The City of Folsom Environmental and Water Resources Department is beginning a new proactive program to inspect City-owned sewer laterals-- underground pipes that connect a residence or business to a sewer line. The program will effectively reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows.
Winter months often see an increase in home fires from holiday season activities. Christmas trees, decorations, candles, and cooking can all present fire risks. Here are a few tips from the Folsom Fire Department on how you can prevent home fires, and have a safe and cheerful holiday with your friends and family.
The Connect Card is the Sacramento region's new way to pay transit fares for both bus and light rail. Effective January 1, Folsom Stage Line will discontinue the sales of paper monthly passes and single ride tickets in favor of the Connect Card system.
Commemorative Johnny Cash Trail items make great gifts, whether you’re looking to top off a stocking or wow the recipient with a one-of-a-kind item – or treat yourself! Johnny Cash Trail branded items for sale include mouse pads and medals, marble coasters, tote bags, shirts, cycling jerseys and shorts.
Many hours of hands-on work by local families, businesses, community groups and city staff go into installing the lights, decorations and displays for the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary’s eighth annual Wild Nights and Holiday Lights event.
The 35th annual California International Marathon is Sunday, December 3, bringing more than 10,000 runners and thousands of spectators to Folsom and the Sacramento area.
Bring holiday cheer to neighbors in need by participating in the Annual Christmas Toy Drive. The toy drive is organized by Folsom's Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS), in partnership with the Folsom Police and Fire Departments and the Folsom Police Foundation. Toys and gifts collected are delivered to Folsom families in need by Folsom Police and Fire personnel in the days before Christmas.
Lace up your skates for frozen fun in Folsom's Historic District this holiday season.
The City of Folsom's Environmental and Water Resources Department reminds residents to dispose of food properly this holiday season.
Clogged storm drain or localized flooding in your neighborhood? Fallen tree limb or stop sign on your street? Non-emergency storm-related incidents can be submitted to the City of Folsom with reporting app See Click Fix Folsom.
From now through February 28, residents and businesses in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento must check the daily status before they use their fireplace or wood burning device. This is due to the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's (AQMD) Check Before You Burn law.
Folsom is home to an extensive trail system, with more than 50 miles of trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. As you enjoy Folsom's multiuse trails this fall, the Folsom Police Department and Parks & Recreation Department offer a few safety tips to remember before you head out.
The City of Folsom is celebrating the connection between Johnny Cash, Folsom Prison, and the Folsom community with a unique collectible that features a limited-edition license plate and photo of Johnny Cash taken in front of Folsom Prison.
You’ve seen the names around town—on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn their stories and how they shaped Folsom we know today. New profiles have been added, including John Bidwell, John Sutter, Mary Ballou and General Winfield Scott.
Have unused or expired meds around the house? Don't send those down the drain or trash. Instead, stop by the Folsom Police Department at 46 Natoma Street and toss them in the secured medicine collection bin.
America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to California for the 13th consecutive year May 13 - 19, 2018. Folsom will host the men’s sixth stage start on Friday, May 18.
Dressing up and trick-or-treating make Halloween an exciting night for many Folsom families. Keep your kids safe with these simple tips from the Folsom Police Department.
Pear trees infested with invasive mistletoe will be replaced on Iron Point Road medians.
Measure G has been making significant progress, and many of the improvements at FCUSD schools have already been completed.
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 through Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. in the City of Folsom.
The Folsom High School homecoming parade will take place on Wednesday, October 25, starting at 6:30 p.m., and several streets will be closed.
Take part in the spooktacular family fun on Saturday, October 28,including Trunk-or-Treat, a pumpkin plunge, "toxic" water slide, costume contest, craft stations for pumpkin decorating and a screening of the animated movie, "Hotel Transylvania."
The Folsom Fire Department will open up their fire station for the annual open house and pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 14.
The Folsom Public Library is celebrating Teen Read Week, a national initiative of the American Library Association to encourage all teens to be regular readers and library users. The Library is using Teen Read Week to launch The Studio, a new series of creative arts programs for teens only.
The City of Folsom is accepting nominations for the annual Arts Achievement Recognition Awards program.
