Located on the east side of Sacramento, Rancho Cordova was incorporated in 2003 and is located along Highway 50, bordered by the American River Parkway and Mather Airport. Recognized with an All-American City Award by the National Civic League, Rancho Cordova is a community rich in history, recreation, and professional opportunity.
This lively city is home to many amenities, including the Sacramento State Aquatic Center. Conveniently located off Hazel Avenue and Highway 50, the center offers miles of flatwater famous for rowing, and is ideal for stand up paddle boarding, sailing, and canoeing. The nearby American River meanders through the area, attracting rafters and swimmers during the warm summer months.
The area features more than three dozen parks offering playgrounds, skate parks, tennis courts, amphitheater, dog parks, fishing lagoons, community pools, and walking trails. The recreation and park district also offers numerous programs for students of all ages.
The Rancho Cordova Sports and Event Center offers virtually every indoor sport. There is also the Sacramento Children’s Museum, an imaginative site and educational center for kids to explore, as well as the popular Nimbus Fish Hatchery with a nature trail along the American River.
Rancho Cordova is frequently named one of the region’s best places to work and is home to a plethora of small businesses and several Fortune 500 companies. The area is a hub for trade and private educational institutions, ranging from trucking schools and electrical contracting to computer training and fashion institutes.
Rancho Cordova is part of the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. Cordova High School offers an excellent athletic program with numerous alumni having launched successful careers in professional sports.
Community spirit and camaraderie runs high in Rancho Cordova. Considered the city’s signature event, the Fourth of July celebration includes fireworks, concerts, carnival, parade, kids’ zone, and spirit runs. “Free Friday Nights Out” continues to keep the summer months lively with a series of free open-air movies and concerts at the Village Green Park amphitheater.