Parks & Recreation Services


The City of Jackson owns and operates four park facilities  to enhance recreation opportunities for citizens.  These vary from a plaza style gathering place  at the south end of the historic downtown Jackson area to an active recreation  park that includes the City’s municipal pool, a youth baseball diamond and play  structure.  The City is also working with  environmental agencies to open the 155 acre “Oro De Amador” property for public  recreational access.  The highlights of each facility is noted below.

The City also is a member of the Amador County Recreation  Agency (ACRA), a joint powers authority whose mission is "to maximize  recreation opportunities for all the people in all the areas of Amador County  by working collaboratively and thinking regionally."  Information  regarding recreation program opportunities can be found at their web site:  In addition, the City has also teamed with  the Amador Tennis Club to provide the Amador Junior Team Tennis league and other youth tennis opportunities.

2017 Pool Schedule and Swim Lesson Registration Form

Upcoming Recreational Activities offered by ACRA:


Detert Park:

Detert ParkDetert ParkThis 6.5 acre park is located along Highway 49/88 in the northern area of the City. 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.


Petkovich Park:

Petkovich Park

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.



Tailing Wheels Park:

Tailing Wheels ParkTailing Wheels ParkHome to the historic Kennedy  Tailing Wheels, these engineering marvels were used to move tons of waste rock from the Kennedy Gold Mine to a tailingsarea on theother side of a ridge where they were impounded to prevent silting and pollution of waterways and  downstream agricultural areas.  Built in  1912, two of the original four tailing wheels stand today. The park includes a kiosk explaining how the system worked, picnic tables and many viewing points for the tailing wheels and scenic  vistas in the area.


Gold Ridge Park:

Gold Ridge ParkGold Ridge Park

This pocket-style park was built as part of a new subdivision in 2002 and 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.

City Meetings

City Council
2nd & 4th Mondays
at 7pm

Planning Commission
Every 3rd Monday
at 6:30pm



Site Plan Review Committee
Every Thursday
at 10 am
(but only as needed)

Design Review

1st & 3rd Tuesdays
at 3 pm
(but only as needed)

Accessibility Board
of Appeals

As Needed

Cemetery Committee
Every 2nd
Wednesday at 10 am