Amateur photographers of all ages are encouraged to enter their photographs featuring the faces and places of Folsom. Capture images of life in Folsom using the five contest categories as your guideline, including the new category of cell phone photography. Entries are accepted October 16 through 27.
Join Folsom Parks & Recreation for the dedication and grand opening of the newly-completed Johnny Cash Trail Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Thousands will honor local veterans at the 17th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 11. The City of Folsom is accepting parade entries through Friday, October 27.
The 25th annual Folsom Renaissance Faire takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 23 and 24 in Folsom City Lions Park. More than 800 costumed performers draw visitors into this living history experience and transform the park into a bustling 16th century English village.
More than 2,800 volunteers will complete nearly 50 service projects on Saturday, September 16 at Folsom’s fourth annual Community Service Day. This major citywide event mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact.
A spectacular new exhibit featuring sculptures by Camille VandenBerge and select pieces from famed artists of the Funk Art ceramics movement.
The 160-foot long wood arched bridge was hoisted into place along the Johnny Cash Trail Friday, September 1, marking a major milestone in the construction of Phase II of the trail.
Sports courts at a number of the City’s parks are scheduled for resurfacing starting this week; the project continues through September 22. The project will restore the playability and longevity of the courts and vastly improve the overall appearance. While the resurfacing is taking place, some courts will be unavailable for use.
Work on a water line replacement project will require a daytime closure of one eastbound lane on Greenback Lane between American River Canyon Drive and Folsom-Auburn Road.
The 18-month schedule of infrastructure, road and safety improvements that started south of Highway 50 in May is proceeding at a smooth and steady pace. Nearly three miles of sewer line is being installed, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District has started construction on a substation to provide the area with power, the first section of Alder Creek Parkway – a significant east/west thoroughfare – has opened, and the roads and pads for the first new neighborhoods are becoming visible in the area near White Rock Road and the soon-to-be-renamed Scott Road.
Construction begins August 22 on the replacement of a very old sewer line that runs underground through sections of the Zoo Sanctuary. Over the course of the project, some of the animals will be off-exhibit as they’re relocated to temporary quarters to protect them from the noise and dust from construction.
The City of Folsom is hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 14 for the completion of the Johnny Cash Trail, a 2.5-mile trail that honors one of the world’s most famous country musicians and his influence on Folsom.
Friday, August 11 is National Safe Digging Day, where the importance of calling 811 two business days before digging is recognized across the nation. To keep everyone safe when digging, PG&E is urging all of its customers, excavators, first responders and businesses across the state to promote the free 811 service and most importantly – to use the service two business days ahead of any digging projects.
Take a stroll along the Folsom Public Library grounds this week and enjoy a Storywalk-- an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.
The City of Folsom provides all residents with a free water usage and leak alert portal, Dropcountr, available today on Web, Android or Apple iOS. With Dropcountr, you and your family can track usage, make sense of price tiers, sign up for alerts, set goals and receive support, anytime, anywhere.
Join your friends and neighbors for Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism Saturday, September 16. The fourth annual Community Service Day will mobilize thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact in the community. Beginning today, volunteers can sign up for community projects.
Communities throughout Folsom will partner with the Folsom Police Department Tuesday, August 1 for the Annual National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie.
End your summer with some wet and wild fun Saturday, August 5, starting at 8 a.m. in Rodeo Park. The Wacky Dash is a 2-mile obstacle course challenge featuring mud pits, balance beams, giant inflatables, water slides, a foam tunnel, and lots of other fun surprises.
Want to take some light reading on your vacation? The library has a magazine service called RB Digital that allows you to download full magazine issues to your computer, phone, or tablet.
Are you watering your landscape with decades-old technology? Everything from sprinklers to controllers has been significantly upgraded in recent years.
Alder Creek Parkway, a new thoroughfare that connects Scott Road to Placerville Road south of Highway 50 in Folsom, is now open. A portion of Placerville Road from just north of Highway 50 to Alder Creek Parkway will close the third week of July for additional improvements and will remain closed through mid-August.
Fourth of July fireworks are a favorite Folsom tradition, but did you know that more fires are reported on this day than on any other day of the year in the United States? Nearly half of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy the festivities and fireworks with just a few simple safety tips.
