1 - Castle City

Things To Do

Ione is the Castle City

Built on top of a hill looking over our city is Preston Castle a national historic landmark built in Romanesque Revival architecture in 1890. Open for tours and special events.

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2 - Golf

Things To Do

Castle Oaks Golf Club

Castle Oaks Golf Club is one of Northern California's premier public courses and a Golf Digest "Places to Play", 4-Star rated course. The 18-hole, Par 71 championship course includes a driving range, restaurant, and snack shack.

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3 - Equestrian Complex

Things To Do

Equestrian Complex

The Ed Hughes Memorial Arena is the City of Ione's Multi-Purpose, covered arena. It is available for all outdoor activities year round, rain or shine.

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Historic Main Street

Historic Main Street

Ione's historic Main Street stretches several blocks. Boutiques, restaurants and cafes make Main Street a popular shopping and browsing destination for both visitors and residents. Business and retail opportunities are available; parties interested in Ione's downtown commercial and historic district can contact Ione's City Manager.


home residents - of Ione, CA

Welcome Spring!  The flowers are blooming and trees are budding the winter clean up of leaves and pruning is in full swing.  If you will be burning your garden waste a burn permit is required, the form is available online on the fire departments link or at City Hall.  Watch out for rattle snakes keep yards free of refuse piles where they hide and nest.  If you need assistance with snake removal call 9-1-1 the City of Ione Fire Department has the protective gear and equipment to safely remove a potential threat to your health. If you need to report a concern or request information you can click on Report/Request link at the bottom of this page for assistance.  You are an important part of our community and can address the City Council with any concerns at the regularly scheduled meetings held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.


visitors to Ione, CA

Welcome to Ione “The Castle City, Gateway to the MotherLode.” Weather you are stopping by or staying you will be enchanted by our charming town.  Get out and take a look around!  Play a round of golf at Castle Oaks Golf Club, tour the historic Preston Castle or take your bike through the gentle rolling hills you will find unique shops and eateries in our town.  Parking is easily accessible at our park and ride located on the North end of Sacramento St.  Our 100 acre park, Howard Park, offers endless outdoor recreation opportunities.  With play structures, a skate park, frisbee golf, baseball fields, soccer fields equestrian center you can enjoy the great outdoors.   We want you to enjoy your time here in Ione, for any questions or concerns please click on the Report/Request option at the bottom of the page or if it is during business hours please contact City Hall at 209-274-2412.

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Have A Happy and Safe Forth of July!


City of Ione Fire Department Fireworks Safety



The City of Ione has a “No questions asked” policy for anyone who turns in illegal fireworks. If you see someone using illegal fireworks call 9-1-1 and report the incident and location of where and who is using them. Severe injuries or death are caused each year by the use of illegal fireworks or misuse of safe and sane fireworks. Parents are liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children using fireworks. The City of Ione Fire Department recommends the following tips for Safe and Sane Fireworks usage:

*All legal fireworks in California are called Safe and Sane Fireworks, and shall remain on the ground, they shall not be thrown or placed in an elevated position or altered in anyway.

*All Safe and Sane Fireworks must bear the California State Fire Marshal's seal.

* An adult over the age of 18 years must be present when Safe and Sane fireworks are being used by children. *Safe and Sane Fireworks may be sold only from June 28 to 12:00pm July 5. *Fireworks may only be used on the 4th of July in the City of Ione

*Always have a bucket of water to dispose of fireworks - don’t place them in the garbage until the next day, and assure they are soaked with water. *Always have a hose connected to water available in case of fire.

*It is illegal to sell, give or deliver dangerous fireworks to anyone less than 18 years of age.

*It is illegal to point or throw a dangerous firework into a crowd or at people. *The sale or transfer of Safe and Sane Fireworks may only occur at a fixed place of business which is licensed and permitted to sell Safe and Sane Fireworks.

*If fireworks explode or leave the ground, it is illegal in California. *Do not use fireworks near dry grass or other flammable materials, stay in the driveway or street area with our drought issues stay away from dry lawn areas.

*Do not use fireworks while under a canopy, covered balcony, covered patio or under a tree or bushes.

*Never attempt to relight or "fix" fireworks.

*Failure to comply may result in confiscation, citation and prosecution.

Upcoming Events

June 4
Ione Jr High 8th Grade Promotion
Ione Jr. High 6:00PM

June 5
Argonaut & Amador Graduation
Argonaut 8:00PM, Amador 7:30PM

June 12
Welcome for our New City Manager
3:30-6:00PM Ione Fire Station #2

June 20
"Night Under the Stars"
5:30 no-host bar, 6:30 dinner Preston Castle


City Meetings

June 2 - City Council

June 9 - Planning Commission

June 16 - City Council

June 23 - Parks and Recreation

The City of Ione, California

The City of Ione is nestled in the beautiful oak covered foothills in the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting with oak trees and farmlands, and the family-oriented atmosphere of this medium-sized city.

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