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sacramento parks

City Park Directory

Parks add to the beauty of our city and represent a place where residents and visitors can go to relax, reflect and recreate.  In the City of Sacramento there are 226 parks and parkways totaling nearly 3,200 acres of land.Children experiencing recreation at the park.

There are three types of defined parks in Sacramento.  Each category defines the park purpose and amenities that we strive to provide for the community.

PARK hours

City of Sacramento parks are open from sunrise to sunset. An exception is made for a special event permittee; in which case, extra time is allowed, beforehand, for set-up and, afterward, for clean-up.

Neighborhood Parks 

Neighborhood parks range in size from 2 to 10 acres, and serve a ½ mile radius. Some Neighborhood Parks are located adjacent to elementary schools and park amenities are usually oriented toward the recreation needs of children.

Community Parks 

Community parks range in size from 6 to 60 acres, and serve a 3 mile radius or several neighborhoods.  Community Parks contain amenities found in Neighborhood Parks, but may also contain lighted sports fields or courts, skate parks, dog parks, nature areas, and off-street parking and restrooms. Specialized amenities may also be found in Community Parks including community centers, water play areas or swimming pools.

Regional Parks 

Regional parks generally range from 75 to 200 acres and serve the entire City and beyond. Amenities in Regional Parks may include all the amenities found in Community Parks and also include sports complexes, large scale picnic areas, golf courses, and region-wide attractions.

If you are planning a picnic, family get-together or office outing in your local park you may need a Picnic Permit.  A Certificate for Park Use is required for any activity with 50 or more people and/or in which assembly is intended to last more than 30 minutes.  

Park availability

For information on park availability please call the Park Permit Office at (916) 808-6060, or email sacrecreation@cityofsacramento.org