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<strong>FOLSOM</strong><br />

<strong>MAGAZINE</strong><br />

THE OFFICIAL <strong>MAGAZINE</strong> OF CHOOSE <strong>FOLSOM</strong><br />


NEW<br />

Resident<br />

Resource<br />

Guide Inside!

<strong>FOLSOM</strong><br />

<strong>MAGAZINE</strong><br />


Table of Contents<br />

5 Welcome to Folsom<br />

6 What’s Happening<br />

8 Family Fun<br />

10 Hidden Gems<br />

13 Health Care is Happening Here<br />

21 A Water Sports Paradise<br />

24 Discover the Charms of Folsom<br />

42 Senior Living<br />

45 Embrace the Outdoors<br />

47 Everything Old is New Again<br />


TO <strong>FOLSOM</strong><br />

Resident Resource Guide to<br />

City Services, Amenities, and Programs<br />

29<br />

Folsom<br />

Resident<br />

Resource<br />

Guide<br />

16 Embracing Two Wheels<br />

50 Hot Plates<br />

19 Me Time Matters<br />

56 Break a Sweat<br />

60 I is for Ice-cream<br />

Cover photo by Jason Keinigs.<br />

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<strong>FOLSOM</strong>!<br />

Thank you for choosing Folsom, in these<br />

pages we look forward to celebrating some<br />

of our city’s amazing attributes with you!<br />

Photo by Jason Keinigs.<br />

Joseph Gagliardi<br />

CEO/President<br />

Choose Folsom<br />


Sally Howard-Buchanan<br />

VP of Tourism<br />

Elizabeth Delgado<br />

Tourism Marketing<br />

Coordinator<br />

Nancy Christenson<br />

Visitor Center Specialist<br />


Shannon Robb<br />

VP of Strategic Partnerships<br />

Sheri Merrick<br />

Chief Operating Officer<br />


Debbie Hurst<br />

Chief Financial Officer<br />

Jennifer Jiminez<br />

Operations Director<br />

MARKETING <strong>AND</strong><br />


Jennifer Cliff<br />

VP of Marketing and<br />

Communications<br />

Megan Murphy<br />

Chamber Marketing<br />

Coordinator<br />

Andrew Vizcarra<br />

Digital Marketing<br />

Coordinator<br />

Consultants<br />

Laura Fickle<br />

Economic Development<br />

Consultant<br />

Phil Scott<br />

Economic Development<br />

Consultant<br />

Libby Siino<br />

Special Events<br />

Management<br />

Kristine Keables<br />

Communications<br />

This publication is produced in partnership with:<br />

Style Media Group, Inc.<br />

909 Mormon Street, Suite 104, Folsom CA 95630<br />

916-988-9888, stylemg.com<br />

For those who yearn for the great outdoors,<br />

Folsom is a paradise waiting to be explored.<br />

Our city boasts an abundance of trails<br />

perfect for hiking, biking, and cycling.<br />

The breathtaking landscapes and serene<br />

surroundings are sure to rejuvenate your soul. If water is your element,<br />

you’ll find no shortage of lake activities to fulfill your dreams – from<br />

boating and fishing to simply soaking in the sun by the water’s edge.<br />

Folsom’s commitment to excellence extends beyond recreation. We<br />

take immense pride in our top-rated schools, ensuring that our children<br />

receive the best education possible. Furthermore, the safety of our<br />

community remains paramount, with dedicated efforts to uphold<br />

community well-being.<br />

Behind the scenes, Choose Folsom continues to be the driving force<br />

sustaining the economic vitality of our city. Through our diverse<br />

programs and services designed for businesses, residents, and<br />

visitors alike, we are dedicated to fostering a thriving community that<br />

ensures the highest quality of life for all. To learn more please visit<br />

choosefolsom.com<br />

Joe Gagliardi, President/CEO<br />

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Folsom Happenings<br />

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Photos by Jacob Cantu, Menka Belgal and Pamela Hayes.

Folsom Jazz Festival Folsom<br />

High School (Annual)<br />

Saturday Farmers Market<br />

8 am to 1 pm, year-round<br />

Story Time Folsom Public<br />

Library (weekly)<br />

Love My Mom 5k -Weekend<br />

before Mother's Day family run<br />

Folsom Lake Symphony at the<br />

Zittel Family Amphitheater<br />

Folsom Handcar Derby - Folsom,<br />

El Dorado, & Sacramento<br />

Historical Railroad Association<br />

Electricity Fair with SMUD at Folsom<br />

Powerhouse Historic State Park<br />

Folsom Community Service Day -<br />

Folsom’s largest day of<br />

volunteerism. #ServeFolsom<br />

Folsom Renaissance Faire &<br />

Jousting Championships<br />

Gallery at 48 Natoma Year-round<br />

seasonal exhibits featuring local &<br />

regional art<br />

Galantine Passport Event -<br />

Shop in Historic Folsom<br />

Folsom Quilt & Fiber Guild Show<br />

- handcrafted quilts<br />

Hometown Parade on Sutter St.<br />

in Historic Folsom - fun floats, wild<br />

west groups, & more<br />

Mother Lode Epic - Point to point<br />

mountain bike race that ends in Folsom<br />

Palladio Concert Series - the 3rd<br />

Wednesday of each month<br />

Folsom Women's Conference -<br />

connect with women in the region.<br />

Folsom Family Expo - at the<br />

Palladio<br />

Murer House and Gardens -<br />

A little bit of Italy in Folsom,<br />

offering cooking classes and more<br />

Free Museum Day – with Folsom<br />

History (Folsom History Museum,<br />

The Square, & the Chinese Heritage<br />

Museum)<br />

EggCellent Adventure Passport<br />

(March – April) Historic Folsom<br />

Folsom Pro Rodeo - every 4th of<br />

July weekend since 1960.<br />

Fireworks & family memories.<br />

Summer of Music with the City<br />

of Folsom (June - July)<br />

Twilight Concert Series -<br />

Thursdays in Historic Folsom, June<br />

through August!<br />

Wayne Spence Veteran's Day<br />

Parade - Honor our vets<br />

Foothill Wine Fest - Taste 70+<br />

#FoothillWines at the Palladio<br />

Historic Folsom Ice Rink -<br />

Open November - January<br />

Tree Lighting at the Palladio<br />

Spring Celebration at the Palladio<br />

- family fun<br />

Springs Arts & Crafts Fair –<br />

Historic Folsom<br />

Folsom Garden Show -<br />

showcasing Folsom's best gardens<br />

American River 50 Mile Run<br />

Paddle Splash Festival at Lake<br />

Natoma - paddle with the pros!<br />

Peach Festival in Historic Folsom<br />

- local peaches, games & prizes,<br />

pie eating contest & more!<br />

Free yoga at the Palladio in the<br />

Piazza (Saturdays)<br />

Christmas Tree Lighting & Craft<br />

Fair in Historic Folsom - 1st<br />

weekend in December<br />

The Nutcracker Ballet -<br />

at the Harris Center<br />

Folsom Zoo - Wild Nights &<br />

Holidays Lights<br />

Visits with Santa - Bacchus House<br />

Events Calendar<br />

Calendar<br />

There is always something going on in Folsom!<br />

From the Folsom Pro Rodeo to concerts in the park,<br />

there are so many events that’s make this community special.<br />

For details and complete list of events, see VisitFolsom.com 2022-<strong>2023</strong> // CHOOSE<strong>FOLSOM</strong>.COM 7



