Holiday rate raises fees at parks this weekend

07/03/2013 12:00 AM

07/04/2013 12:11 PM

Entrance fees to Sacramento County regional parks will increase during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The fee increases will apply Thursday through Sunday, and are intended to help offset the higher costs to patrol and maintain the park system during holiday weekends, according to a county news release.

Vehicle entrance fees at all county parks will increase to $8 for single vehicles, and to $13 for oversized vehicles and vehicles with trailers. The increase will not affect annual pass holders.

In addition to the higher entrance fees, the county's customary restriction on alcohol on the American River Parkway will be enforced Thursday through Sunday. Consumption of alcohol and possession of open containers will be prohibited on the shore and the river within the parkway between Watt and Hazel avenues. Violations of the restriction may result in a citation or arrest, and parks officials warn that the restriction will be strictly enforced.

For a complete list of rules and regulations governing Sacramento County Regional Parks, go to www.sacparks.net.

To report law enforcement issues, non-emergency accidents or maintenance issues in the parks, call (916) 875-7275. To report emergencies, dial 911.

Call The Bee's Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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