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Rancho Cordova Independent

Many Ways to Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day

Jun 04, 2024 01:10PM ● By Sacramento County News Release

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Gather your family and friends and celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day on Saturday, June 8. Sacramento County Regional Parks​ is excited to partner with several local organizations, businesses and nonprofits to promote this special day.

“The Regional Parks system and our wonderful partners play a key role in providing facilities and programs that positively influence the health of the Sacramento region and contribute to our goal of advancing health equity within Regional Parks," said Liz Bellas, Director of Regional Parks. “This year, we are hosting several events of our own, including a 5k run at the Cosumnes River Preserve, and partnering with several incredible organizations, like Sac Republic FC!"

For Family Health and Fitness Day 2024, Regional Parks is pleased to share these programs and “partnership events" for the community to enjoy.

American River Parkway

American River Raft Rentals Special

All participants will receive a 25% off coupon for their next raft rental, and one lucky group wearing their lifejackets will win one free 12-person raft rental. During normal business hours. Raft rental rates apply. $7 per vehicle entry at American River Parkway entrances.

Turtles at Bushy Lake

Join Dr. Michelle Stevens at Bushy Lake to learn about the native Western Pond Turtle and the Bushy Lake Restoration Project Park near Cal Expo Lot P (Corner of Ethan/Hurley) with a short hike to the lake. Free event, free parking.

Soil Born Farms - Farm Stand Open

Buy farm fresh organic produce and learn about American River Ranch classes and volunteer opportunities.

2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking.

Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Volunteer Workday at Camp Pollock! 1501 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, CA. 8 a.m. to noon. Free event, free parking.

American River Bike Patrol

Join members of the volunteer Bike Patrol at an Information, Hydration and Bike Mechanical Station at William B. Pond Park and take a ride along the trail! $7 per vehicle entry fee at American River Parkway entrances.

Tree Treasure Hunt and Educational Odyssey

75 Trees and 17 species have been selected along the American River Parkway to help you learn and recognize the trees along the multi-use trail as you enjoy riding your bicycle. Free event. $7 per vehicle entry fee at American River Parkway entrances.

Dry Creek Parkway

Sac Republic FC Soccer Clinics

Join Sac Republic FC for soccer clinics at Cherry Island Sports Complex! Free event, free parking.

Sports Games and Relays at Cherry Island Sports Complex

The Rio Linda Elverta Rec and Park District and the National Academy of Athletics are hosting sports games and relays to promote positive physical and mental development through sports fundamentals at Cherry Island Sports Complex. Free event, Free parking.

Disc Golf Demonstration

Join Parks staff and the El Dorado Disc Golf Sports Foundation to learn about disc golf with a demonstration area to practice your skills at Cherry Island Sports Complex. Free event, free parking.

Pumpkin Planting Event

Bring the family to Gibson Ranch Regional Park and plant a pumpkin to bring home and watch grow. Free event, free parking.

Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees

Enjoy the beautiful display of blooming flowers while learning about the proposed Community Garden and Food Forest concept at Gibson Ranch. Free event, free parking.

Family Fun at Cherry Island Golf Course

Join the crew at Cherry Island Golf Course for a morning of family fun, including bounce houses, face painting, kids' introduction to golf stations and more. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free event, free parking.

Night of the Revving Dead Car Show

Join Alley Cats Car Club for “Night of the Revving Dead” car show, music and family fun. Noon to 8 p.m. Free event for spectators - $5 parking per vehicle.

Southern Sacramento County and Virtual ​

Trek the Trails 5K Fun Run/Walk

Bring the Family out for a 5K Fun Run and Walk along the Cosumnes River Preserve Trails. The timed race begins at 9 a.m. but anyone is welcome to join between 9 and 10 a.m. 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA. Free event, free parking.

Stroll Around Mather Regional Park

Head to Mather Regional Park to enjoy an easy 1.5 mile walk around Mather Lake, picnic, visit the playground or fish at the lake! Parking Fees are waived on June 8. Free entry.

Re-Introducing: Agents of Discovery

Agents of Discovery is an interactive, augmented reality game and we’re bringing it back to Sacramento County Regional Parks.  While in participating parks, users will be encouraged to explore missions to find “challenges” that will… well, challenge their knowledge of the parks. Free app download is available in the Apple App and Google Play stores.

To learn more about Family Health and Fitness Day and how parks help keep our communities and families healthy and active, visit the Regional Parks website.