IN <strong>FOLSOM</strong>:<br />



Folsom offers an abundance of family-friendly<br />

activities to keep kids entertained and<br />

engaged throughout the year. Whether you’re<br />

a local resident or a visitor passing through,<br />

there’s no shortage of fun experiences for<br />

the entire family. Let’s dive into the top seven<br />

things to do with kids in Folsom, promising a<br />

memorable adventure for everyone.<br />

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary - A Wildlife<br />

Delight<br />

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is a hidden<br />

gem perfect for family outings. This<br />

compact zoo is home to a variety of rescued<br />

and rehabilitated animals, providing an<br />

educational and captivating experience for<br />

kids. Witness their eyes light up as they<br />

come face-to-face with fascinating species<br />

from around the world. Adjacent to the zoo,<br />

a charming park with playgrounds and picnic<br />

areas invites families to relax and savor<br />

quality time together.<br />

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area -<br />

Outdoor Wonderland<br />

When it comes to outdoor fun, Folsom Lake<br />

State Recreation Area has it all. Whether it’s<br />

spring, summer, fall, or even a mild winter day,<br />

families can enjoy an array of activities. From<br />

swimming and boating during warmer months<br />

to hiking along scenic trails during cooler<br />

times, this beautiful lake offers a wealth of<br />

opportunities for kids to connect with nature.<br />

Folsom Aquatic Center - Splashing<br />

Adventures<br />

A child’s laughter echoes through the<br />

Folsom Aquatic Center, making it a water<br />

wonderland that thrills both young and<br />

old. This family-favorite destination boasts<br />

various pools to suit different preferences.<br />

From exhilarating water slides and<br />

interactive play structures in the leisure pool<br />

to the tranquility of the lap pool, the Aquatic<br />

Center offers something for everyone.<br />

Parents can also rest assured knowing<br />

there’s a safe and shallow pool for their little<br />

ones to splash around.<br />

Folsom Powerhouse State Historic<br />

Park - A Glimpse into the Past<br />

For history enthusiasts, the Folsom<br />

Powerhouse State Historic Park provides<br />

a fascinating journey back in time. Engage<br />

your kids with the story of the hydroelectric<br />

power plant, a crucial part of California’s<br />

development. Guided tours, interactive<br />

exhibits, and picturesque walks along<br />

the American River make this park both<br />

educational and visually appealing.<br />

Folsom Historic District - Old-World<br />

Charm<br />

Take a leisurely stroll through the Folsom<br />

Historic District and experience the charm<br />

of yesteryears. Kids and adults alike will<br />

love exploring the district’s quaint shops,<br />

indulging in delicious ice cream, and trying<br />

local delicacies in charming eateries. Be sure<br />

to catch a ride on the antique railway for a<br />

nostalgic adventure.<br />

Palladio at Broadstone - Entertainment<br />

Extravaganza<br />

Palladio at Broadstone promises<br />

entertainment galore for the whole family.<br />

This lively shopping center hosts various<br />

family-oriented events and activities, making<br />

it a prime destination for a fun-filled day.<br />

From outdoor movie nights under the stars<br />

to exciting seasonal festivals, Palladio at<br />

Broadstone ensures non-stop enjoyment for<br />

kids of all ages.<br />

Folsom Kids Play Park - Unbridled Joy<br />

Endless giggles and boundless energy abound<br />

at the Folsom Kids Play Park. Let your little<br />

ones unleash their creativity and imagination<br />

on colorful playground equipment, fostering<br />

their social and physical development.<br />

Families can relish quality time amidst<br />

open spaces, enjoying picnics and creating<br />

cherished memories.<br />

Year-Around<br />

In Folsom, family fun is a year-round affair.<br />

From wildlife encounters to outdoor<br />

adventures and historic explorations, there’s<br />

something delightful for every family. Embrace<br />

the opportunities that Folsom offers and<br />

embark on unforgettable journeys with your<br />

kids, creating bonds that will last a lifetime.<br />

Photos by Jason Keinigs.<br />

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The Backroom<br />



Escape to one of Folsom’s best-kept secret spots! Whether you’re<br />

ready to take a swanky step back in time or unwind in a natureinspired<br />

biergarten, we have an unexpected journey for all. These<br />

hidden gems are sure to surprise and delight you, while becoming a<br />

new favorite destination.<br />

{ By Melissa Strand }<br />

Party like it’s the 1920s, as you journey back in time for an intimate,<br />

one-of-a-kind experience at Sutter Street’s first speakeasy-style<br />

bar. Hidden cleverly inside Gaslight Co., The Backroom boasts a<br />

breathtakingly beautiful interior with a moody, dimly lit ambiance.<br />

Come for the vibe but stay for the impressive collection of spirits<br />

(including a thoughtfully curated library of rare and highly soughtafter<br />

whiskeys) and high-end cocktails that regularly rotate. 718 Sutter<br />

Street, Suite 201, Folsom, gaslightcofolsom.com/thebackroom<br />

Grab your walking shoes (or hop on your bike or skates) and head to<br />

Humbug Willow Creek Trail, where you’ll find a clever network<br />

of paved asphalt trails throughout Folsom’s natural and residential<br />

landscapes. Many Folsom residents have the good fortune of living<br />

steps from these paths, with multiple access points to create a new<br />

journey every time you set out. You’ll encounter native oaks, mini<br />

playgrounds, open spaces aplenty, and wooded areas, while also<br />

experiencing mixed-use concepts that are designed to meander you<br />

through natural beauty, complete with rural wooden bridges and serene<br />

walkways. alltrails.com/trail/us/california/humbug-willow-creek-trail<br />

Humbug Willow Creek Trail<br />

Top photo by Jacob Cantu. Bottom photo by Jason Keinigs.<br />

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BusyKids Folsom<br />

Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten<br />

Are you looking for a place to let your<br />

child’s imagination run wild, while you<br />

get a chance to work quietly and enjoy a<br />

cup of coffee…while it’s still hot? Meet<br />

your new BFF: BusyKids Folsom. They<br />

offer creative play spaces for children to<br />

explore while you comfortably supervise<br />

from their on-site café, complete with<br />

complimentary Wi-Fi. The play exhibits are<br />

based on small or historical businesses in<br />

Folsom and surrounding areas, replicating<br />

a miniature town for an immersive<br />

experience. BusyKids Folsom makes for a<br />

perfect escape from the midday doldrums<br />

when it’s hot or raining, or you just need to<br />

catch up on work while your little one gets<br />

their wiggles out. 1014 Riley Street, Folsom,<br />

916-608-8850, busykidsplay.com/folsom<br />

Stretch out and immerse yourself in<br />

the natural beauty of the expansive,<br />

meticulously maintained outdoor area<br />

at Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen &<br />

Biergarten. With plenty of room to<br />

unwind under soaring pine trees, it’s a<br />

decidedly different—and dare we say<br />

better—brewery experience. Mix and<br />

mingle with friends and family while<br />

enjoying refreshingly local beers, wines, or<br />

cocktails alongside one (or more) of their<br />

legendary giant pretzels; or stay a while<br />

for a delicious meal by one of the firepits,<br />

followed by a game of bocce ball and a side<br />

live music. 13407 Folsom Boulevard, Folsom,<br />

916-357-5250, outofboundsbrewing.com/<br />

folsom.html<br />


<strong>FOLSOM</strong> CITY ZOO SANCTUARY<br />

Bears, Mountain Lions, Raccoons, and so much more.<br />

Tickets at www.folsom.ca.us/Zoo<br />


Folsom<br />

families<br />

start here.<br />

As any local will agree, living here is special. Like most, you probably chose Folsom<br />

for its natural beauty, its family-friendly community and its modern conveniences.<br />

It’s only fitting that the Family Birth Center at Mercy Hospital of Folsom offers a<br />

similar range of advantages to enhance this important experience, from spacious<br />

and well-appointed private rooms, to warm tubs that comfort laboring mothers, to<br />

complimentary doula support throughout the process. And for babies who might<br />

need some extra TLC on arrival, the advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at our<br />

sister hospital Mercy San Juan Medical Center is just a short ride away.<br />

Learn more about how we’re delivering humankindness in local style at<br />


T he<br />

Community<br />

Cure<br />



{ By Bill Romanelli }<br />

The promise of Folsom’s future is on vivid display as the region’s largest<br />

health care systems begin construction on an array of new buildings, service<br />

offerings, and staffing. Folsom will always be “Distinctive by Nature,”<br />

but there’s no denying the growth in this area is also making the city an<br />

integrated health care hub.<br />

Dignity Health is moving forward with plans on a 30-acre parcel in the<br />

Folsom Ranch area for a new 530,000-square foot medical campus that<br />

will ultimately include an outpatient surgery center, imaging, urgent care,<br />

infusion services, and a 300-bed hospital. Phase One—a 66,000-square-foot<br />

medical office building—should be complete in 2026.<br />

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S Y M M E T R Y<br />

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“As Folsom and the surrounding area continue to grow, we’re<br />

prepared to grow with it,” says Brittany Bresler, Dignity’s vice<br />

president of strategy and development. “Folsom is also our home,<br />

and we are grateful to serve the health care needs of the community<br />

today and in the future.”<br />

UC Davis Health is preparing its 35-acre parcel at East Bidwell Street<br />

and Highway 50 for the first of three projects: a 112,000-square-foot<br />

outpatient clinic, which will include primary and specialty care, lab<br />

services, ophthalmology, imaging, and infusion suites. The $171 million<br />

project will be completed by 2025, followed by a new surgery center,<br />

hotel, and micro-hospital with an emergency department and 30 beds.<br />

“We’re excited to expand and innovate patient care in Folsom,” says<br />

Mike Condrin, interim chief administrator for UC Davis Medical Center,<br />

via press release. “The beauty of this project is we can adapt and grow<br />

with the community.” UC Davis Health is also collaborating with AKT<br />

Development to develop a first-in-the-world “Community for Health<br />

and Independence” in the region.<br />

Kaiser Permanente is advancing on its proposed 260,000<br />

square foot Comprehensive Care Center at its property on Palladio<br />

Parkway. The Comprehensive Care Center will include a new<br />

surgery center, urgent care, and more than 90 clinical offices,<br />

along with pharmacy and imaging services. Kim Menzel, Kaiser<br />

Permanente area manager, says the facility will add an estimated<br />

400 permanent jobs to the community.<br />

Sutter Health is also expanding in Folsom, with plans for a<br />

100,000-square foot ambulatory care center to be developed in<br />

partnership with Elliott Homes. When completed it will offer a full<br />

complement of primary and specialty care services, including family<br />

medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. “We already see a higher<br />

patient need here, and we’re anticipating that as Folsom continues<br />

to grow that need will grow with it,” says Ryan Loufbourrow, Sutter<br />

Health government affairs director.<br />

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With so many health care projects in the pipeline, each leading<br />

to new high-paying jobs and innumerable ancillary services, local<br />

business leaders are bullish about Folsom’s future. “These health<br />

care developments are a catalyst for economic vitality,” says Laura<br />

Fickle, economic development consultant for the Folsom Chamber of<br />

Commerce/Choose Folsom. “These projects will create a ripple effect<br />

that invigorates local businesses, attracts top-tier talent, and elevates<br />

the city’s profile as a great place to live, work, and play.”<br />

For more information on all the current and planned development<br />

south of Highway 50, visit folsom.ca.us/government/communitydevelopment/planning-services/folsom-plan-area.<br />

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WHY <strong>FOLSOM</strong> IS<br />




