Auburn Area Recreation and Park District

Reader Input: Coach Horrillo taught valuable lessons

It was sad reading Coach John Horrillo’s obituary, even though I knew it was coming (“Longtime Sierra College coach John Horrillo passes away at 78,” Journal, May ...

The lost art of listening

Remember that old adage – “you have two ears and one mouth; use them in that proportion”? The ARD Board did that at the January Board of Directors meeting when ...

Pickleball a process; thanks overdue

Part I: Pickleball and the Regional Park tennis courts update. Last month’s column regarding the consideration of converting Regional Park tennis courts into pickleball court ...

Recreation District in a pickle; I should have known better

One of the lessons that is repeated through childhood and well into adulthood is to never make assumptions. I am sure everyone has heard the catchy phrase about what happens when y ...

Falling all over ourselves

Fall is my favorite time of year. It’s not that I have big issues with the other seasons, but the months of September to November help to fill my spirit. I think it has alw ...

The summer of our content

The months of June and July are ARD’s prime time – our Super Bowl. Like a football team, we spend months in preparation for the coming onslaught that is summer. Seasona ...

Saving money with a little help from Apollo

Running a park can be an expensive proposition. Outside of labor costs (65 percent of our operational costs), parks need to buy things like special dirt for infields, copious amoun ...

Pump track tops list of projects on people’s minds

Welcome to a new monthly column about the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD). The goal of this column is to keep residents informed about proposed projects, current p ...

ARD wants public input on upcoming projects

The Auburn Area Recreation and Park District is asking for public input about a proposed operation and development plan that will help the organization create guidelines for managi ...

Bike Park Committee to host festival

The Auburn Bike Park Committee and the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District are co-sponsoring a free community event to raise awareness about the proposed Auburn Bike Park proj ...

Reader Input: ARD threatens Meadow Vista geese

This letter is in response to the article dated Feb. 28, “Solutions for goose control remain up in the air at ARD meeting.” First off: the Auburn Journal should have ...

ARD Board to discuss gates, geese

Auburn Area Recreation and Park District directors meeting will discuss a final step needed to install gates around Overlook Park and possible solutions to geese population control ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Water rates to rise in Christian Valley?; Cool resident running for governor; Hidden Falls debate; Valentine’s Day dining

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: In Christian Valley residents have received word that there is a proposed water rate increase on the table. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about a dev ...

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 parks budget stable after years of decline

Following a severe decline in revenue over the past several years, the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District’s financial picture has begun to turn around. The ARD board a ...