On October 4th, 2014, the City of Folsom proudly opened Phase I of The Johnny Cash Trail – a 1.2-mile segment of Class I bike trail that connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully inspired by the architecture of nearby Folsom Prison. With the bike trail infrastructure in place, the City of Folsom plans to create a world-class linear public art experience that will celebrate and honor the legendary Johnny Cash, his music, and his history with the City of Folsom.
Along the trail, eight larger-than-life public art pieces will tell the story of Johnny Cash, his connection to Folsom Prison, and his epic musical career. Visitors will have an opportunity to enrich the experience using smartphone apps and audio designed to bring each art piece to life as it incorporates Cash’s music, historical documentary information, and interactive elements.
The trail includes plans for a 3 acre park featuring an amphitheater and a 3-dimensional 40-foot landmark sculpture of the Man in Black. Johnny Cash Legacy Park will be located at the corner of East Natoma Street and Folsom Lake Crossing.
The park will incorporate interpretive and educational elements about Johnny Cash, his band the Tennessee Three, and the At Folsom Prison album. It will also include a small amphitheater, educational spaces, traditional park amenities, and connection to the Johnny Cash Trail and Bike/Pedestrian Over-crossing.
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Sneak a peek at the plans and designs for the Johnny Cash Trail & Legacy Park.
Learn more about Folsom, and all the city has to offer.
Be a part of the ultimate art experience and tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash. The Folsom Arts Association is accepting contributions in order to complete the trail, park, and art installations that pay homage to one of America’s most inspirational musical figures.
Johnny Cash Trail
50 Natoma St
Folsom, CA 95630