Folsom has earned its reputation as a premier cycling community for<br />

enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. With a perfect blend of natural<br />

beauty, bike-friendly infrastructure, and a strong cycling culture,<br />

Folsom provides an unrivaled experience for cyclists.<br />

Extensive Trail Network: Folsom boasts an extensive trail network<br />

that weaves through breathtaking landscapes, offering an unforgettable<br />

cycling experience. From the picturesque shores of Folsom Lake to the<br />

tranquil American River Bike Trail, cyclists can explore a diverse range<br />

of terrains and sceneries, making every ride a thrilling adventure.<br />

Bike-Friendly Infrastructure: Folsom’s commitment to promoting<br />

cycling is evident through its bike-friendly infrastructure. The city<br />

has dedicated bike lanes, shared pathways, and cyclist-specific<br />

traffic signals, ensuring safe and convenient commuting for cyclists<br />

throughout the community.<br />

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Family-Centric Environment: Folsom is<br />

renowned for its family-centric atmosphere,<br />

making it an ideal place for parents and<br />

children to bond over cycling. Numerous<br />

family-friendly parks, playgrounds, and<br />

biking trails cater to cyclists of all ages,<br />

encouraging families to embrace a healthy<br />

and active lifestyle together.<br />

Active Cycling Events: The city hosts<br />

a vibrant calendar of cycling events and<br />

races, attracting cyclists from all over<br />

the region. From fun-filled community<br />

rides to competitive cycling competitions,<br />

Folsom’s active event scene fosters a<br />

sense of camaraderie and excitement<br />

among local cyclists.<br />

Supportive Cycling Community:<br />

Folsom prides itself on its close-knit and<br />

supportive cycling community. Local<br />

cycling clubs and organizations organize<br />

group rides, workshops, and social<br />

gatherings, providing ample opportunities<br />

for cyclists to connect, share experiences,<br />

and learn from one another.<br />

Bike-to-Work: Folsom’s commitment<br />

to sustainability and eco-consciousness<br />

is reflected in its strong bike-to-work<br />

advocacy. The city encourages residents to<br />

cycle to work by providing safe bike lanes<br />

and facilities, reducing traffic congestion<br />

and promoting a greener lifestyle.<br />

Cycling as a Lifestyle: In Folsom, cycling<br />

isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life. The<br />

city’s cycling culture is deeply ingrained in<br />

its identity, with cycling being embraced as<br />

an integral part of the community’s daily<br />

routine and recreational activities.<br />

All-Year-Round Cycling<br />

Opportunities: Folsom’s favorable<br />

climate allows for year-round cycling,<br />

providing ample opportunities for cyclists<br />

to enjoy their favorite sport in every<br />

season. Whether it’s a sunny summer ride<br />

or a refreshing winter pedal, Folsom offers<br />

an ideal cycling climate.<br />

Bike Shops and Rentals: For residents<br />

and visitors without bicycles of their own,<br />

Folsom boasts a plethora of bike shops and<br />

rental services. Cyclists can easily access<br />

quality bikes, equipment, and expert advice,<br />

making it a convenient destination for<br />

cycling enthusiasts from all walks of life.<br />

Conclusion: Folsom’s wonderful<br />

cycling community is a testament to its<br />

dedication to promoting an active lifestyle,<br />

sustainable transportation, and a strong<br />

sense of camaraderie among cyclists.<br />

With its extensive trail network, bikefriendly<br />

infrastructure, active events,<br />

and family-centric environment, Folsom<br />

offers an unparalleled cycling experience<br />

that caters to cyclists of all ages and<br />

backgrounds. Whether you’re a seasoned<br />

cyclist or a beginner looking to embark on<br />

a two-wheeled adventure, Folsom warmly<br />

welcomes you to join its thriving cycling<br />

community. So, hop on your bike, explore<br />

the scenic trails, and embrace the joy of<br />

cycling in this enchanting California city.<br />

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Self-care has become a bit of a buzz word in<br />

the last few years—it even has 5.68 billion<br />

Google search results! But what exactly<br />

is self-care? To many, it’s the process of<br />

establishing personal behaviors and activities<br />

that promote and support your mental wellbeing.<br />

Even small tasks like a bedtime routine<br />

or morning walk are considered self-care<br />

rituals. If you’re looking for a few new ways<br />

to add more self-care into your life, here are<br />

some local ways to get you out and about and<br />

feeling better than ever.<br />

Take a yoga class<br />

Head to Leap Yoga (1725 Iron Point Road,<br />

916-608-5327, leapyoga.net) or Spotted Dog<br />

Yoga & SUP (2780 East Bidwell Street, Suite<br />

300, 916-990-1720, spotteddogyoga.com)<br />

for a variety of group classes that cater to all<br />

levels. What’s more rejuvenating than ending<br />

your yoga practice with savasana?<br />

Meditate<br />

Head to a park for your own solo meditation<br />

practice, use an app in the comfort of<br />

your own home, or check out local gyms,<br />

including California Family Fitness (700<br />

Oak Avenue Parkway, 916-932-0100,<br />

californiafamilyfitness.com), that offer group<br />

meditation classes.<br />

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Pamper yourself<br />

Embrace an hour of Zen with a deep tissue<br />

massage, reiki session, or a luxurious facial<br />

at local spas, including Serenity Spa & Soul<br />

Yoga (350 Palladio Parkway, Suite 1975,<br />

916-542-7363, serenityspaonline.com),<br />

Maribou Spa (25085 Blue Ravine Road, Suite<br />

100A, 916-936-0646, maribouspa.com),<br />

Tré Salon Spa (718 Sutter Street, 916-293-<br />

8181, tresalonspa.com), and Dream Day<br />

Spa (501 Natoma Street, 916-353-0410,<br />

dreamdayspa.net).<br />

Go on a coffee date<br />

Visit these locally owned coffee shops<br />

around town for a fresh cup of joe and<br />

fulfilling conversation with a friend,<br />

new or old: Big Wave Coffeehouse<br />

(189 Blue Ravine Road, 916-351-5889,<br />

bigwavecoffeehouse.com), Temple Coffee<br />

(2776 East Bidwell Street, Suite 500, 916-<br />

293-8305, templecoffee.com), or Kingdom<br />

Coffee Roasters (305 Iron Point Road,<br />

kingdomcoffeeroasters.com).<br />

Take a stroll<br />

Folsom is home to more than 50 miles of bike<br />

and pedestrian trails for walking, running,<br />

hiking, and cycling. Visit folsom.ca.us to<br />

download the city’s trails and bikeways map<br />

and start exploring the town by foot.<br />

Volunteer<br />

The City of Folsom lists numerous<br />

volunteering opportunities on its website<br />

and encourages residents and businesses to<br />

be active within the community. Volunteer<br />

at local annual events, including the Folsom<br />

Pro Rodeo or Folsom Community Service<br />

Day, held annually on the third Saturday of<br />

September. Love animals? Volunteer at the<br />

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. Any bibliophiles<br />

can support the Folsom Public Library by<br />

joining the volunteer team.<br />

Go on a solo lunch (or dinner!) date<br />

What says self-care more than a solo date<br />

with yourself? Enjoy a nice cocktail and<br />

meal at local favorites, such as Sutter<br />

Street Steakhouse (604 Sutter Street,<br />

916-351-9100, sutterstreetsteakhouse.<br />

com), Visconti’s Ristorante (2700 East<br />

Bidwell Street, Suite 700, 916-983-<br />

5181, viscontisristorante.com), Hop Sing<br />

Palace (805 Sutter Street, 916-985-7309,<br />

hopsingpalace.com), Bacchus House<br />

Wine Bar & Bistro (91004 East Bidwell<br />

Street, Suite b200, 916-984-7500,<br />

bacchushousebistro.com), or Iron Horse<br />

Tavern Folsom (460 Palladio Parkway, 916-<br />

618-4322, ironhorsetavern.net).<br />

Buy a new book<br />

Head to Folsom’s independent bookstore<br />

Ruby’s Books (724 Sutter Street, 916-790-<br />

8760, rubysfolsom.com) to browse the<br />

shelves for a new read!<br />

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Make a home-cooked meal<br />

using farm-fresh ingredients<br />

Get endless recipe inspiration<br />

after a visit to one of Folsom’s<br />

many farmers’ markets and stock<br />

up on the freshest seasonal<br />

ingredients. Then, head home<br />

and enjoy the fruits of your labor<br />

while you make a tasty homecooked<br />

meal.<br />

Palladio Folsom<br />

Farmers’ Market<br />

260 Palladio Parkway (Whole<br />

Foods/Kirkland), Folsom<br />

9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesdays,<br />

Year-Round<br />

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915 Sutter Street, Folsom<br />

8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays,<br />

Year-Round<br />

Sutter Street Farmers’<br />

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700 Sutter Street, Folsom<br />

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Photos by Jason Keinigs.<br />

1. Wakeboarding, Wake surfing<br />

and Waterskiing: Folsom Lake,<br />

a sparkling gem within Folsom,<br />

provides the perfect setting for<br />

wakeboarding, wake surfing and<br />

waterskiing enthusiasts. Its calm<br />

waters and consistent wind patterns<br />

create ideal conditions for riders<br />

of all skill levels. Several rental<br />

shops and around the lake offer<br />

equipment and lessons, making it<br />

easy for beginners to get started<br />

while catering to the needs of<br />

experienced riders seeking the latest<br />

in equipment.<br />

2. Stand-Up Paddleboarding<br />

(SUP): For those seeking a more<br />

tranquil water experience, stand-up<br />

paddleboarding on Folsom Lake or<br />

Lake Natomas is a delightful option.<br />

Paddle across the serene lake,<br />

taking in breathtaking views of the<br />

surrounding hills and lush greenery.<br />

Whether you prefer a peaceful<br />

morning session or a relaxing sunset<br />

paddle, SUP is an excellent way to<br />

connect with nature while getting a<br />

full-body workout.<br />

3. Kayaking and Canoeing:<br />

Exploring the meandering American<br />

River by kayak or canoe is a popular<br />

pastime in Folsom. Adventurers can<br />

choose from a variety of routes,<br />

ranging from calm waters suitable<br />

for beginners to more challenging<br />

rapids for experienced paddlers. The<br />

American River Parkway, with its<br />

scenic trails and abundant wildlife,<br />

enhances the overall kayaking and<br />

canoeing experience.<br />

4. Jet Skiing: For thrill-seekers<br />

yearning for high-speed water<br />

adventures, jet skiing on Folsom<br />

Lake is an absolute must. With<br />

ample space to zip around, jump<br />

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experience. The calm waters of Lake Natoma also present<br />

