Rocklin Favorite: Boulder Ridge Park
Update April 2016 -
Downgrade: Sadly, this park is not nearly the gem it once was considered. Grass killed due to drought and water restrictions. Security cameras, fake trees with communication equipment contribute to the diminished aesthetics. No restrooms. A disappointing return to what used to be one of the region's best local parks.
Some parks deliver that easy, peaceful feeling. Boulder Ridge Park in Rocklin is one such park.
The nearly 12 acre suburban oasis is differentiated from other local parks by one significant fact...it's panoramic views (on clear days, of course) of the Sierras, the Sutter Buttes, and the skyline of Sacramento.
Sitting atop Park Drive, Boulder Ridge offers residents both young and old, a refreshing escape from the daily grind. Paved trails escort you to great views in all directions. Picnic tables, benches and grass lawns invite you to stay awhile to soak up the sun, enjoy lunch or simply let the kids frolic about as you admire the scenery. Kicking back in 90 degree weather while overlooking nearby Clover Valley and the snow-capped Sierra's in the distance delivers a memorable experience.
While many head to Boulder Ridge for the views and walking trails, the younger crowd can be found burning energy at the playground and basketball courts.
Lack of shade and restroom facilities are about the only downsides to spending the day at Boulder Ridge, especially with little ones in tow. A lone water fountain strategically placed near the entrance of the playground and between the two trail segments awaits the parched visitor. Midday heat during summer can be overwhelming, although you have a good chance of having the entire park to yourself. Mornings and evenings are ideal.
4th of July
Over the years Boulder Ridge Park, due to it's vantage point has become an increasingly popular spot to view fireworks on the 4th of July. Visitors can see the major firework displays from several cities as well as neighborhood fireworks. The view is great. However, the crowds have grown considerably so arrive very early for parking and to claim your spot on the lawn. Chairs work best as the grass is often wet. Mosquito repellant and flashlights are strongly recommended.
Boulder Ridge Park
- Extraordinary Views
- Accessible, Flat and Paved Hiking Loop
- Picnic Tables, Benches, Grass Areas
- 4th of July Fireworks Views
View Larger Map
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesDevon Bell Sworn In as Placer County SheriffAuburn, CA - Today, Devon Bell was sworn in as Placer County's newest sheriff. Bell, 49, replaces longtime Sheriff Ed Bonner, who just retired mid-term. Bell will serve out Bonner's
Corky's Corner: ESP EII ST2 ReviewedRoseville, CA- Let's start off by saying when I opened up the case I was shocked by the killer flame maple top and color of this ESP guitar
7 Things You Can Do Today to Reduce Anxiety and Increase JoyRoseville, CA- Are you experiencing higher levels of stress or anxiety lately? You can approach your stress/anxiety with your mind, body, spirit, and emotional health in mind.
Volkswagen Jetta more simplified for 2017Roseville, CA- The diversity that was the calling card of the Volkswagen Jetta for many years has been diluted a bit in the wake of last year's emissions-cheating scandal.
10 Lowest Gas Prices in RosevilleRoseville, CA- If you closely follow gas prices in Roseville or regularly read this weekly column, you realize the low gas price leaderboard is often comprised
Suspect Arrested in Connection with CHP Officer's DeathCHP Valley Division officers arrested Alberto Quiroz, 26, of Sacramento in connection with the death of CHP Officer Lucas Chellew
2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Squaw Valley[Olympic Valley, Calif.] - The 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Squaw Valley will mark the return of World Cup ski racing to the area after nearly 50 years,
Autism Grant Aims at Helping Schools and ClinicsAubyn Stahmer, director of community-based treatment research at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health
Mom Serves Dementia ResidentsLast week, I introduced you to Tish and Joe Griffin, mother and son, of Destin, Florida.
Rocklin Burglary Suspect Killed by PoliceRocklin, CA- This morning February 25th, 2017 at 10:01 AM, The Rocklin Police Department responded to a residential burglary in progress on the 4900 block of Bradford Place
Roseville Police Activity Weekly Update (2.23.17)The City of Roseville police activity weekly update for the period covering February 17-23, 2017
Fine Forgiveness at Sacramento Public LibrarySacramento Public Library is waiving all overdue book and material fines through Wednesday, March 15 as part of its new Fine Forgiveness promotion
NEWS: In Case You Missed It