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ACRA shall maximize recreational opportunities for all residents of Amador County through sustaiinable planning, financing, facilities operations, and programs.


Founded in 2003, the Amador County Recreation Agency (ACRA) is a joint powers authority designed to meet the recreation needs of all Amador County residents and visitors. We create, maintain and develop recreation facilities and programs throughout the county.

Please help ACRA by taking our survey about park use in Amador County. We want to know what you want!

Here's just some of what we do:

Programs and Special Events

ACRA provides recreation programming for youth, adults, and families. We also host special events, such as the 49er Bypass Challenge and Sutter Creek Duck Race. ACRA also sets up fun zones at other events throughout the county, including the Amador County Fair and Black Bart Days.

Park Development and Maintenance

Download the Pine Grove Park Preliminary Plan and email us your feedback. NOTE: The preliminary map is a large PDF file (7.2MB) and may take a few moments to download.

ACRA maintains several parks throughout the county, including Lyons Park, Pioneer Park, and Fiddletown Park. The agency is also responsible for developing local parks and recreation facilities. Current renovation projects include River Pines Park and the Volcano Armory Hall, just to name a few. ACRA is also in the beginning stages of creating a regional trails plan.

Park Land Acquisition

ACRA is always looking for new places where Amador County residents and visitors can recreate. Generous property owners in the county have donated land to ACRA, which will preserved for public use in perpetuity.

ACRA would like to give a special thanks to Fred Joyce, who donated the 76 acres that is Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer to ACRA in February 2008. Flyer Dissemination

Flyer Dissemination

Having an event you want publicized? ACRA can get the word out by distributing your event flyer to more than 100 locations in the county for just $75! Flyers are distributed on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Flyers must be at the ACRA office the Wednesday before dissemination day.
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Rentals for Private Events

ACRA rents out its dunk tank, cotton candy machine and outdoor cinema equipment/crew for private events in the county and beyond. The dunk tank is available for $100 per day, plus $100 for optional delivery and pickup. The outdoor cinema equipment/crew is $1,000 per day within the county and $3,500 outside Amador. The cotton candy machine rents for $75 (cones and sugar not provided). Call ACRA for more information.

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»French Class
April 9-30 at ACRA
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»Duck Race
April 26 in Sutter Creek.
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»Bedbug Challenge
May 10 in Ione
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»Kennedy Mine BBQ
May 15 in Jackson
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»Fly Fishing Class
May 17-18 at the HUB
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1st and 3rd Monday at the Italian Picnic Grounds
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»British Soccer Camp
June 9-13 in Ione
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