opportunities for a more relaxed angling experience.<br />

6. Sailing: With its consistent winds and expansive<br />

waters, Folsom Lake provides an excellent setting for<br />

sailing enthusiasts. Sailboat rentals and sailing lessons are<br />

accessible for those eager to learn, and seasoned sailors<br />

can challenge themselves to a thrilling ride across the<br />

open water.<br />

7. Swimming: During the warm summer months,<br />

Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma offer refreshing swimming<br />

opportunities for all ages. Enjoy the cool waters and<br />

sandy beaches while basking in the glorious California<br />

sun.<br />

8. Rafting: For an adrenaline-fueled adventure, head to<br />

the nearby American River for whitewater rafting. With<br />

skilled guides leading the way, you can conquer the rapids<br />

and create lasting memories with friends and family.<br />

waves, and feel the wind in your hair, jet skiing provides<br />

an adrenaline rush like no other. Rental services are<br />

readily available, ensuring an unforgettable aquatic<br />

escapade.<br />

5. Fishing: Folsom Lake and the American River boast<br />

a diverse range of fish species, making it a haven for<br />

fishing enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned angler<br />

or a first-timer, you’re bound to have a rewarding fishing<br />

Folsom truly is a water sports enthusiast’s dream<br />

destination, providing a wide range of activities to<br />

suit every preference and skill level. From the thrill<br />

of wakeboarding and jet skiing to the tranquility of<br />

kayaking and paddleboarding, Folsom’s water sports<br />

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Where History Meets Vibrant<br />

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Nestled along the picturesque American<br />

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unique blend of history, nature, and<br />

thriving local businesses. Whether you’re<br />

an avid history enthusiast, an outdoor<br />

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The Allure of Folsom’s Rich History<br />

Folsom has a storied past that stretches<br />

back to the Gold Rush era, and it remains<br />

woven into the fabric of the city to this<br />

day. History buffs will delight in exploring<br />

the Folsom Historical District, where<br />

beautifully preserved buildings, quaint<br />

boutiques, and antique shops await. Take<br />

a stroll through Sutter Street, where you<br />

can step back in time and experience the<br />

charm of a bygone era.<br />

Thriving Local Businesses<br />

Folsom takes pride in its vibrant community<br />

of local businesses, from family-run eateries<br />

serving mouthwatering dishes to boutiques<br />

offering unique, handcrafted items. By<br />

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supporting the dreams and aspirations of<br />

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Experience Nature’s Bounty<br />

For nature enthusiasts, Folsom offers a<br />

range of outdoor activities. The picturesque<br />

Folsom Lake, with its pristine waters and<br />

scenic trails, beckons visitors for boating,<br />

fishing, hiking, and picnicking. The nearby<br />

Folsom Dam and Lake Natoma also provide<br />

opportunities for wildlife observation and<br />

serene moments in nature.<br />

Delectable Culinary Delights<br />

No trip to Folsom is complete without<br />

indulging in its culinary offerings. From<br />

Bottom photo by Michelle Gaudy.<br />

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Supporting Local Arts and Culture<br />

Folsom is a haven for artists, musicians, and<br />

performers. When you choose to stay for two nights,<br />

you open the door to discovering the local arts scene.<br />

Check out the vibrant arts festivals, live music events,<br />

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Create Lasting Memories<br />

Two nights in Folsom give you the chance to fully<br />

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the friendly locals. You’ll leave with more than just<br />

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farm-to-fork restaurants showcasing the region’s<br />

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Resident Resource Guide to<br />

City Services, Amenities, and Programs

City of Folsom<br />

Resident Resource Guide<br />


CITY OF <strong>FOLSOM</strong><br />

Incorporated in 1946, the City of Folsom is renowned for its<br />

highly ranked schools, low crime rate, strong employer base,<br />

natural amenities, and abundant recreational opportunities—plus<br />

outstanding shopping, dining, and entertainment options. We are<br />

a full-service city, providing a wide range of quality programs,<br />

services, and amenities to our residents. Excellence is our priority.<br />

City staff provides exceptional customer service and rolls out the<br />

welcome mat for our residents, businesses, and visitors.<br />



50 Natoma Street, Folsom CA 95630<br />

916-461-6000<br />

www.folsom.ca.us<br />

Hours of Operation:<br />

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday<br />


The Folsom City Council is dedicated to ensuring Folsom’s high<br />

standards for public health, safety, and quality of life. With an eye to<br />

the long-term, they guide the direction of the city as careful stewards<br />

for the residents and businesses of Folsom. The city transitioned to a<br />

by-district election system in 2022. For more information visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/DistrictElections.<br />

City Council meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the<br />

second and fourth Tuesdays each month at City Hall.<br />

For more information on how to watch and participate,<br />

visit www.folsom.ca.us/CouncilMeetings.<br />

BUDGET<br />

The city’s budget contains revenue and expenditure summaries and<br />

the capital improvement plan for each fiscal year. The city budget has<br />

two main sections: the operating budget, which covers the<br />

day-to-day work of the city, like police and fire services, library,<br />

parks and recreation, and other core services; and the capital<br />

improvement plan, which covers major construction projects.<br />

To view the annual city budget, visit: www.folsom.ca.us/Budget.<br />


City Attorney: 916-461-6025<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/CityAttorney<br />

City Clerk: 916-461-6035<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/CityClerk<br />

City Manager: 916-461-6010<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/CityManager<br />

Communications: 916-461-6013<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Communications<br />

Community Development: 916-461-6200<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/CommunityDevelopment<br />

Building Permit Center: 916-461-6201<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/BuildingPermits<br />

Planning Counter: 916-461-6202<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Planning<br />

Environmental and Water Resources:<br />

916-461-6177<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/EWR<br />

Finance: 916-461-6080<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Finance<br />

Folsom Public Library: 916-461-6130<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Library<br />

Human Resources: 916-461-6050<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/HR<br />

Parks & Recreation: 916-461-6601<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/ParksandRec<br />

Facility and Park Rentals: 916-461-6620<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Rentals<br />

Public Works: 916-461-6702<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/PublicWorks<br />

Utility Billing: 916-461-6101<br />


UTILITIES <strong>AND</strong> SERVICES<br />


City of Folsom Utilities provides water, wastewater, and waste and recycling services to residential and commercial<br />

customers. There are several ways to pay your utility bill—including online billing, your bank’s bill pay service, by mail, by<br />

phone, the red drop box in front of City Hall, and in person. For more information, visit www.folsom.ca.us/UtilityBilling.<br />

WATER<br />


The City of Folsom encourages all residents and businesses<br />

to use water efficiently. The current Water Conservation<br />

Stage and details on all stages can be found at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/WaterConservationStage.<br />


Property owners are required to have underground utilities<br />

located before doing any digging. Always call 811 before<br />

you start any digging project—from planting trees to<br />

swimming pool installations. Learn about this free service at<br />

www.usanorth811.org.<br />


The City of Folsom Environmental and Water Resources<br />

Department provides public outreach and education<br />

services to help conserve water, identify leaks, and provide<br />

information about water-efficient technology. For more<br />

information, visit www.folsom.ca.us/WaterConservationTips.<br />


The City of Folsom offers water customers free Water-<br />

Wise House Calls. A city water conservation specialist<br />

will run your sprinkler system, evaluate its efficiency,<br />

and help you determine an effective watering schedule.<br />

To schedule your Water-Wise House Call, call the Water<br />

Conservation Division at 916-461-6177 or email<br />

WaterConservation@folsom.ca.us.<br />


Rebates are available to help you save water and money!<br />

Learn more about what rebate programs the city has to offer<br />

at www.folsom.ca.us/Rebates.

City of Folsom<br />

Resident Resource Guide<br />


The Streets Maintenance Division provides street sweeping<br />

to 420 curb miles of city streets and roadways biannually.<br />



Get your collection schedule, look up the best disposal<br />

options for an item, or schedule a household hazardous or<br />

bulky waste pickup at www.folsom.ca.us/WasteCollection<br />

or by using our Folsom Waste Collection app on your mobile<br />

device.<br />


We can help you dispose of bulky items that do not fit in<br />

your curbside cans. Single-family households may schedule<br />

up to three Bulky Waste Pickup appointments each year.<br />


Free compost is available to all Folsom residents. The<br />

compost is made from yard trimmings collected throughout<br />

the Sacramento region from residents, businesses, and<br />

apartment communities. Shovel your own compost from the<br />

following locations:<br />

• Behind Folsom City Hall<br />

• Hinkle Creek Nature Trail near Fire Station 36<br />


Folsom is home to a lush, urban forest—a hallmark of<br />

our city that offers tremendous economic, health, and<br />

environmental benefits. Trees increase property values,<br />

enhance the vitality of business areas, provide shade,<br />

clean our air, and beautify the community. The City Arborist<br />

oversees the planning, care, and management of an<br />

attractive, environmentally appropriate, and sustainable<br />

urban forest within our city. Resources are also available to<br />

help residents find the right tree for a property. Learn more at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Arborist.<br />


Folsom residents may request complimentary vacation<br />

checks for your home. Vacation checks are offered by the<br />

Folsom Police Department and Citizens Assisting Public<br />

Safety (CAPS). Simply complete an application at least three<br />

business days before your departure date at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/VacationChecks.<br />


The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) operates<br />

public transportation routes within the city, including a lightrail<br />

public transit with three stops in Folsom and a complete<br />

bus service. Visit www.sacrt.com/apps/folsom for full details,<br />

routes, schedules, and fares.<br />


If you have more trash, recyclables, or organic waste than<br />

fits in the containers at your home, the city has additional<br />

or larger containers available. For occasional extra material,<br />

the city can schedule additional pickups upon request. For<br />

fee information or to request service, visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/ResidentialWaste.<br />


Hazardous waste is any gas, liquid, or solid used in the<br />

home labeled with the words caution, warning, danger,<br />

poison, toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. These<br />

items pose a health threat to people, animals, and the<br />

environment due to their chemical nature. Remember,<br />

never place household hazardous waste products in a trash<br />

or recycling bin, toilet, sink, or storm drain. Learn<br />

how to identify household hazardous waste and<br />

schedule a pickup at www.folsom.ca.us/IdentifyHHW.



