Outdoor Bill of rightsCalifornia Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

The California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights is a list of fun and engaging outdoor activities for all kids to experience.

The City of Roseville’s Parks, Recreation & Libraries department is supporting the initiative by sharing ways kids can enjoy the outdoors in our own community.
Studies show that children who have these experiences are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills and self-image and lead more fulfilled lives.

Exploring Nature in Your Neighborhood  

Get outside and have fun exploring nature, whether it's in a state park, your community park, or even your own backyard or neighborhood. There's lots to see and do out there, so check out these fun ideas. Bet you'll be surprised by what you find!

  • Splash in the water - Visit one of our three community pools (Mike Shellito indoor pool, Johnson Pool or Roseville Aquatics Complex) and enjoy parent/tot playtime, swim lessons, playing on a splash pad or maybe just recreational swimming.
  • Play in a safe place – Whether it’s you own yard or one of Roseville’s local parks, trails or bikeways you and your family can get outside to explore and play.
  • Camp under the stars – Pitch a tent in your own backyard or join us for our spring Campfire programs. Listen to Native American stories and roast marshmallows around the campfire at the outdoor amphitheater of the Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Make memories, enjoy great stories and tasty treats with the whole family.
  • Explore nature & follow a trail – Roseville has more than 4,000 acres of open space which provides beautiful scenery, walking trails, natural filtering for urban runoff, improved air quality, flood protection and wildlife habitat preservation. When enjoying the open space, please stay on the trails and be mindful of your impact to local creeks and wildlife. You can also visit one of our more than 80 parks which have trails to explore and plenty of nature to explore.
  • Learn to swim – Kids from 6 months old to 14-years-old can take one of our swim lessons which focus on fun, safety and basic swimming skills.
  • Play on a team – Kids have the chance to pick their sport and play with their friends or make new ones. Youth flag football, soccer, and baseball are just some of the teams they can sign up for in our Experience PRL magazine.
  • Catch a fish – Grab a parent, your pole, bait and fishing license (for those over 16) and take a short drive to Folsom lake or the American River. Cast your line and see what you can reel in.
  • Celebrate your heritage – You can discover your own family’s history or visit the Maidu Museum & Historic Site to learn about the Nisenan Maidu who called Roseville home for thousands of years. The exhibits inside the museum feature California Indian traditional practices, such as acorn processing and basket weaving. Walk the trail to see hundreds of bedrock mortars, ancient petroglyphs, and native plants and animals.