Western Gateway Park is the crown jewel of Penn Valley that has loyal fans of all ages. All 87 acres are open to the public and are filled with fun for individuals, families and groups. With facilities including a stage pavilion, picnic pavilions, large lawn areas, rustic amphitheater, and Buttermaker’s cottage; the park hosts many festivals, concerts and functions each year. These amenities also make the park an excellent venue for weddings, parties and fund raisers. For families it has playgrounds, picnic tables, barbecue pits, a swimming creek and more. For additional recreation, the park has 6 bocce balls courts, a highly rated disc golf course, 4 baseball fields, basketball court, horse shoe pits, tennis/picklleball courts, hand ball, walking paths and trails. It even has an off-leash dog park for Fido.
Use the links to the left to view our amenities and take the Virtual Tour of Western Gateway Park.
Click on Events & Calendar for a full listing, event details and links to event web pages. Upcoming events include:
Saturday, June 8. Animal Save Wag 'N' Walk. Begins with costumed dog parade.
Saturday, July 27. Sacramento Law Enforcement Memorial Motorcycle Run.
Saturday, Aug 24. Disc Golf "bring the Heat" tournament - TruLine Customes.
Saturday, Aug 24. Welcome Home Vets, Motorcycle run & BBQ in park.
Saturday, Aug 31. Praise in the Mountains.
Saturday, Sept 14-15. Two day Italian Festival and Bocce tournament.
Saturday, Oct 5. Rotary Fall Festival.
Pickleball. New Lines have been added to the three tennis courts for Pickleball play (east gate).
Bocce. 12 benches and a drinking fountain added at the Bocce courts (by main parking lot).
Covered Picnic Areas. Wheelchair accessible drinking fountains added at covered picnic areas 1 & 2, and at the main restrooms (main gate).
Dog Park. Fresh water; wheelchair accessible drinking fountain, hose bibs in each section, and sprinklers added (west gate).
Disc Golf Course. New graphic markers, enhancements to the course and 2 new drinking fountains added (main gate on the left).
Ball Fields. Stadium lights at the Little League field added allow for night games (main gate, over the creek).
Bocce Ball Courts
The bocce courts off the main circle remain popular in all seasons. Six benches have been added to each end of the courts by Boy Scout Troop #4. And a new water bubbler was put in by the Nevada County Italian Festival Committee. Bring your Bocce Ball set and come check out the courts.
The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset. When not reserved, all park facilities and amenities are free to the public and can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a fee and deposit required to reserve amenities such as the picnic pavilions and large stage pavilion. See the list to the left. Groups may wish to reserve large sections of the park to accommodate vendors and parking.
Check out the full Calendar for more information on events at the park.
Barn Owl released at park to keep the gopher population in check. You may spot owl boxes around the park.