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September Sizzles in the Folsom and El Dorado Hills Communities

Aug 29, 2017 02:46PM ● Published by Style

City of Folsom Senior Trails Planner Jim Konopka stands on a freshly graded portion of the Johnny Cash Trail Phase II that will become a paved recreational trail.

Folsom Parks and Recreation

Construction on Phase II of Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail began last spring and is scheduled for completion this fall. The final phase includes approximately 1.25 miles of trail with a bike/pedestrian tunnel under Prison Road at Natoma Street to allow users to bypass the busy intersection, and a beautiful wood arched bridge that soars 45 feet above a tributary of the American River. When completed, the trail will provide connections to Folsom’s Historic District and the American River Parkway.

The Johnny Cash Trail will also include the Art Experience—a world-class public art project with eight installments and a three-acre Legacy Park celebrating Cash’s music and ties to the community. Fund-raising for the project is underway with a dedicated website, limited-edition cycling jerseys, and sales of commemorative plates on the Donor Wall that was installed near the Johnny Cash Bridge in May.

 

Help celebrate the trail’s completion by taking part in a handful of special events on October 14. Plans include a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony, followed by a 4.2-mile and 6.2-mile run and a community bike ride that starts on the trail, in addition to an outdoor festival at Folsom City Lions Park. That same evening, the new bridge will provide a unique setting for an exclusive outdoor dining experience featuring a menu created by Michelin-starred chef Duncan Holmes with support from Karen’s Bakery Café. All of the events will benefit the Art Experience, with proceeds earmarked for Cash’s Pick—two, seven-foot-tall bronze guitar picks that will anchor each end of the Johnny Cash Trail.

To learn more about the project and upcoming special events, visit folsomcasharttrail.com.

By Lesley Miller 

The El Dorado Hills CSD has something for everyone. Mark your calendar for the following: 


SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE PARK

SEPTEMBER 9

Head to the EDH Community Park from 5-7 p.m. and join thousands of residents as you listen to music by The Wiz Kid, while enjoying free wine and beer tastings, raffles, food, giveaways, children’s activities and more.


FOOD TRUCKS

SEPTEMBER 13

Every second Wednesday at EDH Community Park from 5-8 p.m., Food Trucks in the Foothills brings great eats and drinks. Proceeds support the EDH Promise Foundation, which serves the community by promoting charitable giving and support. 


FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

SEPTEMBER 23

Buy a space ($35) and sell your treasures or just come to shop from 8 a.m. to noon at the CSD parking lot (1021 Harvard Way). Snowline Hospice will accept donations following the event. 


COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY

SEPTEMBER 30

EDH residents living within CSD boundaries are invited to clean out their garage, yard or house and dispose of unwanted items, including clothes, appliances, furniture, sports equipment, e-waste and green waste. Donations can be dropped off at Rolling Hills Christian Church (800 White Rock Road) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information about these events and others, visit edhcsd.org or call 916-933-6624.

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