News and Press Releases


City News and Press Releases

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 


City of Rocklin files lawsuit against Legacy Family Adventures for fraud and breach of contract related to Quarry Park Adventures

The City of Rocklin (City) today filed a lawsuit in Placer County Superior Court against former Quarry Park Adventures (Park) operator, Legacy Family Adventures (LFA), and David Busch. The lawsuit alleges fraud, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract, among other claims.


Term Sheet Approved for New Quarry Park Adventures Operator

The Rocklin City Council approved a term sheet on Feb. 12 with Adventure Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of Bonsai Design, to take over as the new operator of Quarry Park Adventures. Bonsai Design built the adventure park, is familiar with the City, and has experience building and operating other aerial courses throughout the U.S.

A formal agreement with Adventure Operations will be presented for Council ratification at the March 12 City Council meeting.


New Operator Proposed for Quarry Park Adventures

The Rocklin City Council will consider Adventure Operations, LLC, an affiliate of Bonsai Design, LLC, as Quarry Park Adventures’ new operator at the City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Bonsai Design built Quarry Park Adventures so the company is familiar with the Park and with the City.


City Council Discusses Residential Parking, Traffic Committee, and Open Space Management at Jan. 22 Meeting

The Rocklin City Council received a special visit from two of the three Rocklin Police Department K-9 teams at their meeting on January 22. Officer Jeremy Black and Officer Tim Sartain stopped by with their K-9 partners, Condor and Bronco respectively, and each shared how they serve the community and fight crime in Rocklin with patrol operations and illegal drug detection.

After the dogs made their way back to patrol, the Council approved a resolution to accept the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); introduced an ordinance related to building code standards; and discussed potential action items related to residential vehicle parking, an ad-hoc traffic safety committee, and vegetation and open space management.


Information on Weathering the Storm

Strong winds and rain are forecasted through Wednesday through Thursday morning, with wet weather continuing into Friday. The heavy rains and wind have the potential to cause power outages, fallen trees, localized flooding and snow in the Sierras.

The City of Rocklin is prepared to address issues on streets and roads caused by potential fallen trees or clogged storm drains and encourages residents to monitor the situation at home and in their neighborhoods.


City Council Approves Strategic Plan

Rocklin Strategic Plan - Adopted Jan 2019

Thank you for your interest in the City of Rocklin’s Strategic Plan.

City leadership is dedicated to providing Rocklin residents with an exceptional quality of life, while maintaining our small-town sense of community. As the chief executive officer of the City, I supervise operations, direct departments and services, and enforce the laws and policies as adopted by the City Council. To help us prudently manage resources and serve the people of Rocklin, the City Council and staff recently updated the City’s strategic plan that guides department operations and projects.


Quarry Park Adventures Closed for Winter Season

The City of Rocklin today announced Quarry Park Adventures has closed for the cold and wet winter season and will reopen in the spring.

“The City of Rocklin is committed to providing an enjoyable experience at Quarry Park Adventures,” said Rocklin City Manager Steve Rudolph. “Because cold temperatures, rain and other weather conditions are not optimal conditions for visitors, we are closing the park for the winter season.”


2019 Ruhkala Community Service Awards
Call for Nominations

The City of Rocklin is made up of people, businesses and organizations working hard every day for the betterment of the community. To honor those giving back, the City is relaunching the Ruhkala Community Service Awards in January 2019 and calling for nominations of deserving candidates.

Categories include:

  • Individual or Couple
  • Business, Group or Service Organization
  • Youth Award
  • Pioneer Award

Nominations are due by Friday, February 1 and can be submitted online at here.


Rocklin Updates Service Fees to Better Align with Costs

The City of Rocklin performs a variety of services for residents and businesses that ensure a safe and well-built environment but that do not necessarily benefit the entire community. To offset the costs of these services, the City charges fees so the parties benefiting from the services pay for them.

The fees have a wide range of purposes including businesses license fees, building permits charges, special events fees, fire service fees, and much more.


Rocklin Appoints 2019 Mayor and Vice-Mayor

The Rocklin City Council on Dec. 11 unanimously appointed Councilmember Joe Patterson as Mayor and Councilmember Greg Janda as Vice-Mayor for 2019.

Councilmembers Jill Gayaldo and Bill Halldin were also sworn into office after winning the November election and former Councilmember Scott Yuill was honored for his service over the past 12 years.

Steve Rudolph

Steven P. Rudolph Appointed Rocklin City Manager

The Rocklin City Council on May 8 voted unanimously to appoint Steven P. Rudolph as Rocklin’s next city manager. Rudolph’s contact runs through June 30, 2023 and includes a base salary of $228,000, which is comparable to city manager salaries in the region. The complete benefits package can be found at


Wall of Recognition Honors Rocklin Contributors

Roy Ruhkala, the patriarch of the Rocklin Ruhkalas at over 90 years old, was front and center with multiple generations of his family at the unveiling of the Rocklin Wall of Recognition on Nov. 1 at Peter Hill Heritage Park. The Ruhkalas were joined by two other groups of honorees whose accomplishments were etched on the wall, including representatives of the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers and former long-time Rocklin City Manager Dr. Carlos Urrutia and his family.


Rocklin Ranked the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County

The City of Rocklin was recently named the Best Place to Raise a Family in Placer County based on research by, a website that ranks cities, neighborhoods and schools in various categories.

The Best Places to Raise a Family ranking takes into account factors including safety, access to family amenities, affordability and schools, with much of the data sourced from the U.S. census or Niche’s own research.