Who are the Friends of Folsom Parkways?

The Friends is a non-profit organization created 25 years ago in 1991 to serve as a steward of the parkways in Folsom. Over the years the Friends has provided assistance in determining areas to be included in the parkway system, financial assistance to improve the parkway, and worked with over 2,000 volunteers planting trees, building bridges, removing invasive plants, and other beautification efforts.

Our mission is to:

  • make the citizens of Folsom aware of the parkways,
  • raise funds for parkway development,
  • work to educate the community on parkway issues,
  • work to influence development proposals to the benefit of the parkways,
  • work to identify areas of Folsom worthy of inclusion in the parkway system.

The Friends encourage our members to connect to the parkway in many different ways; as an advocate, a volunteer, a mile steward, member recruiter, a sponsor, and/or a donor.

With the development of the area of Folsom south of US 50, the parkways there really need your help to ensure the parkways in Folsom continue to be the envy of the nation. Membership in the Friends runs from January 1 through December 31st of each year. Your support is most appreciated.

I appreciate your continued support of the Friends of Folsom Parkways.

Membership Renewal & New Member Recruitment Time

I would like to personally invite you to join or to renew your membership in the Friends of Folsom Parkways.
Thanking you in advance,

Jim Kirstein, President

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President Jim Kirstein
Vice President Lynn LePage
Treasurer Jim Ramstad
Secretary Jan O'Brien
Historian Carol Ramstad
Publicity Peggy Blair
Newsletter Editor Jim Kirstein
Membership Eric James

Board of Directors

Neil Kelly Dick Merz
Jim Konopka Jay O'Brien
Don Krueger Carol Ramstad
Barbara Leary Don Rose
Steven Zawid


Adopt a Creek & Trail Neil Kelly
Folsom Urban Forestry Ken Menzer
Grant Research Don Krueger
Membership Eric James
Parkways South of 50 Lynn LePage
Publicity Peggy Blair
Trails Jim Konopka