The Heart of the Gold Country



Amador County Recreation Agency maintains several parks throughout the county, including Lions Park, Pioneer Park, and Fiddletown Park. The agency is also responsible for developing local parks and recreation facilities.Renovation projects included River Pines Park and the Volcano Armory Hall. ACRA is also in the beginning stages of creating a regional trails plan.

The Tribal Council of Jackson Rancheria has undertaken a county-wide park renovation plan. Already completed are Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer, two parks in Volcano and Detert Park in Jackson. Next is Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. The community is invited to participate by bringing bottled waters, sandwiches for lunch, writing a check, or getting your hands dirty and help with the work.

A complete listing of parks, private and public, is available in our visitor guide, which can be requested by clicking the link below.

Pet friendly park with a play set, basketball court and volleyball net. Perfect for the whole family. Restrooms and water are available. 

This 6.5 acre park is located along Highway 49/88 in the northern area of the City of Jackson. Facilities include the Jackson City Pool, which is open to the public for recreational swimming and lessons from June through Labor Day weekend. 

The park also includes John Aime Field, a baseball diamond used primarily for youth baseball games, one tennis court, a new playground structure for kids age 2 to 12 and lots of shaded, grassy picnic areas for public and private gatherings.

Family fun park with play structures, tennis courts, picnic tables, water, and toilets. Pets are welcome.
Fiddletown Road and Jibboom Street
Fiddletown,  CA

This pocket-style park built in 2002 includes picnic tables, a half-court basketball court and a play structure.  The park also includes incredible views of the City.  Access to the park is from Alpine Street, opposite the intersection with Michelle Court.


A multi-use recreational complex including a covered Equestrian multipurose arena, stables & corrals, amphitheater, rodeo arena, picnic grounds, soccer fields.

Italian Society Park is open year-round. The Italian Society Park has a play structure, water, restrooms, and close to stores. 

Lions Park is fun for the whole family! This pet friendly park is located on Church Street, 5 miles outside of Sutter Creek. Restrooms are available.

Milos Sharkey Begovich Park has a play structure, water, and restrooms. Open year-round. 
Main St
Plymouth, Ca

Located in Sutter Creek, Minnie Provis Park has swing sets and plenty of grass for running around, as well as a popular baseball diamond and bleachers. Restrooms and water are available. 

Located on 7 wooded acres in Pioneer.  Ball field, snack bar, restrooms, tennis courts, and disc gof course.
Woodfern Dr.
Pioneer, CA


Located near historic downtown Jackson, Petkovich is a gathering place for visitors to the downtown area and has public rest rooms available. It is the location of the original volunteer fire department bell used at one time for emergency call outs.
At the initersection of Broadway and Water Street

Pine Grove Community Park is on Highway 88 across the street of the historic Pine Grove Town Hall. It is open year round, has picnic tables, BBQ grills, playground, water,and bathrooms. No dogs allowed. Pine Grove Park is available for rental and special events.


Pioneer Park, on Buckhorn Ridge Road, is a community park with facilities for baseball, basketball, playground, and bathrooms. Dogs are not allowed. No overnight camping.



Small park on west side of Hwy 49 near Far Horizons 49er Village.

A somewhat hidden vista point along Highway 88, Shot Rock Vista sits toward the west of the Armador Ranger District in the Eldorado National Forest.  Offering picnicking facilities, the site provides access to some fantastic scenic views.
Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters)
Tiger Creek Reservoir, also known as Tiger Creek Afterbay, is popular for fishing and hiking. The elevation is 2,400 feet. Species of fish, rainbow trout,and brown trout. Picnic areas,swimming, hiking, no boats.
Open year round. The facility is operated by PG&E.

Train Park is the home of the famous Iron Ivan. Old No.7 was the last steam locomotive to operate over the Amador Central Railroad between Ione and Martell. Originally built for the Mc Cloud River Railroad in 1901, it is a Baldwin 2-6-2 number 8 Prairie type locomotive and is a fine example of one of the early steam locomotives produced by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

The park provides a play structure, swings, and picnic tables

Train Park
1 Main Street
Ione, CA
(behind City Hall)
Gateway to Jackson, Vista Park is on Highway 49/88. The park overlooks the historic Kennedy Mine property and headframe and the city of Jackson. Open year-round, Vista Point is a popular place for relaxation, lunch or snacks at the picnic tables, historic information, the glorious vista, and in the spring, an explosion of daffodils.
Volcano City Park is a great place to take the family for a picnic, and look at the beautiful scenery. 
Main St
Volcano, CA