Master Plan Update Overview

The Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District encompasses approximately five square miles in Sacramento County and has a population of 22,500 people. The District maintains improved parks and natural areas including: Arcade Creek Park (10 acres), Hamilton Street Park (18 acres), Oakdale Park (10 acres), the Jo Smith Nature Trail (7 acres), and Holyoake nature area (0.5 acre). The Jo Smith Nature trail begins in Arcade Creek Park and follows Arcade Creek through a riparian woodland to the American River College campus. The District has almost 46 acres of parkland and open space for which it is responsible.

A variety of recreation programming is provided by contractors with the exception of the After School Education & Safety (ASES) Program which is funded by a grant from the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Other than programs, revenues are generated by facility rentals.

The Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District is currently updating its Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Operations Master Plan to identify the needs of all members of the served population. The Plan will update the existing Master Plan which was last updated by the Board of Directors in 2001. The updated Master Plan will form the framework and guide the future provision and operation of parks, recreation, trails and related services for the citizens of the District through the year 2030.

The Master Plan will contain cost estimates, a financing plan, and an associated plan to fund one-time capital improvements and expanded levels of service that will form the basis of the engineers study/plan for a future parcel tax election or Benefit Assessment District election.

Through the master planning process, the District will collect statistics, details, and facts concerning the community and the role of recreation, parks, and trails. The District wants to establish priorities, policies and statements of direction based on the research and documented facts, not solely on opinion. The Plan will develop direction, goals, and priorities for the District for three, five, ten, and fifteen year, establishing immediate, mid-range and long term goals.

The Master Plan will also clearly define the link between the community’s recreation programming goals, facility needs, and level of services and strategies to obtain these goals and objectives, by obtaining cost projections and estimates being routed into a Financing Plan for future Parcel Tax or Benefit Assessment District elections.

Note: This website contains project information for the Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District Master Plan Update only. Visit to learn more about ACRPD, its programs, events, parks, and more!