Phoenix Dog Park Winter Maintenance Closure Information

The Phoenix Dog Park will be closing for the construction of a walking path and for winter maintenance beginning Monday November 3rd with a projected re-opening date of December 12th.

Dog park closures can be frustrating to regular users of the park.  However,  Phoenix Dog Park is a very heavily used park with ongoing maintenance and upkeep challenges. The park was built on soil that is mostly clay and rock – good for native oaks and grasses but not much else!  This makes growing and maintaining healthy turf difficult and all but ensures we will have ongoing drainage problems.  In addition, the park’s watering system is aging and subject to regular and costly vandalism by humans.  As such, yearly closures for reseeding and major maintenance have become a fact of life.

During the closure period parks staff will be:

  • Rototilling and reseeding areas of the dog park as needed;

  • Performing maintenance and repair of portions of the irrigation system; and

  • Constructing the long planned for Walk Path Project at Phoenix Park.

    The plan is to reopen the dog park as soon as the reseeded turf has taken hold and conditions are suitable for use by dogs and their owners.

    We appreciate your understanding and patience during the park closure!  During the closure period please check out the other great dog parks in the Sacramento area by going to

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    WOW Bus Dates for October

    The WOW (Wonderful Outdoor World) Bus is coming to a park near you this fall!

    This FREE program brings children and families of the community together through a variety of activities. Group games like flag football, parachute games  and dodge ball will be offered. Artistic skills will be encouraged through activities such as drawing with sidewalk chalk, coloring, painting, and craft techniques of making a beaded necklace. There are plenty of fun activities to go around, and there are Recreation Leaders on hand to provide direction to the children and get them engaged and interested in something they may not have tried before!

    Saturday, October 25, the WOW Bus will be at Little Phoenix Park from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.


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    Check out the newest edition of The Roost!


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    Cookies with Santa

    Saturday, December 6th, 2014


    Have Cookies and visit with
    Santa at the Fair Oaks Library.

    Young children in the Fair Oaks Library attending Cookies with Santa event

    Visit with Santa at the Fair Oaks Library (11601 Fair Oaks Blvd.). The event is FREE but you must pre-register. This event also includes story time and a Christmas craft project. Space is limited, so reserve a space by calling the Fair Oaks Library at 916-264-2920 starting November 1st.

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    Share the Spirit!

    Holiday Party

    Image of 2 hands holding a present

    If you’d like to help the Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board in their mission by donating new toys and/or non-perishable food items, please bring them to the District Office (4150 Temescal St. Fair Oaks). Toys will be accepted until Friday, November 28th. Food donations will be accepted until Friday, December 5th. Monetary donations are also accepted.

    For more information, please contact the Youth Development Coordinator, Sabrina Bernardo at

    Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board logo

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    Halloween Silent Movie & Dinner Soiree 10/17

    Please join the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park Disrtict and the Sierra Chapter American Theatre Organ Society for a frightful evening that will surely make your skin crawl!

    For more information click here

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