing WaterConservation@folsom.ca.us if you have questions.  For water break emergency’s after hours please call (916) 985-4848.  You are our eyes and ears in the community and working together we can weather this crisis. 

In addition to City parks and landscapes, there is an abundance of privately maintained landscape/streetscape/median areas under the management of HOAs, apartment/condominium complexes, commercial centers, and residential properties that also must comply with the water restrictions and we are working with those entities as well.  You can use the above contact numbers regarding any watering issue and we will communicate that issue or concern to the appropriate party.

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