Gold Bug Park Wins Champion of the Community Award

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2017 / comments

[Wendy Thomas]

Gold Bug Park has done it again! Our local treasure has received the 2016 CHAMPION OF THE COMMUNITY AWARD by the California Park and Recreation Society! 

Of over 535 Districts, Gold Bug received this honor by its body of work and the extensive, vibrant volunteer base that supports it. 

Thousands of school children visit the park each year, and visitors from over 56 countries have enjoyed this historical peak into our past. 

Kudos to the amazing volunteers and City Staff that work diligently to support this incredible attraction!

Susan Panzieri Zito added, "It is still a huge honor for the Gold Bug Park Development Committee to be recognized statewide for the body of work it has accomplished in its 35+ years of existence. I'm proud and honored to be part of this group."


Gold Bug Park is located 1 mile north of Highway 50 on Bedford Avenue in Placerville, CA, at 2635 Gold Bug Lane.  

Park Entrance, Parking, Hiking and Picnic Areas

There is NO CHARGE for entrance into the park or for day use of picnic areas and trails. Parking is FREE.

Park Services Hours:
April thru October    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily
November thru March    12:00 noon to 4:00 PM Weekends Only
(These hours apply to Gold Bug Mine, the Hendy Stamp Mill, Hattie's Museum, and the Gift Shop. Be sure to arrive before 3:30 PM for your mine tour.....we close at 4 PM.)

Gold Bug Mine

Admission to Gold Bug Mine includes a self-guided audio tour, a hardhat, and admission to the museum, Hendy Stamp Mill and Blacksmith Shop.

Adults                                               $7.00
Youth (3 to 17 yrs.)                          $4.00
2 years and under                             Free
                  All persons under the age of 18 muct be accompanied by an adult.

Hendy Stamp Mill

Admission to the Hendy Stamp Mill and Blackmith Shop are included with your paid admission to Gold Bug Mine.

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