NON-EMERGENCY LINE: 916-461-6400, option 1<br />

POLICE<br />

The Folsom Police Department prides itself on building<br />

proactive community partnerships and providing a high<br />

level of service. The dedication of the men and women<br />

of the Folsom Police Department and the support of our<br />

community contribute to Folsom’s ranking as one of the<br />

safest cities in the U.S.<br />

DEPARTMENT LOCATION: 46 Natoma Street<br />


The Community Crime Map provides Folsom Police crime<br />

reports on an interactive map. Visit www.folsom.ca.us/<br />

CrimeMap for more information.<br />


Home security cameras may capture valuable information if<br />

a crime is committed in your neighborhood. Registering your<br />

surveillance cameras with the Folsom Police Department<br />

allows the department to know who in the neighborhood<br />

may have video if a crime is committed nearby. Learn more<br />

at www.folsom.ca.us/SecurityCamera.<br />


Alarm permits are required for all residences with a<br />

functioning alarm system. For more information on how to<br />

apply for a house alarm permit, visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/AlarmPermit.<br />


The Animal Services team is committed to providing<br />

exceptional service to Folsom’s four-legged community<br />

members and their owners. Services include: licensing your<br />

pet, addressing barking dog complaints, and reuniting lost<br />

or missing pets with their families. Visit www.folsom.ca.us/<br />

AnimalServices for additional information.<br />


The Folsom Police Department offers resources to assist<br />

families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s,<br />

dementia, Down syndrome, autism, and other intellectual<br />

and developmental disabilities. The various programs<br />

provide assistance to help locate individuals who may<br />

wander from home and become lost or confused, or have<br />

difficulty communicating with first responders. Visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/AutismDementiaAssistance for details.

City of Folsom<br />

Resident Resource Guide<br />


The Code Enforcement Division responds to complaints,<br />

investigates violations, and obtains compliance with<br />

the Folsom Municipal Code. The Code Enforcement<br />

Division is available to receive reports of hazards and<br />

concerns, including abandoned or inoperable vehicles,<br />

property maintenance issues, graffiti, illegal construction<br />

or occupancy, and more. Contact Code Enforcement<br />

Services at 916-461-6227 or visit www.folsom.ca.us/<br />

CodeEnforcement.<br />


FIRE<br />

Established in 1857, the Folsom Fire Department is a<br />

full-service fire department, providing a wide range of<br />

programs, including emergency medical services, fire<br />

suppression, water and technical rescue, hazardous<br />

materials response, fire and life safety enforcement,<br />

and public education to the community.<br />

SEECLICKFIX <strong>FOLSOM</strong><br />

Report non-emergency community issues with SeeClickFix<br />

Folsom. Submit and track non-emergency service requests<br />

through an online and mobile platform. Report issues such as:<br />

• Abandoned Vehicles<br />

• Graffiti<br />

• Illegal Dumping<br />

• Litter or Debris<br />

• Potholes<br />

• Streetlights Not Working<br />

• Damaged/Downed<br />

Traffic or Street Signs<br />

• Water Leaks<br />

• Sanitary Sewer Issues<br />

ADMINISTRATION: 916-461-6300<br />

Station 35: 535 Glenn Drive<br />

Station 36: 9700 Oak Avenue Parkway<br />

Station 37: 70 Clarksville Road<br />

Station 38: 1300 Blue Ravine Road<br />

Station 39: 2139 Ritchie Street<br />

S<strong>AND</strong>BAG CENTERS<br />

Location 1: 48 Natoma Street (next to City Hall,<br />

behind the Folsom Senior & Art Center)<br />

Location 2: 9700 Oak Avenue Parkway (West of<br />

Fire Station 36 along the Hinkle Creek bike trail)<br />

The Folsom Fire Department offers a variety of<br />

programs and services to residents, including Vial of<br />

Life, car seat installations, life jacket loan program,<br />

sharps disposal program, and sandbag centers. Information<br />

on these programs can be found at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/FireServices.<br />


crimes that previously occurred or traffic accidents with no<br />

injuries, call 916-461-6400, option 1.<br />


HAZARDS to the city, such as localized flooding, fallen<br />

trees or limbs, and clogged storm drains by calling<br />

916-461-6722.<br />


signs down can be reported by calling 916-461-6702.<br />


anywhere in Folsom on residential, commercial, public, or<br />

private property, call 916-461-6177 during normal business<br />

hours (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). For water or sewer emergencies<br />

after business hours, call 916-461-6400.


Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, family fun, or premier dining, shopping, arts, and<br />

entertainment, you’ll find it in Folsom. You’ll also find smiling, friendly faces and a variety of unique<br />

attractions nestled within stunning scenery. Get ready to have some fun and explore Folsom.<br />

Folsom is located 20 miles east of Sacramento. The city is only two hours’ drive from the San<br />

Francisco Bay Area and 90 minutes from beautiful South Lake Tahoe. We’re also centered within a<br />

hub of major highway connections and just over 40 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport.<br />

Discover what Folsom has to offer at www.folsom.ca.us/Visitors and VisitFolsom.com.<br />


When we shop local, we ensure the economic impact of our purchases<br />

stays local. Shopping locally supports the local economy, promotes a<br />

thriving community, and contributes to a high quality of life in Folsom.<br />

Dollars you spend in Folsom fund vital public services, such as police,<br />

fire, road maintenance, and parks. When you shop online, a smaller<br />

percentage of the sales tax is invested locally. Find what shopping options<br />

Folsom has to offer at www.folsom.ca.us/Visitors.

City of Folsom<br />

Resident Resource Guide<br />


Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary<br />

403 Stafford Street<br />

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is a unique facility that<br />

provides a forever home for dozens of rescued wild and<br />

domestic animals. Visitors can learn the story of each animal<br />

resident, plus fun facts about each species. The<br />

zoo sanctuary is open year-round; days and hours of operation<br />

vary. Visit www.folsom.ca.us/Zoo for more details.<br />

Andy Morin Sports Complex<br />

66 Clarksville Road<br />

The Andy Morin Sports Complex provides an indoor recreational<br />

and competitive venue for Folsom residents and the<br />

surrounding communities. The sports complex amenities<br />

include drop-in table tennis, pickleball, basketball, and batting<br />

cages. For hours of operation,<br />

visit www.folsom.ca.us/SportsComplex.<br />

Steve Miklos Aquatic Center<br />

1200 Riley Street<br />

The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is Folsom’s premier<br />

outdoor swimming facility. Take part in our popular Sea<br />

Squad swim lesson program, get your laps in, or cool<br />

off during the hot summer months. The aquatic center is<br />

open year-round for lap swim. For programs and more<br />

information, visit www.folsom.ca.us/AquaticCenter.<br />

Folsom Community Center<br />

52 Natoma Street<br />

The Folsom Community Center is a beautiful setting for weddings,<br />

meetings, or special events with up to 560 guests.<br />

For more information on reservations and scheduling a tour,<br />

visit www.folsom.ca.us/CommunityCenter.<br />

Folsom Art & Senior Center<br />

48 Natoma Street<br />

Residents and visitors can enjoy fine arts classes at the<br />

Folsom Art Center, unique public art throughout the city, a<br />

variety of cultural arts events, and professional art exhibits at<br />

the Gallery at 48 Natoma.<br />

The Folsom Senior Center offers programs for ages 55+<br />

including weekly activities in the lounge, support services,<br />

and special events. For hours and information, visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/ParksFacilities.<br />

Folsom Public Library<br />

411 Stafford Street<br />

The Folsom Public Library offers storytimes, book<br />

clubs, author events, free Wi-Fi and computers,<br />

and a collection of over 100,000 items to check out. Visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/library for current hours and information,<br />

register for a library card, and access over 140,000 e-books<br />

and other electronic resources.


FIDO Field Dog Park<br />

1775 Creekside Drive<br />

Folsom’s off-leash dog park has separate play areas for<br />

small and large dogs. The dog park is open every day<br />

except Wednesdays, year-round. Find hours of operation at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/DogPark.<br />


Folsom Parks & Recreation maintains 48 developed parks<br />

in the city, featuring a variety of recreational amenities including<br />

playgrounds, walking paths, sports fields and courts, and<br />

picnic areas. Folsom is home to more than 50 miles of Class I<br />

recreational trails for cycling, walking, running, and hiking.<br />

Access points for the city’s trails are located within most<br />

neighborhoods and near parks, businesses, and retail centers.<br />

Visit www.folsom.ca.us/parks to find a complete listing of<br />

Folsom’s parks and trail maps.<br />


Cool off with the refreshing water features at one of the city’s<br />

three spray parks. Find spray park addresses and seasonal<br />

hours of operation at www.folsom.ca.us/SprayParks.<br />

Cummings Family Skate & Bike Park<br />

1775 Creekside Drive<br />

The 21,000-square-foot skate park includes features for<br />

both transitional and street-style boarding and skating. The<br />

bike park includes features for mountain bikers and BMX<br />

riders. The skate and bike parks are open year-round. Visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/SkatePark for details.<br />

FACILITY <strong>AND</strong> PARK RENTALS<br />

Folsom Parks & Recreation offers rentals for park facilities,<br />

fields, indoor venues, an arena, and an amphitheater.<br />

We can help you host wedding receptions, graduations,<br />

reunions, company gatherings, family picnics, seminars and<br />

meetings, concerts and plays, birthday parties,<br />

and nearly any other type of special event. Visit<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Rentals for details.

