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




See the winners below and on the *Pics Gallery

Grand Prize 2023 (2023-08-18)

Tony Powers is the Winner of the May is Bike Month Photo Contest with this striking portrait of the Truss Bridge under a beautiful moon. Congratulations, Tony!

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

News on the Parkways

May is Bike Month Photo Contest Winners
The Winners of the May is Bike Month photo contest are announced! Thank you to the many wonderful photo submissions in our First Annual Trail Photo contest. Over 50 photos of our trails and cycling in Folsom were submitted. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful depictions of our trails and trail users. The winning photos are shown at the top of this page and in the *Pic Gallery. The winners are: Grand Winner: Tony Powers; Cycling on Trails: Doug Lee; Honorable Mention: Liza Siepel Bueb, Shahed Ameer, Lynn LePage, and Bruce Cline

Open Space Closures in Folsom Due to Fire Risk Continues into 2023
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 during summer 2021 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

Highlights of June "Round Table" Meeting
You might call this the "Round Table Meeting" because the meeting was held at Roundtable Pizza due to the usual location being unavailable. It was very roomy, and nice to eat and drink as we met :-) Folsom City Councilmember Mike Kozlowski, who also served as mayor in 2019, explained how he advocates for more state and federal funding for our trails. With Mike's attendance, all 5 city councilmembers have attended one of our meeting over the last five months. Max Hoffstadt joins Hitha Varganti as Youth Director for our organization. He’s interested in Urban Planning, and volunteered to modernize us by setting up our Instagram account.

Meet our new Youth Director, Hitha Varganti.
The Friends adopted a new set of bylaws, the end of 2022 and included three voting positions for Youth Directors. The young people must attend Folsom high schools and have a desire for advocacy and education on trails and trees, and promoting the mission of the Friends. Hitha will be our first Youth Director, voted in unanimously by the Board on May 11. Hitha is a junior at Folsom high school and has built quite a résumé for herself. When not studying in her AP Computer Science, Calculus, Language and Composition, and Digital Art Classes, she is a weekly volunteer at Mercy Hospital, serves as President of the SkillsUSA club at FHS, enjoys painting and classical Indian dance. She worked as a youth leader last summer for Folsom Parks and Rec (returning again this summer) and, of course loves being out on Folsom trails. The Friends are excited to bring a youth perspective to our Board. We are currently seeking two other young people for the 2023/2024 year. Welcome Hitha (click below to see her photo)

May Meeting Followup News
Folsom City Council member Anna Rohrbough and Parks & Recs Commissioner Samantha Davidson honored us by attending last night's monthly meeting. (See photo above and on Star Pics page.) And, newly appointed Youth Director Hitha Varganti pauses preparing for final exams to attend our May 2023 monthly meeting. Welcome to the Board, Hitha! (See photo on Star Pics page.)