As temperatures rise, Folsom’s lakes, river, and pools are popular destinations for outdoor fun. If you’re heading to the water this summer, keep these boating and water safety tips in mind. In addition, the Folsom Fire Department’s Life Jacket Loaner Program provides Folsom residents with free daily and weekend rental of life jackets for all ages of children and adults.
Grab a cup of coffee and learn more about the Folsom Police Department at “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m.
The Folsom Police Department will team up again with the community on Tuesday, August 1 for National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. If your neighborhood is involved in Folsom Police Neighborhood Watch and is planning a National Night Out celebration, complete an application prior to July 21.
Are you ready for a simpler way to ride transit? The Connect Card is the Sacramento region’s new way to pay transit fares for both bus and light rail. The reloadable smart card has an embedded computer chip that can store cash value, daily or monthly passes and discount fare.
The City of Folsom is holding a ceremony on Thursday, June 1 to mark a change in leadership at the Folsom Fire Department. Interim Folsom Fire Chief Dan Haverty will pass command of the department to incoming Fire Chief Felipe Rodriguez at a 10 a.m. public ceremony at the Library Gazebo, located at 411 Stafford Street. The Change of Command ceremony is the symbolic movement of authority and command between the two fire service officers.
A century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale will officially reopen to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians after a year-long rehabilitation and historical preservation project. A ribbon cutting and community celebration.will take place on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at Greenback Lane and American River Canyon Drive.
Placerville Road from Highway 50 to White Rock Road, which has been closed for infrastructure improvements in the Folsom Plan Area, is scheduled to open the first week of June. Simultaneously, Scott Road between the eastbound Highway 50 off-ramp and White Rock Road will be closed as construction activity moves to that section of the project. The newly opened Placerville Road, as well as Prairie City Road and Latrobe Road, will be available as alternate routes.
Staff from the City of Folsom Municipal Landscape Services (MLS) Division now perform weekly inspections of Folsom’s recreational trail system on bike. The team covers 10 to 15 miles of trail each week, which ensures that each mile of the City’s 45-mile trail system is inspected monthly.
Get ready to read! The Folsom Public Library is launching the summer reading program on Saturday, May 27 with a fun-filled event for the whole family from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities include carnival games, an obstacle course, art activities and a storytime. The summer reading program is simple: Read books and earn prizes! Program registration begins May 27 and continues through July 31.
Residents and employees may encounter brief traffic impacts on Saturday, May 20 during the start of Folsom’s Run with Nature event. City of Folsom Public Works and Folsom Police personnel will be on site to assist with and monitor the road closures.
Enjoy a morning of family fitness and explore some of Folsom’s scenic nature trails on Saturday, May 20. Course options include a half-mile youth fun run, 5.8K fitness walk, and 5.8K and 13K chip-timed runs.
The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $201 million balanced budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which takes effect July 1.The FY 2017-18 budget preserves the unique Folsom experience, bolsters the City’s fiscal sustainability, improves core services, addresses deferred maintenance and equipment needs and invests in the future.
Climb aboard a fire engine, sit in the driver’s seat of a garbage truck, meet police officers and more at Folsom’s annual City Works Day on May 17. The free, popular annual event is designed to educate the community about the City’s many programs and services.
The new giant inflatable obstacle course has a new home at the Folsom Aquatic Center to join the other inflatables known as The Kiwi, Montee, and The Beast. Only one thing is missing: the new inflatable has no name! The public is invited to enter the naming contest now through May 16.
Placerville Road from Highway 50 to White Rock Road is scheduled to be closed for 30 days starting Wednesday, May 3. Scott Road will be available as a detour. This work marks the start of an 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements south of Highway 50 in the Folsom Plan Area.
As in years past, Folsom's tap water has met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency State of California and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water health standards. The City of Folsom provides its customers with an annual water quality report, the Consumer Confidence Report, to demonstrate how Folsom's water meets and exceeds the state and federal drinking water standards.
Summer camps provide opportunities to learn a new sport or sharpen existing skills, showcase talents through the arts, make new friends, and create lasting memories. Browse through the summer camps brochure to learn more and register today for the best selection!
Dispatchers are often the first in line in emergency service response—the calming voice you hear when you are hurt, in danger, or need help fast. The week of April 9 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, honoring the men and women who answer 911 emergency calls, and dispatch police, fire, and paramedic personnel that provide life-saving assistance.
