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Bike Pump Track Concept at Whitney Park Pedals Forward

A paved bike pump track in Leavenworth, WA.

A bike pump track is pedaling closer to becoming a reality at Whitney Community Park after City Council directed staff to prepare a request for proposal to design the amenity on July 27.

A design for the track and related infrastructure will help City Council and staff better understand the costs of the project, identify potential obstacles to construction, and inform the project’s budgeting process.

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Rocklin Crumbl Cookies and Terra Outdoor Living Now Open

Crumble Cookies Now Open in Rocklin Crossings

Crumbl Cookies recently opened a location in the Rocklin Commons shopping center selling what are billed as “the best cookies in the world!”

Crumbl’s founders started their “perfect cookie quest” by taking their recipes to the people, testing one ingredient at a time on random passers-by at gas stations and grocery stores.

Today, their milk chocolate chip cookies are a menu staple, with chilled pink sugar cookies also becoming a fan favorite.

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Apply Now to Join the Investment Advisory Committee
Applications due Aug 20

The Investment Advisory Committee was established by City Council Resolution on June 22, 2021. The Committee consists of three members appointed to overlapping three-year terms. 

Initially-appointed members will have the length of their appointment determined by lot in order to allow for overlapping terms. 

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Placer Valley Eats
4 Weeks + 4 Cities = Summer Food & Drink Tour

Support Rocklin and Placer County’s amazing local restaurants, caterers, breweries & wineries, while enjoying the tastes of summer.

This event spans July and features specialty offerings by some of our area’s finest establishments. Be sure to check out each week’s guides as many businesses will be offering special menu items and promotions. 

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New Tiller Truck Provides Rocklin Fire Flexibility

The Rocklin Fire Department is equipped with the tools and training to assist Rocklin residents in a wide variety of emergencies.

The newest, and largest, tool in their box is a 62-ft tiller truck, designed to provide better angles to attack structure fires, offer improved mobility in tight spaces, and increase Rocklin Fire’s rescue capabilities. 

Rocklin Fire 2020 Pierce Enforcer Tractor

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Eagle Scout Candidate Mansour Brame

Rocklin Eagle Scout Candidate Helps Fire Dept. Stay Ready

City of Rocklin residents enjoy close proximity to open spaces and easy access to the shopping, dining, and business amenities offered by larger cities.

The beauty and sense of nature in Rocklin are, in part, offered by the juxtaposition of developed and undeveloped spaces, also called the wildland urban interface. There are over 4,000 acres of undeveloped land in Rocklin, which can pose an increased fire risk if all properties are not properly maintained.

The city partners with residents and owners to lower fire risk through weed abatement, reducing fire fuels, managed grazing and much more. However, the Rocklin Fire Department is ready to respond in a fire emergency or rescue situation.

Understanding the need for rapid response times, local Boy Scout Mansour Brame recently took up the challenge to help the department clearly mark the many wildland access points in the City as part of his requirements to become an Eagle Scout.

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Masks Not Required for Fully Vaccinated Guests In City Facilities
Unvaccinated members of the public are required to wear face coverings.

Effective June 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health guidance states that masks or face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals in most settings. By entering a City of Rocklin facility without a mask, customers and guests self-attest that they are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people may continue to wear a mask. Customers and guests who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear an approved face covering in City facilities.

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Rocklin Public Meetings Return to City Hall

City of Rocklin public meetings have returned to the City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 3970 Rocklin Rd.

This includes meetings of the Rocklin City Council, Planning Commission, Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission, and all other City boards and commissions.

The Council Chambers will have limited capacity until at least June 15, in compliance with state COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Zoom virtual connectivity will continue to be offered.

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May 25 City Council Recap
Bike Pump Track, WCTV, and Vector Control

A photo of the bike pump track in Temecula, CA

City Council Discusses Community Proposal for Bike Pump Track

The Rocklin City Council directed staff to research the feasibility, cost, and potential funding sources to build a bike pump track on City parkland at the May 25 meeting. Sites for consideration are areas at or near Margaret Azevedo Park, Johnson-Springview Park, Twin Oaks Park, and Whitney Park.

A pump track is a course designed for bicycles with banked turns and hills, also called berms and rollers, where riders travel the course with minimal pedaling.

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Capitol Quarry Monument Commemorates Rocklin’s Granite History

On Saturday, May 22, Dave Ruhkala stood at the top of the former Capitol Quarry, regaling a group of Rocklin Historical Society members, dignitaries, and Rocklin residents with one of his favorite stories of the site’s granite mining past.

While the location behind Rocklin City Hall is now Quarry Park Adventures, for more than 140 years the site supplied granite for construction across California, including the State Capitol Building in Sacramento.

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Photo of disc golf basket in serene setting at Johnson-Springview Park

Rocklin, Auburn, Orangevale Hosting US Women’s Disc Golf Championships May 21-23
Rocklin Disc Golf Course located at Johnson-Springview Park

The cities of Rocklin, Auburn and Orangevale will host the 2021 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships this weekend from May 21-23. The PDGA Major event will bring the top professional women of the sport to the area to compete.

Disc golf is played much like golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, though, players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).