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Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project Enters Phase II

October 16, 2018 

This project broke ground in late June and creates Folsom’s first Class IV bike trail, for exclusive use by cyclists. The first phase of construction is nearing completion with a new sidewalk for pedestrians and a 12-foot-wide dedicated bike path in Folsom’s Historic District along Leidesdorff Street between Reading and Wool streets.

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Council Seeks Input on Historic District Parking Concerns

October 2, 2018 

A public workshop will be held to provide a forum for the community to share concerns about parking in the residential area of the Historic District. The public workshop will be held at the Folsom City Council meeting Tuesday, October 23, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom.

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Citizen’s Academy Applications Available Now

October 16, 2018 

The Folsom Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen’s Academy. This 12-week academy starts January 9 and provides an in-depth look at the Folsom Police and Fire Departments and other city services. Classes are held every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and class size is limited.

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L’Etape California Bike Ride and Expo

October 16, 2018 

For the first time, the City of Folsom and Visit Folsom are proud to host this mass participation bike ride open to the public and to road cyclists of all skill levels. The scenic rides are designed by Le Tour de France directors and provide cyclists with challenging courses comparable to an Alps mountain stage of the world’s most well-known bike race.

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Aquatic Center Renovation Project

October 2, 2018 

The Folsom Aquatic Center will be undergoing a major renovation project on the 50-meter side of the facility. The project begins the week of October 1 and includes replastering the 50-meter pool and replacing approximately 12,000 square feet of existing pool deck. The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2018.

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Construction Begins on New Trail Undercrossing

October 2, 2018 

Work to connect the Oak Parkway Trail to the Johnny Cash Trail near East Natoma Street and Prison Road begins the week of October 1. This project will create a tunnel directly under East Natoma Street and provide a seamless and safe route for trail users to transition between the two trails.

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“The Man in Black” Land Art Installation Update

October 16, 2018 

The City of Folsom created a temporary land art installation in May 2018 to celebrate hosting the Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 men’s race start. The large-scale banner was installed near the corner of East Natoma Street and Folsom Lake Crossing, the future site of the Legacy Park. The banner depicted an artist’s rendering of “The Man in Black” statue that is a future planned work of public art for the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience. The Stage 6 route started riders on the Johnny Cash Trail and continued onto Folsom Lake Crossing; the race stage ended in Lake Tahoe.

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Diwali

October 16, 2018 

The Indian festival of Diwali or Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is traditionally celebrated with the use of California State Fire Marshal registered Safe and Sane fireworks. The use of approved fireworks in conjunction with this festival may occur between the hours of 12 p.m. on Monday, November 5 through 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 in the City of Folsom. The use of dangerous and illegal fireworks is still prohibited within all areas of the City of Folsom.

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Runway 18 Fashion Show

October 9, 2018 

The 2nd annual event benefits Folsom Runway, a volunteer community group developed to provide inclusive recreational opportunities for children with special needs.

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L’Etape California Bike Ride and Expo

October 8, 2018 

For the first time, the City of Folsom, Visit Folsom, and Palladio at Broadstone are proud to host this mass participation bike ride open to the public and to road cyclists of all skill levels. The scenic rides are designed by Le Tour de France directors and provide cyclists with challenging courses comparable to an Alps mountain stage of the world’s most well-known bike race. The event includes a Cycling and Lifestyle Expo Saturday, October 27 at the Palladio.

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