City of Folsom<br />

Resident Resource Guide<br />


<strong>FOLSOM</strong> LAKE & LAKE NATOMA<br />

The open waters of Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma, and the<br />

American River draw kayakers, swimmers, and other water<br />

sports enthusiasts.<br />


Folsom is a cyclist’s dream, with options for short<br />

local rides, renowned mountain biking trails, and<br />

connections to the Gold Country foothills and the American<br />

River bike trail.<br />


Channel your competitive spirit with Folsom’s fun runs<br />

and serious competitive events. The California<br />

International Marathon starts here and is a qualifying<br />

event for the Boston Marathon.<br />


Folsom Lake provides a habitat for largemouth, smallmouth,<br />

and spotted bass, along with rainbow<br />

trout, kokanee salmon, crappie, bluegill, and<br />

catfish. Learn where to fish on Folsom Lake at<br />

www.californiasgreatestlakes.com.<br />


Enjoy the view and marvel at the architecture of Folsom’s<br />

distinct bridges.<br />

• Rainbow Bridge (featured in the city’s logo),<br />

Historic Truss Bridge, Lake Natoma Crossing, Johnny<br />

Cash Trail and Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing, and many<br />

more.<br />

ART<br />

Folsom’s art scene is thriving. Here are a few ways to<br />

experience art in Folsom:<br />

• Folsom Public Art: Take a walk around Folsom<br />

to spot our city’s diverse collection of public art.<br />

You can also take a virtual tour of Folsom’s public<br />

art at www.folsom.ca.us/PublicArt.<br />

• Gallery at 48 Natoma: Take a free, self-guided tour of the<br />

current exhibit during the gallery’s regular hours or make<br />

a reservation to visit at another time. For more details,<br />

visit www.folsom.ca.us/Galleryat48Natoma.



Folsom schools are recognized as among the highest<br />

achieving in the region and are regularly ranked statewide<br />

and nationally. The Folsom Cordova Unified School District<br />

operates over 15 schools in the city. For more information,<br />

visit www.fcusd.org.<br />



• Folsom Parks & Recreation operates the CAVE Teen<br />

Center after-school programs for students in<br />

6th through 8th grade. Participants can register<br />

and learn more about teen programs at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/TeenPrograms.<br />

• Folsom Parks & Recreation operates nine-month<br />

Fun Factory and Kindergarten Readiness preschool<br />

programs—focusing on developmental and academic<br />

skills in a positive learning environment.<br />

Visit www.folsom.ca.us/Preschool for more<br />

information and locations.<br />

The Folsom Parks & Recreation Rec Guide includes classes<br />

and programs for all ages, facility information, family-friendly<br />

special events, camps for youth and teens, and other<br />

resources of interest to<br />

the community. A printed<br />

copy of the seasonal Rec<br />

Guide is mailed to Folsom<br />

residents three times per<br />

year, and an interactive<br />

digital version is published<br />

online at www.folsom.ca.us/<br />

RecGuide.<br />

<strong>FOLSOM</strong> LAKE COLLEGE<br />

Recognized as one of the top schools in the nation, Folsom<br />

Lake College—part of the Los Rios<br />

Community College District—continues to grow<br />

and prosper, serving more than 9,700 college<br />

students and offers more than 90 different degrees<br />

and certifications. Visit www.flc.losrios.edu for details.

City of Folsom<br />

Resident Resource Guide<br />



Start your career with the City of Folsom! The Human<br />

Resources Department administers the recruitment,<br />

retention, and development of well-qualified and<br />

productive employees. Open positions are posted at<br />

www.governmentjobs.com/careers/folsom.<br />


• Volunteer at the citywide Community Service Day<br />

held annually on the third Saturday of September.<br />

• Participate in the Citizens Assisting Public Safety (CAPS)<br />

Program.<br />


Contact the Folsom City Council with your thoughts and ideas<br />

to help our community flourish. The City Council meets at 6:30<br />

p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays each<br />

month at City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA, 95630.<br />

Meetings are also broadcast at 9 a.m. on the Friday and<br />

Saturday of meeting weeks on Metro Cable Channel 14.<br />

COMMISSIONS <strong>AND</strong> COMMITTEES<br />

One of the ways that residents can get involved is by<br />

serving on one of the city’s commissions and committees.<br />

There are a variety of opportunities available, serving<br />

different areas of interest, and residents are encouraged<br />

to take part in helping develop city programs. Find all<br />

City of Folsom committees and commissions at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/CommitteesCommissions.<br />

• Help keep your community safe and participate in<br />

the City’s Business Watch and Neighborhood Watch.<br />

• Join the City of Folsom Community Emergency Response<br />

Team (CERT).<br />

• Volunteer at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.<br />

• Support the Folsom Public Library and join<br />

the volunteer team.<br />

• Join the Adopt-A-Trail program and help maintain and<br />

enhance Folsom’s beautiful trail system. Learn more at<br />

www.folsom.ca.us/Trails.<br />


50 Natoma Street<br />

Folsom, CA 95630<br />

916-461-6000<br />

www.folsom.ca.us<br />

Sign Up for Email Alerts at www.folsom.ca.us/enews<br />

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HOME<br />

SWEET<br />

HOMES<br />



Revel Folsom<br />

Folsom has gained recognition for its<br />

commitment to creating top-rated senior<br />

living communities that cater to diverse<br />

lifestyles and preferences. From serene<br />

and nurturing environments to vibrant<br />

and active communities, the city’s senior<br />

living options are designed to provide<br />

comfort, engagement, and a strong sense of<br />

belonging for its residents.<br />

CountryHouse Residence for<br />

Memory Care<br />

Quality of life is important, and as a licensed<br />

assisted living community, Country House<br />

focuses on making those with memory<br />

loss feel at home. The Folsom community<br />

opened in 2021 and offers private and<br />

companion living spaces. They also serve<br />

homemade meals in their dining rooms, and<br />

residents can visit the on-site hair salon<br />

without having to leave the safety and<br />

comfort of home. Country House provides<br />

programs to trigger positive memories and<br />

stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. 2005<br />

Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-836-8022,<br />

countryhouse.net/locations/california/folsom/<br />

our-community<br />

Revel Folsom<br />

This independent living community offers an<br />

all-inclusive living experience. Whether you<br />

want to play tennis, learn a new language,<br />

join a yoga class, or enjoy happy hour, Revel<br />

Folsom has everything needed to live life<br />

to its fullest, with a philosophy to match:<br />

“Here, you can pursue your interests and<br />

passions to embrace the beauty of each<br />

passing moment.” This is retreat-style<br />

living for the independent retiree. 2075<br />

Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-602-4696,<br />

revelcommunities.com/communities/folsom<br />

Regency at Folsom Ranch<br />

This active adult community (55+) features<br />

luxury homes (two to three bedrooms and<br />

up to 2,450 square feet) with resort-style<br />

amenities and beautiful views of Folsom.<br />

The gated community also includes a<br />

clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools,<br />

a fitness center, spa, pickleball and bocce<br />

ball courts, dog parks, and miles of walking<br />

trails. 3561 Olive Orchard Drive, Folsom, 279-<br />

202-6222, regencyatfolsom.com<br />

Prairie City Landing<br />

Prairie City Landing<br />

At Prairie City Landing, expect luxury<br />

apartments for independent residents<br />

with ample amenities, including both fine<br />

and casual dining, culinary classes, fitness<br />

programs, and more. Stay active with<br />

activities that sometimes include children<br />

and grandchildren, including “Grandkid’s<br />

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Pajama Parade.” Assisted living services are<br />

also available to those who need a little extra<br />

help. 645 Willard Drive, Folsom, 916-888-8730,<br />

prairiecitylanding.com<br />

Happy Memories Senior Care Home<br />

Private rooms with a 24-hour resident paging<br />

system, motion sensors for patients who are<br />

high risk for falling, home-cooked meals (many<br />

made using ingredients grown at the on-site<br />

organic garden), laundry services, and planned<br />

social activities are just some of the features at<br />

Happy Memories Senior Care Home. They also<br />

assist with daily tasks, while at the same time<br />

helping residents maintain independence and<br />

dignity; and regularly host movie nights, singalongs,<br />

Bible studies, crafts, outings to local<br />

attractions, and pet therapy with house cat Mr.<br />

Gray. 255 Cimmaron Circle, Folsom, 707-365-<br />

6196, happymemoriesseniorcare.com<br />



When seeking a senior<br />

living community, here are<br />

some tips to help you get<br />

started.<br />

1. Know what you need.<br />

Are you looking for<br />

independent living, but<br />

in an atmosphere that<br />

offers certain amenities<br />

or support? Do you need<br />

assisted living with a<br />

more hands-on approach?<br />

2. What is your budget?<br />

Find out what is included<br />

in the cost of the<br />

community or care home.<br />

3. What amenities do you<br />

want/need?<br />

4. Visit websites and visit<br />

in-person.<br />

5. Speak to an attorney or<br />

family advisor who can<br />

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other financial questions.<br />


