Ashford Park

Volunteers are key to Park and Rec’s success

Many public, non-profit and private organizations in the Auburn area benefit from this community’s wonderful spirit of volunteerism. The Auburn Recreation District (ARD) is c ...

Vandals, park plans topics of ARD meeting

Board members talked through a number of topics at Thursday night’s Auburn Recreation District Board of Directors meeting. Among the many topics, members approved the transf ...

Painful questions linger for family in Auburn railroad track death

While the Placer County Sheriff’s Office investigates the death of Ron Daniel, the family he left behind is dealing with the question of how he ended up lying on the Union Pa ...

Reader Input: Seniors gained share of safety

The July 15 traffic committee meeting was a senior success story, not just for this senior but the many seniors on Mikkelsen “Speedway” Drive. The speeding cars on Mikk ...

A time-honored walk along Auburn Ravine

We all know that Claude Chana discovered gold in Auburn Ravine Creek in 1848, but few of us pause to think much about the stream that gave birth to the city of Auburn. Part of the ...

Reader Input: Chuckits and people welcome

On Thursday, Jan. 23, a terrible assault occurred at the Ashley Memorial Dog Park in Ashford Park (“Auburn dog-park-goers express surprise, concern after Chuckit deadly-weapo ...

Auburn dog-park-goers express surprise, concern after Chuckit deadly-weapon assault charge

Dog-park-goers in Auburn expressed surprise that a dispute over the weekend would result in a woman being allegedly attacked by a man with a plastic ball-throwing sling called a Ch ...

Reader Input: Smokers’ litter is disgusting

The School Park Preserve near the bridge is literally carpeted with cigarette butts, unless city employee Andy cleans them up (“Smoke-free Auburn parks attempt suffers setbac ...

Reader Input: Gordy Ainsleigh deserves votes

I have known Gordon Ainsleigh for 15 years. The range of his involvement in the community continually surprises me. I see him picking up road kills and trash off our roads, and p ...

Two local men arrested for gunpoint robbery in Auburn parking lot

Two local men are still in custody after allegedly robbing a Cool resident at gunpoint while he sat in his vehicle in the parking lot of a local park. According to Sgt. Victor Pec ...

Apologies on behalf of dog lovers

To Ms. Frances Hare (Reader Input, Aug. 17), may I extend my sincere and deepest apologies for the lack of responsibility shown by my fellow dog lover friends. Ashford Park and Ash ...

Good local parks going to the dogs

Regarding the removal of geese from the Meadow Vista Park (Journal, July 29), for as long as I can remember (and I am 73 years young), as a child and as an adult, every park that h ...

Dog park closure temporary

Local dog owners won’t be able to visit the Ashley Memorial Dog Park until at least Friday. The park was closed Monday due to the weekend weather, and construction started betwe ...

Park closure planned

Auburn Recreation District’s Ashford Park will be closed Aug. 16 and 17. The district is performing resealing and restriping maintenance on the parking lot, according to Manouch ...

Bridge railing poses hazard

To the City of Auburn building department: Yesterday I took my two grandsons to the Ashford Park. We parked along Auburn Ravine Road and entered the park via the wood footbridge a ...