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Parks and Trails

Mission Statement 

As identified in El Dorado County's General Plan:

Goal 9.1 - Parks and Recreation Facilities

Goal 9.1 with its supporting objectives and policies directs the County to provide adequate recreation opportunities and facilities including parks, trails, and resource-based recreation areas for the health and welfare of El Dorado County residents and visitors.

Objective 9.1.4 directs the county to conserve and promote County rivers and waterways, particularly the South Fork of the American River, as recreational and economic assets.  Policies identify the River Management Plan, South Fork of the American River as the implementation plan for river management policies, and call for support of acquisition of a public river access adjacent to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

Goal 9.3 - Recreation and Tourism

Goal 9.3 aims to increase opportunities to capitalize on County recreational resources by encouraging tourism and recreation based businesses and industries.  Associated objectives and policies address the need to protect and maintain existing natural and cultural resources and those recreation businesses and industries that attract tourism.


  • A public meeting will be held at 40 Old Depot Rd on Friday, May 10th, 2019 to discuss a potential grant opportunity to develop a community park. Please join us to provide your input. Click here for more information.

  • A community cleanup event will be held on the El Dorado Trail on April 27, 2019. Please click here for more information. We hope to see you there!



Parks Make Life Better

About Us

Vickie Sanders, Parks Manager

The staff at the Parks Division is dedicated to improving and maintain the recreational facilities within our County.

Renting our facilities: 

Call the Parks office (530) 621-5360 to check Park Availability for the following facilities:

  • Bradford Park
  • Henningsen Lotus Park (Fields)
  • Henningsen Lotus Park (Pavilion)
  • Pioneer Park (Fields)
  • Pioneer Park (Community Center) - This facility is used by El Dorado County Senior Center Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. therefore it is not available for public rental during those hours.
  • Joe's Skatepark

Required Rental Information

  •  Application for Park Facility Rental - must be complete or it will be returned
  • Certificate of Insurance and Additional Insured Endorsement or a Special Event Insurance Certificate can be purchased through El Dorado County Risk Management.  Please call (530) 621-6544 for more information
  • Deposit(s) - refundable when facility is left in a clean condition and any keys are returned.  Deposit will be refunded on or about the 15th of each month following your event
  • Rental Fees - used for maintenance and on-going facility improvements
  • Written outline of the activity
  • Cancellations - Cancellations made at least 14 days prior to the event will receive a full rental fee refund less a $10.00 cancellation fee.  Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will forfeit all rental fees.  Deposits will be refunded in full.  Application fee is nonrefundable.

Reservations will be held for two weeks pending application and deposit.


Parks Division Units

Amenities and rental information

River Management

County Trails - Motorized/Non-motorized


Contact Us

Parks and Trails
200 Armory Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Local Number:  530-621-5360
South Lake Tahoe: 530-573-7955 x5360
El Dorado Hills:  916-358-3555 x5360
Fax:  530-642-0301
Reservations: 530-621-5360