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Embrace the<br />

Outdoors:<br />

THE FIVE BEST RUNNING <strong>AND</strong> BIKING<br />

TRAILS IN <strong>FOLSOM</strong>, CALIFORNIA<br />

American River Bike Trail, also known as the<br />

Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, is a paradise<br />

for cyclists and runners alike. Running<br />

parallel to the scenic American River, this<br />

trail offers mesmerizing views and ample<br />

opportunities to spot local wildlife. The<br />

mostly flat terrain, smooth asphalt surface,<br />

and well-maintained facilities make it a<br />

popular choice for bikers of all skill levels.<br />

Additionally, numerous access points<br />

along the trail allow for a customizable<br />

experience, whether you’re seeking a short,<br />

leisurely ride or a long-distance challenge.<br />

Lake Natoma Trail:<br />

Known for its diverse landscapes and<br />

recreational opportunities, the Lake<br />

Natoma Trail is a favorite among Folsom<br />

residents. Spanning approximately 11 miles,<br />

this trail encircles the pristine waters of<br />

Lake Natoma, offering spectacular views<br />

and abundant wildlife. Runners can embrace<br />

the picturesque surroundings, while<br />

mountain bikers can explore some of the<br />

more challenging offshoots and single-track<br />

trails. For water sports enthusiasts, this<br />

trail also offers opportunities for kayaking<br />

and paddleboarding, making it a complete<br />

outdoor experience.<br />

Nestled in the picturesque foothills<br />

of Northern California, Folsom offers<br />

an abundance of natural beauty and<br />

outdoor opportunities. Boasting a thriving<br />

community of fitness enthusiasts, Folsom<br />

presents an array of top-notch running and<br />

biking trails for both locals and visitors to<br />

explore. Whether you’re an avid runner,<br />

a cycling enthusiast, or simply looking<br />

to immerse yourself in nature, these five<br />

trails are sure to captivate your heart and<br />

invigorate your spirit.<br />

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah<br />

Smith Memorial Trail):<br />

Stretching approximately 32 miles, the<br />

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area:<br />

A gem in the heart of Folsom, the Folsom<br />

Lake State Recreation Area offers an<br />

extensive network of trails with various<br />

levels of difficulty, catering to runners<br />

and mountain bikers of all skill levels. The<br />

Cascade Canal Trail, the West Shore Trail,<br />

and the South Canal Recreation Trail are<br />

just a few examples of the diverse routes<br />

available. With stunning views of Folsom<br />

Lake and ample shade from oak and pine<br />

trees, these trails provide an idyllic escape<br />

from the bustle of city life.<br />

Humbug-Willow Creek Trail:<br />

For those seeking a more challenging<br />

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Oak Parkway Trail:<br />

For a family-friendly experience that’s<br />

equally enjoyable on foot or wheels, the<br />

Oak Parkway Trail is an excellent choice.<br />

This 4.5-mile paved trail winds through<br />

residential neighborhoods and scenic parks,<br />

providing a safe and pleasant environment<br />

for jogging, biking, and strolling. With<br />

several play areas and picnic spots along<br />

the way, the Oak Parkway Trail is a fantastic<br />

option for a leisurely day outdoors with<br />

loved ones.<br />

adventure, the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail<br />

is a must-visit. Nestled in the rugged Sierra<br />

Nevada foothills, this 7.8-mile trail offers a<br />

thrilling blend of steep ascents, exhilarating<br />

descents, and breathtaking vistas. Ideal<br />

for experienced runners and mountain<br />

bikers, the trail rewards your efforts with<br />

panoramic views of Folsom Lake and the<br />

surrounding countryside. Be sure to carry<br />

sufficient water and snacks, as the trail can<br />

be demanding but equally rewarding.<br />

Conclusion:<br />

Folsom, offers a plethora of remarkable<br />

trails that cater to running and biking<br />

enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. From<br />

the serene banks of the American River to<br />

the rugged terrain of the Humbug-Willow<br />

Creek Trail, each route has its unique charm<br />

and beauty. So lace up your running shoes,<br />

inflate your bike tires, and embark on an<br />

unforgettable journey through Folsom’s<br />

stunning outdoors. Embrace the tranquility,<br />

invigorate your spirit, and let the trails<br />

lead you to new discoveries in this vibrant<br />

community. Happy trails!<br />

Photo by Menka Begal.<br />

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Suite 160<br />

Folsom, CA 95630

Everything Old<br />

is New Again<br />

HISTORIC <strong>FOLSOM</strong>’S<br />


Nestled in the picturesque foothills<br />

of Northern California, Folsom offers<br />

an abundance of natural beauty and<br />

outdoor opportunities. Boasting a thriving<br />

community of fitness enthusiasts, Folsom<br />

presents an array of top-notch running and<br />

biking trails for both locals and visitors to<br />

explore. Whether you’re an avid runner,<br />

a cycling enthusiast, or simply looking<br />

to immerse yourself in nature, these five<br />

trails are sure to captivate your heart and<br />

invigorate your spirit.<br />

{ By Linda Holderness }<br />

the past year or so, it’s time to take a fresh<br />

stroll through the birthplace of our city. You<br />

may be surprised at the changes. Everything<br />

old is new again. Folsom’s storied past, with<br />

its Gold Rush and railroad roots, is still the<br />

area’s centerpiece. But history isn’t defined<br />

by one generation, and Folsom History, the<br />

rebranded name for the Folsom Historical<br />

Society, has reinterpreted these early<br />

milestones for 21st-century visitors. In the<br />

process, a compelling and unifying thread<br />

has been pulled: Innovation.<br />

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah<br />

Smith Memorial Trail):<br />

If you haven’t visited Historic Folsom in<br />

Innovation shaped the success of Folsom<br />

from its beginning. The city’s founder,<br />

Joseph Folsom, planned a railroad town<br />

that would endure after the gold panned<br />

out. The man he chose to survey his town,<br />

Theodore D. Judah, mapped a rail route<br />

through the Sierra when experts said it<br />

couldn’t be done. The Folsom Powerhouse<br />

pioneered the long-distance transmission of<br />

electricity. We built bridges that challenged<br />

norms, lured high-tech employers before<br />

most people understood the term, and now<br />

the Northern California Innovation District<br />

fosters entrepreneurs from around the<br />

world in the century-old Granite School.<br />

With the new focus has come some<br />

restructuring. Folsom History, under<br />

Executive Director Rita Mukherjee<br />

Hoffstadt, oversees three museums: the<br />

Folsom History Museum, The Square<br />

(formerly Pioneer Village), and the future<br />

Chinese Heritage Museum. Here is a brief<br />

look at them:<br />

Folsom History Museum<br />

The new permanent exhibit, A History of<br />

Innovation, is complemented by annual<br />

rotating exhibits. 100 Years at Folsom<br />

High just made way for Made in Folsom, a<br />

celebration of people and businesses that<br />

have shaped Folsom history. The “quilt<br />

corner” keeps alive Folsom’s antique quilt<br />

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tradition with rotating displays from the museum’s collection. The<br />

gift shop is packed with items related to all eras of Folsom’s past.<br />

The future includes expanding the space for more programming.<br />

The Square<br />

Mukherjee Hoffstadt calls this a “makerspace” where people<br />

will gather, as in a traditional town square, to mingle and try<br />

their hand at gold panning and crafts or explore old farm<br />

equipment and a real caboose. School visitors make and then<br />

take wood-burned coasters. Teen volunteers lead many of the<br />

maker activities. Probably the biggest draw on The Square is the<br />

working blacksmith forge. Here, professional smithies educate<br />

you about their craft as they shape “mild steel” pieces to sell;<br />

blacksmiths don’t work with iron because it’s too soft. A “hidden<br />

secret,” Mukherjee Hoffstadt says, is that the forge offers<br />

training to become a journeyman blacksmith.<br />

Chinese Heritage Museum<br />

Not yet open, this museum, in the home of Howard and Mabel<br />

Chan, will honor Folsom’s Chinese families. Folsom’s population<br />

during the Gold Rush was one-quarter Chinese, and during the<br />

1880s, its Chinese community was the second largest in California.<br />

With two years under her belt as executive director, Hoffstadt, too,<br />

embraces innovation. “We want to give people a story,” she says,<br />

“not just dates but why things happened and continue to change.<br />

What we do today will be the past tomorrow.”<br />

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Taqueria La Fogatoa<br />

Looking to spice up your restaurant routine? Let your taste buds run wild as you<br />

adventurously eat your way through Folsom while experiencing some of the best<br />

new culinary treats and signature dishes around.<br />

If you’re seeking authentic Mexican cuisine in a warm, welcoming atmosphere, step<br />

inside Taqueria La Fogata. You’ll love their tacos, tostadas, and traditional, housemade<br />

favorites. Try the La Fogata Burrito with grilled shrimp, or the extensive fresh<br />

seafood menu featuring deep fried tilapia and fish tacos. 1010 Riley Street, Suite 1,<br />

Folsom, 916-510-1931, lafogata-folsom.com<br />

Bring a spicy twist to your next pizza party! Curry Pizza House offers “crafty”<br />

curry pizzas, meshing flavors of Italy and India with a fiery kick, including tasty<br />

offerings like Tandoori Chicken Pizza and Baked Masala Chips. The fast-casual hot<br />

spot offers freshly sourced vegetables, spices, and ingredients, and their scrumptious<br />

dough is made fresh daily. 1010 Riley Street, Suite 4, Folsom, 916-235-8200,<br />

currypizzahouse.com/locations/folsom<br />

Photos by Jacob Cantu.<br />

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Indulge in all the ooeygooey<br />

cheesy goodness<br />

at The Melt, where they<br />

bring a twist to classic<br />

grilled cheese and mac &<br />

cheese dishes (think Garlic<br />

Chicken Bacon Mac),<br />

alongside cheeseburgers,<br />

soups, salads, and<br />

mouthwatering<br />

milkshakes. For ultimate<br />

carboholics, the Mac<br />

Daddy—a sando with<br />

creamy mac & cheese,<br />

sharp and medium<br />

cheddar, and smoked<br />

bacon—is a must. 330<br />

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com<br />

Photos by Jacob Cantu.<br />

Curry Pizza House<br />

The Melt<br />

Red Hot Chilli<br />

Pepper offers a fusion of<br />

flavors from around the<br />

globe. Coined as “Indianstyle<br />

Chinese,” their<br />

extensive menu has an<br />

assortment of delectable

dishes—available in a variety of spice levels with a<br />

plethora of proteins—plus ample vegetarian and/or vegan<br />

options. The best part? Everything is made using fresh<br />

produce sourced mostly from local vendors. 2791 East<br />

Bidwell Street, Suite 100, 916-510-2120, rhcpfolsom.com<br />

Try a fresh take on fast food and catering at Quick Dish,<br />

which offers food inspired by traditional Brazilian dishes<br />

made with lots of love and fresh ingredients. Savor new<br />

flavors through their Portuguese Pizza with boiled eggs,<br />

popular BBQ Mr. Pork Sandwich, or Brazilian cheese<br />

bread; or keep it classic with chicken wings, salad, and a<br />

pepperoni pie. 322 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-293-<br />

