City News
May 26, 2022
Aquatic Center Summer Season Begins May 28
The aquatic center’s summer season begins Saturday, May 28 with daily recreation swim from 1 to 5 p.m. through September 5. The trained lifeguarding staff are always on duty during recreation swim. Guests can enjoy the all the great amenities: the interactive play structure, two-story water slide, diving boards, and three pools. The Poolside Café offers a menu of snacks and beverages, and plenty of space is available to kick back and relax in the sun or shade. A new giant inflatable–The Harrison–joins the fleet of floating obstacle courses; wristbands can be purchased for $3 to test your skills.

Purchase a Family Season Pass for just $149 and enjoy 101 days of recreation swim and aquatics fun. Passes are valid for a family of up to four members; call 916-461-6640 for more details. The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is located at 1200 Riley Street. Learn more about aquatics programs.
Folsom Parks & Recreation Opens Spray Parks May 28
Cool off with the refreshing water features at one of the city’s three spray parks. The flume and creek water feature at Livermore Community Park and the splash pads at Kemp Park and Nisenan Park are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting May 28 and continuing through September 30. Please note that the water features may be closed intermittently throughout the season as needed for maintenance or repairs. Call 916-461-6601 for more information.
Grilling Fire Safety
Firing up the grill this Memorial Day weekend? Stay fire safe this summer and follow these grilling safety tips from the Folsom Fire Department.
  • Only use your grill outside. Keep it at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails, and eaves.
  • Keep a 3-foot safe zone around your grill. Choose a smooth surface to set up your grill. Open your gas grill before lighting.
  • Keep an eye on your grill, fire pit, or patio torches. Don’t walk away from them when they are lit.
  • Clean your grill after each use. This will remove grease that can start a fire.
  • Clothes catch fire instantly. Keep your clothes and sleeves away from the grill as much as possible.
  • Place the coals from your grill in a metal can with a lid once they have cooled.
Learn more fire prevention tips at
City’s New Organics Program Starts July 1 for Single-Family Homes
The City of Folsom is committed to providing safe, reliable, and high-quality waste and recycling services that comply with state mandates and preserve our city’s distinctive natural environment and excellent quality of life.

As part of this effort, the city’s new business and apartment community organics program began in March. The city’s organics recycling program for single-family homes starts July 1. City residents in single-family homes must bag food and food-soiled paper into compostable or clear plastic bags and place it in the green bin (currently used for yard waste). Green bins will be serviced weekly, along with garbage. Blue bin recycling (bottles, cans, paper products) will continue to be serviced every other week.

State law now requires all businesses and residents to recycle organic waste. If you do not currently have all three cans at your home (gray trash, blue recycle, and green organics) you will automatically receive them after the program starts.

✓ All food scraps (meat, bones, cheese, bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables, eggshells)
✓ Food-soiled paper (napkins, coffee filters, tea bags)
✓ Yard waste (do not bag plant trimmings)
✓ Wood scraps
✓ Bag food scraps and food soiled paper in any compostable or clear plastic bags

× Styrofoam/plastic containers
× Coated paper or cups
× Dirt or rocks
× Diapers or pet/human waste

Please place green bins curbside by 6 a.m. on your service day, three feet from your gray trash bins or other obstacles.

Thank you for your help in making the City of Folsom’s organics recycling program a success! Working together, we can make a difference for our community and our planet. 
Summer CAVE Camp for Teens
Join the Summer CAVE pack! CAVE camp provides a positive, fun-filled summer for teens. Each week will be packed with an array of activities with different themes, including crafts, games, sports, field trips, and swimming. Registration is open to all incoming 6th graders through outgoing 8th graders. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning May 31 and continuing through August 5. Learn more and register.
Summer of Music Concert Series Begins June 10
The free Friday evening concert series returns this year in Folsom City Lions Park. Bands play from 7 to 9 p.m.; bring a picnic or purchase food and treats from a rotating selection of food trucks. The first concert in the four-part series features the band FBI, playing a variety of R&B and funk hits. Featured food trucks at the June 10 concert are West Coast Taco Bar and Coasties.

Find the full concert lineup at – each concert also streams live so you can still enjoy the music even if you can’t make it to the park. The Summer of Music series is presented by Folsom Parks & Recreation.
New Cardio Sculpt Class for Ages 50+
The Folsom Senior Center is pleased to announce the return of popular instructor Linda Faircloth, who will lead the new class. Linda leads her classes with encouragement and individualized attention to help students maximize their potential in exercise and fitness. Cardio Sculpt: A Functional Approach to Exercising for Active Living provides a social environment for active agers to connect with others and become a part of an exercising community. We welcome you and want you to feel part of the group. And no need to be shy or afraid of not being able to keep up. Can you walk, squat, and get on the floor, even though it may not be pretty? No worries! You’re encouraged to work at your own pace, and you’ll also be instructed on how to properly perform the various cardio drills, strength training exercises, and stretching. After these exercise classes, you can expect to feel better and have more energy; and you’ll become stronger as you progress.

Classes are held at the Folsom Senior Center, 48 Natoma Street, starting June 1 and are offered from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Participants are encouraged to attend 2 to 3 classes per week for maximum results. A variety of punch-pass card options are available – register online or call 916-461-6601 for more information.
City of Folsom Holiday Schedules May 30
City administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. For urgent city issues, call 916-461-6400. Call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.

  • Garbage service will be provided as usual; please place your cans curbside by 6 a.m. on your regular day of service.
  • Transit services will be available through SacRT.
  • The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Andy Morin Sports Complex is closed.
  • The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center is open for lap and recreation swim.
  • The FIDO Field Dog Park will be open from 7 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
  • The Folsom Skate and Bike Parks are open from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • The Folsom Senior Center, Folsom Art Center, and Gallery at 48 Natoma are closed.
  • The Folsom Public Library will be closed.
Contact the City of Folsom Communications Director
Christine Brainerd · [email protected] · 916-461-6013 (office)

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