The Folsom Public Library joins the National Library Week celebration April 9 to 15 with special events for kids, teens and adults. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform,” recognizing the many ways that libraries have adapted to a changing world while still providing all ages with opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning.
Join other community volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 29 for Folsom’s 23rd annual focusing on environmental stewardship. Volunteers may select from projects to beautify and enhance Folsom’s recreational trail system or helping to improve the area’s creeks, waterways and open space.
Has your outdoor furniture or barbecue seen better days? Is your yard in need of an overhaul? The City of Folsom can help! The City of Folsom offers Bulky Waste Pickup, a free service available three times per year to Folsom single family residential customers. It offers an easy way for residents to dispose of bulky items that do not fit in their standard garbage cans.
An 18-month schedule of infrastructure and road improvements is starting south of Highway 50 for the new Folsom Ranch plan area—3,513 acres annexed into the City of Folsom in 2012. This spring and summer, construction activities will include infrastructure and safety improvements such as water, sewer, streets and utilities, plus temporary closures and detours of Placerville Road and Scott Road.
Work will begin this week on the second phase of the Johnny Cash Trail, located at East Natoma Street and Folsom Prison Road. This phase of the project includes 1.25 miles of Class I paved trail, an undercrossing tunneling beneath Prison Road to allow trail users to safely bypass vehicular traffic, and a beautiful 190-foot wooden arched bridge that will provide views of the American River Canyon, Lake Natoma, and beyond.
Folsom is home to an extensive trail system, with more than 45 miles of trails for walkers, runners and cyclists. As you enjoy Folsom’s multiuse trails this spring, the Folsom Police Department offers a few safety tips to remember before you head out.
The Folsom community would not be where it is today without the vision, leadership and commitment of past leaders, activists and public servants. Their names can be found around town-- on park signs, street signs and schools. Learn more about these influential community members on the City of Folsom's "Names about Town" website.
Plans are underway for the fourth annual Community Service Day on September 16, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism and service. This major citywide event mobilizes more than 2,500 volunteers of all ages and interests to complete service projects throughout Folsom. We are seeking community-based projects for this year’s Community Service Day event. A community brainstorming meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. to explore and identify potential projects in the community.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin’s reading and discussion group was the seed for opening the first public library in America? The Folsom Public Library is keeping up the tradition of public reading and discussion groups by hosting a regular book discussion at the Library and also providing “Book Club in a Bag” kits for you to host your own book club.
The application window for local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks in the City of Folsom runs March 1 - 31.
City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents' Day. For urgent City issues, call 355-7231. Call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.
There will be no local Folsom Stage Line transit service
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Folsom Sports Complex will be open during regular hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Folsom Aquatic Center will be open for lap swim from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
The Fun Factory Preschool will be closed. The "FIDO Field" Dog Park will be open from 7 a.m. to one hour after sunset
The Cummings Family Skate and Bike Park will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Folsom Public Library is closed on Mondays.
The Senior & Arts Center at 48 Natoma will be closed. All City of Folsom parks are open from 7 a.m. until one hour after sunset.
3D printing - the process of making three-dimensional solid objects from digital designs - is an emerging technology that will be central to advances in fields such as manufacturing, medicine, and space colonization. Learn more about this expanding field at a presentation hosted by the Folsom Public Library on Saturday, February 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Planning has played a vital role in the City of Folsom, and has shaped the vibrant, family-oriented community we know today. As mandated by state law, California cities must have a General Plan that outlines land use and development policies, objectives and standards. The City of Folsom is currently updating its General Plan— a blueprint for how the City will deal with a changing world over the next 20 years.
The Zoo Sanctuary's new Barnyard Experience project is an exciting opportunity to provide a safe and comfortable forever home for rescued farm animals Gus the draft horse, Dasher the miniature horse, miniature donkeys Hallie and Rosie, and Ernie the Zebu. Additional rescues will join the group in the future. Trusty livestock guardian dogs will keep a watchful eye on their barnyard charges.
Grab a cup of coffee and get to know Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud and Sgt. Eric Baade at “Coffee with a Cop” on Thursday, January 26. The casual meet-and-greet will be held at 6 p.m. at Nicholson’s Music Café at 632 E. Bidwell Street, Folsom.
