Alcohol has been banned on the American River and along the parkway between Hazel and Watt Avenues for this Saturday.
Sacramento’s Director of Regional Parks issued an alcohol restriction for July 13 in preparation for “Rafting Gone Wild.”
Last year, the event, which is organized by social media and word-of-mouth, resulted in multiple arrests for behavior and alcohol-related issues.
According to a release by Sacramento County, the Department of Regional Parks anticipates “similar unsafe circumstances” during this year’s event, and issued the alcohol ban.
Rangers, officers and deputies will be stationed along the river Saturday to help with enforcement.
In part because of events like “Rafting Gone Wild,” the Department of Regional Parks was granted the ability to declare alcohol bans along the river parkway outside of the normal holidays.