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 ...