Looking for a challenging, fun way to contribute to the community while helping deter crime and increase public safety services to Folsom? The Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS) program may be the opportunity for you.
As of January 1, children under the age of 2 must be in a rear-facing car seat, unless the child weighs 40 pounds or more, or is 40 inches or taller. Under Assembly Bill 1785, California motorists are no longer permitted to hold a wireless or electronic wireless communications device while driving a motor vehicle.
If your property has a history of flooding, it’s important to get prepared in advance of a storm. Sand and sandbags are available for Folsom residents and business owners at no charge. The City’s two self-serve sandbag stations are next to Fire Station 36 at 9700 Oak Avenue Parkway and behind City Hall at 50 Natoma Street.
Give your Christmas tree the proper holiday send-off. Rather than toss it in the trash, recycle it. The City of Folsom will host the annual Christmas tree recycling drop-off event on Saturday, January 7. Boy Scouts will help residents unload trees and will also collect trees throughout the City as part of their fundraising activities.
The holidays are a time for families and friends to share a hearty home-cooked meal together, and the City of Folsom’s Environmental and Water Resources Department wants to remind residents to dispose of food properly.
Folsom City Councilmember Ernie Sheldon and Councilmember-elect Roger Gaylord will take the oath of office on Monday, December 12 at 4 p.m., marking the start of new four-year terms on the Folsom City Council.
From November through February, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District's law, Check Before You Burn, restricts or prohibits burning when fine particle pollution (PM2.5) is forecast to be high. The Check Before You Burn law applies to residents and businesses in Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.
The 34th annual California International Marathon is Sunday, December 4, bringing more than 10,000 runners and thousands of spectators to Folsom and the Sacramento area. Learn more about planned road closures in Folsom from 3:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Nearly three acres of land at Highway 50 and Folsom Boulevard has been preserved forever as public open space. The site maintains the natural beauty of an important gateway to the City, and preserves natural vegetation, heritage oaks and historical resources.
The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary hosts its seventh annual family holiday event from 5 to 8 p.m. on December 2, 3, 9, 10 and 16 through 23. The Zoo Sanctuary is transformed into a winter wonderland featuring thousands of colorful lights, decorated and themed trees and festive scenery
Folsom Fire Chief Ron Phillips announced his plans to retire on December 30, after 35 years of California fire service and 14 years with the City of Folsom. During his tenure, Phillips worked to maintain and improve emergency services in the community during difficult economic times. He has also been instrumental in regional emergency management and fire and rescue services.
The holidays are a time for families and friends to share a hearty home-cooked meal together, and the City of Folsom’s Environmental and Water Resources Department wants to remind residents to dispose of food properly.
Join us for our annual tradition of a very special holiday celebration for the animals starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 24.
Effective immediately, westbound Glenn Drive, west of Riley Street, is closed to allow PG&E to make gas line repairs. Motorists can take Lembi Drive or Blue Ravine Road as a detour.
Help guide City of Folsom programs, services and policies and give back to the community by serving on a committee or commission. There are multiple open positions on the Arts and Cultural Commission, Historic District Commission, Landscaping and Lighting District Advisory Committee, Library Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Traffic Safety Committee, and Utility Commission.
Join the Folsom Police Department’s Dog Walker Watch Program and help prevent crime in your neighborhood.
Thousands of Folsom residents will honor and recognize the nation’s veterans at the 16th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11.
Dressing up and trick-or-treating make Halloween an exciting night for many Folsom families. Keep your kids safe with these simple tips from the Folsom Police Department.
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 Saturday, October 22 through Sunday, October 30 at 9 p.m. in the City of Folsom.
October is the month to commemorate the arts in a big way. National Arts and Humanities Month encourages all Americans to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in cultural arts. A great place to join the celebration is with Folsom Parks & Recreation!
What aspirations do you have for your community and library? The Folsom Public Library is seeking your input, and is hosting a Library Forum on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, located at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom.
The Folsom Fire Department will open up the fire station for the annual open house and pancake breakfast on Saturday, October 8. Meet local firefighters, tour the station, and learn important safety tips.
