Auburn Recreation District

Backboard-shattering vandals hit North Auburn gymnasium

The Regional Park gymnasium in North Auburn suffered more than $3,000 in damage in an overnight attack by vandals. Scott Holbrook, Auburn Recreation District chairman, said Friday ...

From Auburn’s beauty to a great staff, I am grateful

As I write this column, Thanksgiving is directly in front of me. Food, family, and, for me, the tradition of watching my hopeless Detroit Lions play another Thanksgiving morning ga ...

Reader input: Ashley Memorial Dog Park is thriving

For those of you concerned after reading the recent letter to the editor stating the Ashley Memorial Dog Park is having troubles and may be closing (Reader Input, Oct. 1),  ...

Now these are some obstacles worth tackling

  This Sunday more than 250 people in Auburn will fling themselves through the mud, launch themselves over rope courses and wade through creeks and ponds, all in the name of ...

Neighbors express concerns over possible new park

A 28-acre parcel on New Airport Road near Sullivan Ranch is in the process of being donated to Auburn Recreation District, which plans to build a small park on up to 8 acres of the ...

Obstacle course to offer climbing, pond crossing, maze, mud pit

Rationalizing fashion My teenage daughter likes to comment on my attire. Usually it is not a comment that would be considered a compliment. Often my clothing choices are called & ...

Recreation Ramblings: Mike Lynch joins ARD board; schedule full of summer fun

Welcome Director Lynch! If you didn’t catch the news, Mike Lynch was sworn in as a new director at the Auburn Recreation District. The ARD board went through an exhaustiv ...

Mike Lynch in as new Auburn Rec District director

A former State Parks superintendent and current member of the Placer County Visitors Bureau board, Mike Lynch is the Auburn Recreation District’s new director. Lynch, an Aub ...

Auburn Bike Company relocates to site that offers more visibility

Having his own bike shop is a lot more than a business for Curtis Christensen. “I’m an ex-pro mountain biker,” he said. “I’ve been cycling since I w ...

The summer scramble for childcare begins

Summertime – It may make you think of long, leisurely picnics at a favorite swimming hole, catching an outdoor film in the park, or roasting S’mores over a campfire und ...

Reader Input: Service day a rousing success

The first Auburn Community Service Day was a rousing success as 65 volunteers descended on Recreation Park ready to clear eight Auburn properties in preparation for fire season. ...

Curt Smith a leader on Auburn Recreation District board

Curt Smith, an Auburn Recreation District board member since 2006, turned a love of sports into community activism that lasted through his final days. In ill health, Smith continu ...

Recreation District considers renaming two of Auburn's parks

What’s in a name? Well, that totally depends on how familiar you are with Auburn-area parks. The two most popular area parks, Recreation and Regional Parks, are often confus ...

Reader Input: High time we rename parks

As a former creative writing teacher I attended a recent board meeting of the Auburn Recreation District to propose that the names of Recreation Park and Regional Park be changed. ...

Reader input: ARD made the most effective decision

Regarding Peter Kolster’s March 19 letter, “ARD has done disservice to Auburn,” ARD had multiple public hearings about the need to provide pickleball courts for t ...