A group of 20 dedicated community volunteers from Dokken Engineering and the Friends of the Folsom Parkways held a work party on Saturday, February 4 to build the Natomas Ditch Bridge along Folsom's recreational trail system. Volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 70 years worked together to construct the 35-foot-long wooden bridge in just three hours.
The bridge - so named because it spans the Natomas Ditch canal - connects two existing trail segments along the 16-mile Humbug-Willow Creek Trail in The Parkway near Bowen Drive and Smith Way. A new trail segment between the new bridge and existing trail in Empire Ranch will be constructed this summer, making an important link from the Parkway trails to those in Empire Ranch.
Folsom's 47 miles of trails help to create a healthy community by preserving natural resources and providing recreational opportunities for all ages. Find a trail map here or pick one up at 48 Natoma Senior and Arts Center (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).