Help a deserving individual or group that has made a difference in Folsom’s art scene receive recognition for their efforts! Nominees for the Arts Achievement Award can be an individual or non-profit organization that is clearly related to visual or performing arts, arts education, or historic arts.
Overgrown trees and shrubs are a traffic safety danger when they block the view of traffic signs. Trimming trees and vegetation is critical to protect motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and City street sweepers in your neighborhood. Especially during autumn and winter when dead leaves fall, the street sweeper service helps minimize flooding risks by keeping storm drains clear of leaves, litter and other debris.
Up to one hour after major evening Golden 1 Center events, RT will operate two extra light rail trips on the Gold line to Folsom beyond the last regularly scheduled departure from the Sunrise Station at 7:05 p.m.
Learn how the Folsom Police Department protects and serves the community at the sixth annual open house on Saturday, October 1.
Folsom residents are invited to a dedication ceremony and celebration on Sunday, September 25 at Cummings Family Park, 1775 Creekside Drive.
The dogs have their day at this annual dog swim event on Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Folsom Aquatic Center’s activity pool opens for the exclusive use of four-legged fans, and the fenced lawn areas provide plenty of space for ball fetching and visits with local vendors.
Thousands will honor local veterans at the 16th annual Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11. The City of Folsom is seeking entries for the parade. There is no fee, but registration is required.
Organizations serving the Folsom community are teaming up to help local families in need at a Community Service Day donation drive on September 17. The donation drive will take place at Lakeside Church, located at 745 Oak Avenue Parkway, from 7 a.m. to Noon.
Work has begun on the second phase of an infrastructure project to improve a major pipelinethat conveys raw water from the City’s Water Treatment Plant to the Willow Hill Reservoir, which feeds the Aerojet Rocketdyne industrial water supply.
Grab a cup of coffee and get to know Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud at “Coffee with a Cop” on September 14. The casual meet-and-greet will be held at 6 p.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at 1290 East Bidwell Street in Folsom.
Join us for the third annual Community Service Day on Saturday, September 17, Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. This major citywide event mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact in the community. Volunteers can now sign up for community projects.
Over the next several weeks Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), as part of their Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, will be removing trees and brush on both private and public properties, that have been identified as a risk to pipeline safety. The work ensures first responders have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency.
Cyclists and trail enthusiasts are invited to join the city’s quest to achieve the ranking of Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community, awarded by the League of American Bicyclists.
The League of American Bicyclists is seeking input from community members to assist in determining Folsom’s ranking. The online survey considers factors like how frequently bicyclists ride, accessibility of bike paths and bike safety measures.
If you're a high school student and enjoy helping others, getting involved in your community, and just want to help make the world a better place, then the Folsom Teen Council needs you!
BloodSource must collect about 700 units of blood per day to meet local demands. But only 38 percent of people in the U.S. are eligible to donate, and less than 10 percent actually do. Consequently, the lives of many depend on the generosity of a few. Please consider being one of those generous enough to donate blood on August 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Folsom Public Library.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will begin work this month to upgrade approximately 12.5 miles of electric transmission line between Folsom and Shingle Springs. The work will be conducted by PG&E contract crews and will take place in phases along the line through early summer of 2018.
The City of Folsom plans to move its corporation yard and is seeking community input on the redevelopment of the 16.3 acre site located on the west end of Leidesdorff Street near the American River Parkway, Lake Natoma and Historic District.
Join us in welcoming turkey vultures, kinkajous and a ringtail cat to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary at a special “Welcome to the Family” event on Sunday, August 14.
The California Public Utilities Commission will hold a public meeting in Folsom on Monday, August 15 to provide information and obtain input on the introduction of a new area code to the region now served by the 916 area code.
As the school bells ring next week and students head back to class, it is important to remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to help make sure that they get there safely. Here are back-to-school safety tips from the Folsom Police Department.
End your summer on a wild and crazy note on Saturday, August 6, starting at 8 a.m. in Rodeo Park. The Wacky Dash is a 2-mile obstacle course challenge featuring mud pits, a hay tunnel, balance beams, giant inflatables, water slides, a foam tunnel, pyramid climb, and lots of other fun surprises.
The Folsom Police Department is proud to partner with the community for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2. National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. The annual event contributes to the low crime rate Folsom is known for and sends a strong signal to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and united.
