May 9, 2016

Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide day of outdoor play, offers a great excuse for families to get outside and rediscover everything our parks have to offer.


This year's event will be held at Newell Open Space Preserve, one of American Canyon's largest and most popular out...

April 11, 2016

Close your eyes and picture yourself having fun outdoors. What are you doing? Hiking? Playing a sport? Listening to your child giggle as she goes down the slide? No matter what your interests are, American Canyon has the park for you!


Here's a list of 25 fun things to...

February 10, 2016

American Canyon's landscape offers many beautiful outdoor spaces to photograph. Sunsets over the wetlands are spectacular. The old basalt and cement ruins are both beautiful and unique (note: the ruins are not open to the public, however they can be accessed via organi...

September 2, 2015

Hiking is a great way for families to stay active, and connect with nature. But, in a world of video games and instant gratification, nurturing a love of the outdoors can be challenging.  


Here are some ways to make hiking more fun for kids:



Avoid lon...

July 20, 2015


It's wild blackberry season in American Canyon, and they're ripe for the picking! Blackberry bushes have been spotted at Newell Open Space (near the picnic area) and Shenandoah Park (near the creek). 


But, you may have spotted a great blackber...

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