The Laguna Creek Parkway contains a variety of paved and dirt trails along the flood control features of Laguna and Elk Grove Creeks. There are several segments of paths, with the longest unbroken section about 2.25 miles long. That segment takes users from the equestrian staging area on Waterman Road to parks, retail centers, residential neighborhoods, and currently ends at the north end of the Camden Lake. The trail provides great opportunities for exercise, serenity, or exploring nature.
Perennial marsh within the Laguna Creek corridor is characterized by tall, dense stands of vegetation such as tules, cattails, nutsedge, and smartweed. Non-native annual grasses are the dominant vegetation in this habitat and include species such as wild oats, soft chess, ripgut brome, barley, wild mustard, wild radish, and clover. The annual grasslands habitat also support populations of small mammals such as meadow vole, pocket gopher, and black-tailed jackrabbit, which attract predators such as red-tailed hawk, white-tailed kite, Swainson's hawk, coyote, and gopher snake.
The trail is being expanded and connected as development occurs and a major connection across highway 99 should be starting construction soon. The long term vision for the parkway is to connect to the Sacramento River Parkway Trail
and Folsom South Canal
to create a loop through southern Sacramento County.
In the trail's middle section, parking is available in Zimbelman Park (9191 Big Horn Boulevard). On its eastern end, parking is available in Hill Park (9380 Porto Rosa Drive) and off Waterman Road.