Restaurant owners and employees should beware of phone calls asking to test a fire suppression system. Local restaurants are receiving phone calls from someone identifying themselves as a Fire Department employee or alarm company employee, and asking them to test the fire suppression system by pulling the handle to manually activate it.
Beginning Monday, August 1, crews will resurface a number of Folsom’s residential streets with a slurry seal to prevent deterioration and improve drivability.Some of the work will require temporary road and lane closures during the day.
Folsom welcomes Lori Easterwood, new Library Manager at the Folsom Public Library. Lori joined the City of Folsom this summer with more than nine years of public library experience and an impressive educational background
The City of Folsom’s General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2016. The filing period for Folsom residents interested in running in the 2016 Folsom City Council election will be open Monday, July 18 and will continue through August 12.
The City of Folsom Finance Department has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Purchase a commemorative plate on the Johnny Cash Art Trail donor wall and show your support for this unique, world-class public art project!
Want to report a water leak in your neighborhood? Burned out streetlight on your block? In Folsom, there’s an app for that. Download Folsom Connect, the City’s free app that improves your ability to submit and track non-emergency service requests through an online and mobile platform.
Each year, the Folsom Police Department partners with the community for National Night Out, a nationwide program that promotes involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This year’s National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 2. If your neighborhood is involved in Folsom Police Neighborhood Watch and planning a National Night Out celebration, complete an application prior to Thursday, July 14.
The City of Folsom is known for its high water quality, which has helped attract major corporations to Folsom, including Gekkeikan-Sake and Kikkoman. As in years past, Folsom’s tap water has met all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency State of California and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water health standards. The City takes every effort to safeguard its water supply and once again reports that Folsom’s system meets and exceeds every water quality standard.
With changing drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a resolution that removes its mandatory conservation mandates and allows water agencies to set conservation targets based on local supply and demand. Effective immediately, the City of Folsom is moving from a Stage 3 to Stage 1 conservation level, removing restrictions on day of the week watering. In spite of improving conditions, Folsom water customers are encouraged to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 10 percent, compared with 2013 water usage.
A one-year rehabilitation project on the Historic Orangevale Avenue Bridge will begin next week, allowing crews to make significant structural improvements on the century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale. Beginning Tuesday, May 31, the Orangevale Avenue Bridge will be closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians for up to nine months.
America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, presented by AEG, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to Folsom on Friday, May 20. Folsom will host the men’s Stage 6, an individual time trial, and the women’s Stage 2, a team time trial. Folsom’s approximately 12-mile course will feature some of the city’s distinctive landmarks and natural amenities as riders start and finish in the Historic District, and travel over the Rainbow Bridge and Folsom Lake Crossing.
Climb aboard a fire engine, sit in the driver’s seat of a garbage truck, meet cute animals and more at Folsom’s annual City Works Day on Wednesday, May 18. The free, popular annual event is designed to educate the community about the City’s many programs and services. City Works Day will be held at City Lions Park from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Join Folsom's Mayor Steve Miklos and pro cyclist "Fast Freddie" Rodriguez on Thursday, May 12 and enjoy a scenic ride along the American River Bike Trail from Historic Folsom to Sacramento.
Caltrans is holding a regional forum in Folsom on May 11 about the development of the first California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This new visionary and comprehensive policy plan will promote a multi-modal transportation system that supports active modes of transportation and creates a framework to increase safe bicycling and walking.
America’s largest cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California, will bring the excitement of professional cycling to Folsom on Friday, May 20. This large-scale event will create traffic impacts for personal and business travelers along the course and surrounding roadways, including the Historic District, where the race starts and ends. All route and road closure information is now available.
The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a $194 million balanced budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that will take effect July 1. The spending plan approved at Tuesday’s City Council meeting preserves the unique Folsom experience, maintains the quality of core services, invests in the future, sustains a clear and strong financial plan and bolsters reserves.
SMUD will be offering deep discounts on LEDs when the SMUD “Light Bar” visits the Folsom Public Library on Thursday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The month of May is an opportunity to celebrate the “power of the pedal” and enjoy the many benefits of cycling. It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s 12th Annual May is Bike Month campaign.