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Tunno’s Sport’s Bar & Grill<br />

Indulge in the spice-forward tastes and flavors of South<br />

Indian Chettinad cuisine at Aappakadai. Try a variety of<br />

delightful Indo-Chinese entrées such as paneer noodles,<br />

dosas, and biryani, plus paratha, aappam, and (lots!) more.<br />

Their vast menu has something to appease all adventurous<br />

appetites. 1167 Riley Street, Folsom, 916-293-9239,<br />

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Head to Teriyaki Station ATBP where teriyaki favorites<br />

meet traditional Filipino cuisine in a relaxed, familyfriendly<br />

atmosphere. They’re busy rolling lumpia daily and<br />

specialize in fresh-off-the-grill teriyaki selections (bonus:<br />

the bowls are served with onion rings!), authentic Filipino<br />

food fare (crispy pata, pancit, chicken adobo, etc.), and a<br />

selection of boba milk teas. 141 Iron Point Road, Folsom,<br />

916-608-4567, teriyakiatbp.com<br />

Photos by Jacob Cantu.<br />

Treat yourself to elevated pub grub at Tonno’s<br />

Sport’s Bar & Grill, where they serve unexpected and<br />

remarkably good bar food, including a Sloppy Joerizo<br />

(featuring deep-fried jalapenos and queso fresco) and<br />

Birria Ramen. Paired with a craft beer and live music is<br />

the recipe for restaurant success. 312 East Bidwell Street,<br />

Folsom, 916-260-5976, tonnossbg.com/folsom<br />

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From yoga and Pilates to cycling and kickboxing, Folsom’s fitness<br />

scene has something for everyone! No matter your gym jam, you’ll<br />

find a variety of group classes, one-on-one trainings, and more at<br />

these locally owned fitness studios. Many of the businesses offer<br />

day passes, so you can check out the different environments and<br />

energies before you commit to a longer-term membership.<br />

YOGA<br />

Leap Yoga<br />

1725 Iron Point Road, 916-608-5327, leapyoga.net<br />

Virtual and in-studio yoga classes are available at convenient<br />

times for all levels. First time students can sign up for 30 days of<br />

unlimited yoga for $39; single classes are $19.50; a 10-class pass<br />

is $170. Various membership packages are available.<br />

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Spotted Dog Yoga & SUP<br />

2780 East Bidwell Street, Suite 300, 916-990-1720, spotteddogyoga.com<br />

Classes include Beginners Yoga, Power, Deep Flow, YOD, and<br />

Meditation + Restore, as well as Kids Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. First-time<br />

students can sign up for a “30 Days for $30” introductory offer.<br />


Cycle Bar<br />

360 Palladio Parkway, St. 405 Folsom, CA 95630<br />

Equal parts educator, coach, DJ, motivator, and a friend; our CycleBar<br />

instructors will help you improve your performance, reach your goals,<br />

and change your life one ride at a time.<br />

True North<br />

220 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 150, 916-467-7677, truenorthcycle.com<br />

Classes include TrueCycle, TrueBarre, and TrueStrength. First<br />

class is free; single classes are $25; a 10-class pass is $219. Various<br />

membership packages are available.

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A one-week trial for group training starts at $35; unlimited monthly<br />

group training is $145. Contact the gym for personal training rates.<br />


Hoops Bootcamp & Fitness<br />

241 Blue Ravine Road, 916-936-5114, hoops-bootcamp.com<br />

Classes are offered from 5 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday (exact<br />

times vary each day of the week). The 30-minute Total Body<br />

Workout classes combine High Intensity Interval Training and<br />

active recovery periods to give you a fun, fast, safe, effective<br />

workout. Visit their website to sign up for a free week of classes.<br />


CrossFit Folsom Lake<br />

1013 Riley Street, Suite 400, 650-766-0916, crossfitfolsomlake.com<br />

Classes run from 5:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday (exact times<br />

vary each day of the week). Visit their website to schedule a free<br />

intro.<br />


Kovar’s Academy of Martial Arts<br />

3325-A East Bidwell Folsom CA 95630, www.kovars.com/locations/folsom<br />

Through dedicated marital arts instruction, we help people of all ages<br />

to achieve their full potential. By emphasizing self-defense, health,<br />

fitness and life skills in a friendly, safe, positive environment, we inspire<br />

our students to become more confident, successful, and contributing<br />

members of our community.<br />

Mayweather Boxing<br />

2750 E. Bidwell St. Folsom CA 95630, mayweather.fit/folsom/<br />

Walk in the door at Mayweather’s and you’ll be greeted with a smile<br />

and a high five. You’ll work together with a coach to set you on a path<br />

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step of the way.<br />

The coach-led workouts are designed by Floyd himself to make your<br />

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Victory Performance Strength & Conditioning<br />

691 East Bidwell Street, 916-346-6286, vpsc.fit<br />

Classes offered include strength and conditioning for athletes of all<br />

ages. New athlete assessments start at $100; various membership<br />

packages are available.<br />

ISI Elite Training<br />

1007 E Bidwell St, Suite 109, Folsom, CA 95630<br />

isielitetraining.com/isi-location/folsom/<br />

ISI® is a community of people working together to acheive their<br />

individual goals. We offer 50 minute coach-based led sessions to<br />

optimize your fitness level and give you proven results that you<br />

deserve. Our comprehensive training programs build self-confidence,<br />

increase muscular strength, endurance, enhance explosive power,<br />

improve flexibility, speed, and agility. Our sessions will energize and<br />

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Anywhere Fit<br />

7700 Folsom-Auburn Road, 916-212-5867, anywherefit.com<br />

Classes are offered from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday (exact times<br />

vary each day of the week). Monthly memberships start at $125 for<br />

two classes per week.<br />


California Family Fitness<br />

700 Oak Avenue Parkway, 916-932-0100, californiafamilyfitness.com<br />

Classes offered include Weight Training, Water Aerobics, Indoor<br />

Cycling, Yoga, Zumba, Bootcamp, Meditation, Pilates, Barre Fusion,<br />

and more. Monthly memberships start at $74.99 per person; a free<br />

seven-day trial is available.<br />

Broadstone Sports Club<br />

820 Halidon Way, 916-790-5797, sparetimesportsclubs.com/clubs/<br />

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Amenities and classes include personal training, group exercise<br />

classes, yoga, pickup basketball games, adult and junior tennis<br />

programs, pickleball, swim lessons, team sports, and social events.<br />

Visit their website for a free seven-day membership, as well as<br />

other membership discounts.<br />

Planet Fitness<br />

875 E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA 95630-3349<br />

planetfitness.com<br />

No matter what you’re looking for in a gym, we’ve got a<br />

membership option made for you. All Planet Fitness members enjoy<br />

unlimited access to their home club and the support of our friendly,<br />

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Tricks Gym<br />

370 Plaza Drive, Folsom, 916-351-0024, tricksgym.com<br />

Gymnastics, dance, and swim classes for kids of all ages up to 18.<br />

Prices vary for four-week sessions.<br />

NOTE: Prices are subject to change; please contact each business to<br />

confirm.<br />

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I IS FOR<br />



{ By Julie Ryan }<br />

Legend has it that the origin of ice cream and<br />

other frozen desserts began in ancient China.<br />

The icy cold treats made their way to America<br />

in the 1700s and have evolved through<br />

the years, from ice cream sandwiches and<br />

gelato to popsicles, snow cones, and more.<br />

Whatever “cool” confection you’re craving,<br />

Folsom has plenty of sweet spots!<br />

Family-owned and voted #1 ice cream in<br />

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sundaes and kid-friendly atmosphere. From<br />

Daddy Dave’s Banana Split to Matthews’s<br />

Small Sundae, there’s something for<br />

everyone. Most dishes are shareable, too!<br />

2455 Iron Point Road, Folsom, 916-510-2373,<br />

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Handel’s offers over 100 flavors of delicious<br />

ice cream, so the only problem you’ll have is<br />

deciding which one you want! They also have<br />

vegan, fat-free, and sugar-free options, in<br />

addition to refreshing sorbets. Try a Handel<br />

Pop—vanilla, chocolate, or mint chocolate<br />

chip ice cream covered in rich gourmet<br />

chocolate and served on a stick. 1011<br />

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Thomas Jefferson is<br />

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Five of the most popular<br />

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Brain Freeze!<br />

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something warm,<br />

placing your tongue<br />

on the roof of your<br />

mouth, or tilting<br />

your head back for<br />

about 10 seconds.<br />

Kona Ice<br />

You’ll find Pink Ice Cream Cart cruising<br />

around Folsom in their Barbie-colored<br />

cart full of over 30 yummy ice cream<br />

treats, from fudge bars and popsicles to<br />

snow cones, ice cream sandwiches, and<br />

more. They’re also available for parties,<br />

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Mobile dessert is the best idea and Kona Ice<br />

is another one you’ll find in neighborhoods<br />

and at events. Walk up to the window, order<br />

your Kona, then add whatever flavors you<br />

want. Tiger’s Blood? Blue Raspberry? Groovy<br />

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Just like the real deal, shaved snow is<br />

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it’s also creamy and available in ample<br />

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toppings or go with one of the menu items<br />

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or Peanut Butter Cup. Leave the guilt<br />

behind; shaved snow has four times fewer<br />

calories and sugar compared to some ice<br />

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