How Can I Help?
Check out the City of Roseville's brochure entitled: "Doing Your Part to Care for Our Open Space" [PDF]. Also, report any unauthorized activities such as BMX bike tracks, paint ball activity, camping, dumping of any kind, or unlawful cutting down of trees, etc. to the Police at (916) 774-5000 or Parks and Recreation at (916) 774-5748.
Currently, Roseville has over 4,000 acres of open space - that's about 1 acre for every 25 residents!
Why Do We Have Open Space?
These areas allow us to preserve natural resource in perpetuity. They also enhance the quality of life for current Roseville residents as well as for generations to come.
For many in Roseville, the City's open space setting is a highly cherished natural resource. These areas provide:
- Beautiful scenery
- Passive recreation
- Natural filtering areas for urban runoff
- Improved air quality
- Flood protection
- Wildlife habitat preservation
(Even the fallen trees provide important wildlife habitat.)
Leave No Trace on Open Space
Have you heard of the adage "Take only pictures, leave only footprints"? When enjoying the open space areas of Roseville, remember that the ways we recreate can impact local creeks and disrupt wildlife.
Stick to the Trail. Traveling on the paved trail leaves room for wildlife and their homes. Avoid using shortcuts and other informal paths. These “paths” are not properly designed or maintained and can contribute to erosion. We can all enjoy our open space AND share the area with wildlife if we just stick to the paved trail!
Keep Dogs On-Leash and On the Trail. Dogs can impact creeks by trampling creekbanks, disturbing wildlife and reducing water quality. Some people may find dogs intimidating. Also, not all dogs play well with other and might not be up-to-date on their shots.
Did you know that dogs are only allowed in designated open space areas? Contact us at (916) 774-5748 or take a look at the Dog Zone Map to find out where these areas are located. Remember, Roseville's municipal code also requires all dogs to be led on a maximum 6-feet long leash at all times.
Scoop the Poop. Dogs are not shy about where they go to the bathroom and this can really hurt the environment and also makes the open space less enjoyable. Dog waste increases bacteria levels and contributes excess nutrients in the creeks. Bring along several bags for picking up your dog's waste. Remember the job's not done until you drop it in the trash can!
Can Your Trash. Please can all trash – yours and others. Trash is unsightly and ruins everyone's outdoor experience. Even biodegradable materials, such as orange peels, take years to break down. Litter can also attract scavenging birds and mammals that can drive away or kill native wildlife. Let's do our part and take out the trash!