Crews will begin work on the final phase of the E. Bidwell Street Widening Project, located between Oak Avenue Parkway and Broadstone Parkway. Most of the work will take place over a six-week period between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. to minimize traffic impacts.
Learn about the latest tools and techniques for conserving water at home at a free series of workshops hosted by the City of Folsom this spring.
Registration is now open for two family fitness events this May—Love My Mom 5K and the 33rd Annual Run with Nature.
A one-year rehabilitation project on the Historic Orangevale Avenue Bridge will begin this April, allowing crews to make significant improvements on the century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale.
The City of Folsom in conjunction with the Folsom Police Department and Fire Department is holding an 8-week Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training this spring, and is currently accepting applications.
Join community volunteers April 9 as we work to enhance Folsom's Johnny Cash Trail. Volunteers are needed to plant and stake 100 new native trees along the trail segment, and add mulch and irrigation around the plantings. Volunteers are also needed to clean up sections of the Humbug and Willow Creeks, and pick up litter along the open space corridors.
Due to the uncertainty of the statewide drought, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-36-15 calling for an extension of urban water use restrictions through October 2016. Emergency drought regulations have been adjusted, and the State Water Board recently reduced Folsom's target from 32 percent down to 28 percent.
Hop on over to Lembi Park for the annual Spring Eggstravaganza this Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. Before the hunt starts, kids can take part in free carnival games and vendor activities, enjoy a magic show, and the entire family can enjoy a pancake breakfast (tickets sold onsite). The big egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. sharp.
PG&E will replace natural gas distribution lines at Riley Street and Blue Ravine Road, requiring road and lane closures at the intersection this weekend. The pipeline replacement project will improve the distribution of the natural gas system and the safety and reliability of the infrastructure.
Plans are underway for the third annual Community Service Day, a major citywide event that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete service projects throughout Folsom. A community brainstorming meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 16 and we are currently accepting project proposals.
Due to expected rain tomorrow, the City of Folsom’s 70th Anniversary Jubilee will be moved to the Folsom Community Center at 52 Natoma Street. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the City with a day of music, food and fun from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The application window for local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks in the City of Folsom runs through March 25. Folsom clubs, such as youth sports groups, school booster clubs, and other civic organizations, are eligible to sell “safe and sane” fireworks to the public during the Fourth of July holiday season as a way to raise money for their Folsom-based organization.
The 2016 Amgen Tour of California route was released today, revealing a scenic but challenging course across nearly 800 miles of California’s most beautiful terrain— including Folsom— where the world’s most accomplished cyclists will compete for the overall title May 15-22, 2016.
Nonprofit groups have from February 29 to March 26 to apply for a permit to sell “safe and sane” fireworks in the City of Folsom. The forms will be available on the City of Folsom website and at Folsom Fire Station 35, located at 535 Glenn Drive. For more information, view the public notice or contact 984-2280.
If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely. That's the message from the Folsom Police Department. Additional officers will be deployed on special DUI saturation patrol throughout Folsom on February 7, specifically to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment during and following the game.
The Bureau of Reclamation announces the completion of Safetyof Dams modifications to Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam (MIAD) and the reopeningof public parking at Mormon Island Cove, near Sophia Parkway, and public accessacross the crest of MIAD between Folsom Point and Sophia Parkway.
A daytime closure on Folsom-Auburn Road is planned for Wednesday to allow for a critical removal of a tree that poses safety concerns for motorists and pedestrians. Tomorrow, SMUD crews will remove a gray pine tree that is leaning at a 45 degree angle over traffic lanes, with power and phone lines that run through the tree’s canopy.
Folsom fire officials urge residents and property owners to be cautious when using mechanical equipment such as weed eaters, lawn mowers, welding tools and chain saws within vacant lots, greenbelts and other areas with a higher risk of fire.These actions are recommended due to the low rainfall amounts in the Folsom area during the winter and spring months, along with quickly drying grasses and other vegetation.
The City of Folsom is accepting applications for the Folsom Public Safety Citizens’ Academy, a program designed to educate the community about various aspects of Folsom’s public safety agencies. Police and fire personnel will cover topics ranging from crime scene investigations and K9 demonstrations to fire response and emergency services. The 11-week Academy begins March 11. Applications are due by Feb. 20.