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Our Vision:
We promote the use, preservation, and development of parkways in Folsom:
 Following the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail 
KonopkaBridge
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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


Announcements:

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS NEEDED!

FoFP has great need for energetic individuals to fill these important Officer and Board of Director postions: TREASURER and SECRETARY. We are also seeking a graphic artist. For more information: LEADERSHIP


1st Place Bike Category, 2023 (2023-08-18)

Doug Lee submitted the winner of the Bicycle-in-Photo Category. Doug is featured with his big unicycle. He is frequently seen riding the one-wheeler on trails throughout town. Congratulations, Doug!

Adopt-A-Trail Program

Friends of Folsom Parkways is the coordinator for Folsom City's Adopt-A-Trail Program. Do you have a favorite section of the Folsom trail system? Volunteer to adopt that section, keep it free of litter and debris, and even become a financial sponsor. Information about the program is available on the City's website. Follow the link below for complete information about this program. One critical resource is a map of included trails, with black trails having already been adopted. Click on an available colored trail of interest for a description and follow instructions to ADOPT YOUR TRAIL.

ADOPT-A-TRAIL



2023 Folsom Bike Trails Map
Click this map for a downloadable Folsom Trails Map

News on the Parkways

2024-05-04
Adopt-A-Trail
Friends of Folsom Parkways is the coordinator for Folsom City's Adopt-A-Trail Program. Do you have a favorite section of the Folsom trail system? Volunteer to adopt that section, keep it free of litter and debris, and even become a financial sponsor. Follow the link below for additional information about this program:



2024-04-13
Walk on the Jim Konopka Bridge
Take a leisurely stroll on this serpentine bridge with Lynn LePage. The video is located at the bottom of the TRAILS/MAPS page on this website (click below or use the Nav Bar). And, turn up your sound for the complete experience! The bridge is located on the Humbug Creek Trail which parallels Blue Ravine Rd (see the map).



2024-03-20
Sac Bike Hikers Join FoFP
In January, the Sacramento Bike Hikers joined as our first Organization Member, donating a total of $2000! The club previously purchased a plaque on our Johnny Cash Trail and makes regular use of Folsom's trails on their bike rides. The club hosts Party Pardee, which is "The Premier Spring Metric Century" in the area. The 30th annual Party Pardee happens Saturday, April 6, 2024 from Ione. They have space available. Find out more in the following link:



2023-11-17
Check out our STRATEGIC PLAN
Activities of the Friends of Folsom Parkways are guided by a Strategic Plan finalized in October 2021. The process of developing the plan was described in the September 2022 Newsletter, which can be downloaded from the lower right section of this page. The Strategic Plan itself is available by clicking "More Information" below:



2023-11-14
Support our Landmark Trees
The FOFP have been advocating on behalf of open space, trails and trees for over 30 years in Folsom. We continue to advocate on behalf of our community to preserve trees and push back against unwarranted removal of native oaks. The trees in the Oak Parkway Corridor between Natoma Street and Blue Ravine have been cut and further threatened by the utilities, principally PG&E who would rather remove than trim oak trees. We have been advocating to the City Council to give the trees in the corridor Landmark status to make removal more difficult without more robust examination and consultation as to what is really needed. This Tuesday the City Council will address Landmark Tree designation for the trees on the City owned property in the Oak Parkway Corridor. Here is our letter of support. We urge our friends and supporters to make your voices heard. Send in a letter to the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Mayor can be reached at rrodriguez@folsom.ca.us and add the City Clerk so it is part of the record cfreemantle@folsom.ca.us. Thank you, Bruce Cline, 1st Vice President FOFP... SEE THE SAMPLE LETTER IN THE NEXT NEWS ITEM