Friends of Folsom Parkways

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Our Vision:
We promote the use, preservation, and development of parkways in Folsom:
 Following the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail 
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• Increase awareness of the parkways...
Willow Creek Reservoir in the Fall
 Willow Creek Reservoir in the Fall 
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• Educate the community on parkway issues...
new trail behind Dos Coyotes
 Biking the Dos Coyotes Trail 
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• Influence development proposals to benefit the parkways...
Singing in the Rain on bridge
 "Just Singin' in the Rain" 
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• Identify areas of Folsom worthy of inclusion in the parkway system...
enjoying the trails in the fall
 Enjoying the trails in the Fall 
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• Raise funds for parkway development...
Volunteers at work
 Volunteers at work 
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• Support events to maintain and enhance the Parkways...
Planting Trees on the Waterfront Trail
 Planting Trees on the Waterfront Trail 

Enjoy Folsom's many walking and biking trails

fofp meeting w Councilmember Aquino

On March 9 at the Friends' Board Meeting we were joined by Councilmember Sarah Aquino. She spoke to the Board about her goals and otherwise participated in the meeting. Great to have her leadership!

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2018 Folsom Bike Trails Map
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News on the Parkways

A Very Successful Cleanup of Diggings Site
A hardy group of members of the Friends of the Folsom Parkways dodged the rain and had a great trash cleanup project on Saturday, March 11, at the Chinese diggings site. Our group included FOFP member, Councilmember Sarah Aquino. The group found a number of abandoned homeless camps and removed over 30 bags of trash, pallets, old tents and rubbish in the morning’s work. It was wonderful to be in this special place and dust her off a bit, while we imagined what this location once was, and what a fabulous cultural interpretive site it could be for our city. Take a look at the event photos in the Gallery!

President Goss stresses "Showing Up"
The Friends of Folsom Parkways exists to "show up."...Showing up doesn't mean you always get your way. But it does mean that your concerns and priorities get heard. ...We urge you to show up community commission city council meetings. Voice your interests and concerns...always respectfully, and with facts and reason, not conjecture and hyperbole. We'll do the same on the community's behalf so that our amazing parkway system expands for our collective enjoyment, and to preserve nature in our city for decades to come. See the March 2023 Newsletter for the complete article.

New Year, New President
The New Year 2023 brings a new president, Robert Goss, to lead the Friends of Folsom Parkways. Thanks to Vice President Lynn LePage, other board members, and former President, Jim Kirstein for keeping the organization afloat after long-time President Jim Kirstein stepped down at the end of 2021. See the January 2023 Newsletter for a message from President Goss:

Folsom South of Hwy 50
Information on the development of the expansion of Folsom south of Hwy 50 is contained in the following link.

Open Space Closures in Folsom Due to Fire Risk Continues into 2022
Designated city-owned open spaces that have high fire risk potential remain off-limits in Folsom. The City of Folsom first issued an emergency order last summer in response to extreme fire danger. The emergency order remains in effect due to the ongoing extreme drought conditions and high fire risk. All existing public trails, bicycle paths, and parks remain open for normal use. Maps of temporarily closed city-owned open spaces are available on the city’s website. Closed areas have been clearly marked with signage