New Website Aids Exploration of Delta State Parks

The Parks Forward Commission has collaborated with others to create a new app,, that allows you to find parks, trails and other recreation opportunities near you within California. screenshot of homepage screenshot of homepage

When I clicked through to State Parks and typed Walnut Grove, CA into the search bar, 4 nearby parks came up:

  • Stone Lakes
  • Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge
  • Franks Tract State Recreation Area
  • Brannan Island State Recreation Area.

In addition the application allows you to locate camping sites, mountain bike trails, dog walking opportunities, and beaches.


Great Night Out at Rivercats Baseball Game

The other Delta baseball team is the Double A Stockton Ports.

Adventures of American Julie

The sun sets at River Cats Ballpark in West Sacramento. The golden Tower Bridge is in the middle distance. The sun sets at Raley Field in West Sacramento. The golden Tower Bridge is in the middle distance.

You do not have to be a big fan of the game of baseball to enjoy an evening at a good ballpark. The River Cats’ baseball stadium in West Sacramento is just such a park. Raley Field is across Tower Bridge on the Sacramento River just minutes from downtown Sacramento.

The River Cats just switched affiliations from the Oakland As to the San Francisco Giants. The Sacramento River Cats are a Triple-A club in the Pacific North league. They have been playing at Raley Field since 2000. Tickets are affordable, ranging from $10 to $65 apiece. Food prices are similar to going to the theater and a little less expensive than a Major League game.

Baseball games are as much about the food and the small traditions as the at bats and defensive plays…

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Eat Your Way Through Asparagus Festival

Asparagus logoThe annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival will be held in Stockton April 17, 18 & 19, 2015.  There is a full line-up of entertainment with a hypnotist on Sunday, Country music on Saturday headlined by John Michael Montgomery and Classic Rock on Sunday with Led Zeppelin 2.

Every imaginable kind of asparagus dish will be on offer. All to celebrate the classic Delta crop grown on Victoria Island and elsewhere in California. There is something for almost everyone from a car show to a health and wellness fair along with other entertainment.

It is affordable family entertainment: $10 per adult; $5 for children; and $7 per senior or teen. Parking is just $5 per carload.