Antelope is a census-designated place in Sacramento County, California, United States located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Sacramento and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Roseville. The population was 45,770 at the 2010 census.
In the late 1800s, Antelope was the only significant settlement in the Center Township, an area bounded on the North by the Placer county line, on the East by what is now Sunrise Blvd., on the South by the American River, and on the West by the line along 20th St in Rio Linda south to Ethan Way in the Arden-Arcade area. The population of the entire township in 1880 was about 400 people. Many of the railroad workers made their homes here and eventually stayed permanently. Gradually, workers left the area and Antelope became just another small community with little business.
On April 28, 1973, Antelope consisted of a post office, general store and a half-dozen homes - a place hardly worthy of notice. However, at 8:03 a.m., a rail car loaded with aircraft bombs exploded in the southern part of the Central Pacific Roseville switch yard destroying the general store and damaging most of the homes. This event changed Antelope forever - it basically was blown away.
What is known as Antelope today mostly began as a planned community in the late 1980s. It consisted of mainly single-family homes and apartments. Due to the relative newness of the community, most homes are new and the area is well planned out. Antelope received its own postmark and recognition as a community by the U.S. Postal Service on 1 July 1994.
Parks in Antelope are under the jurisdiction of the Sunrise Parks and Recreation District as well as the North Highlands Parks and Recreation District.
Tetotom Park is located on the corner of Don Julio Blvd and North Loop Dr in Antelope near Antelope Crossing Middle School. It consists of a plastic playground, 2 tennis courts, a volleyball court, a multipurpose field, and a baseball diamond. It also contains four barbecues and every year is the host of a fireworks festival on the 2nd, 3rd and/or 4 July, with bands playing too.
Pokelma Park is located on Quiet Knolls Drive off of Elverta Road(behind WinCo Foods). It consists of a plastic playground, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, and a baseball diamond.
Lone Oak Park is at Elverta and Gray Mare Way, located directly next to Center High School, with a gate for students to enter from the park. It consists of a plastic playground updated with First 5 Grant money in 2009, swings with handicap access, a baseball field, a soccer field, with many benches and trees to sit under.
Blue Oak Park is located at Big Cloud and Heathston Ct, behind Bel-Air Market (Big Cloud leads to a dead end at Old Walerga, which is blocked by a fence from both the park and Big Cloud). It consists of multiple plastic playground and a big, grassy field. There are no restrooms.
This park is located at Meadow Hawk and Tourmaline Way, which is in a neighborhood between Center High School and McClellan High School off Watt Ave. It is almost hidden to the public, behind some houses and the offskirts of a golf course (which is blocked by a huge fence). You cannot actually see the park from the streets, just the paved bike path and a big gate, which is closed and locked at night. The park contains one half-court basketball court. It is located directly next to Dry Creek, and on the other side of the creek lies Gibson Ranch. This park is not operated by Sunrise Parks and Recreation District. Locals call it hidden park.
Antelope Community Park is mainly known as The Park of Dreams, which is the name listed on a painted wall in front of the park. It is located at 8012 Palmerson Drive, in between a huge dirt field and the local fire-station. The park formerly consisted of a wooden playground, now has been replaced with a plastic and metal playground offering several unique play-sets. The park has a trail through the dirt field and many benches in the 34 acres (140,000 m2) park.
Antelope Station Park is a park for the youngest children. Contains one small play set, a garden and some benches. It is located at 6306 Outlook Drive.
Almond Grove is located at 7691 Eagle Point Way. It's just a 4.5-acre (18,000 m2) field with no playsets.
Firestone park is a 7.5-acre (30,000 m2) park located at 5415 Poker Lane near Olive Grove Elementary School. It consists of a baseball diamond, 2 basketball courts, a multipurpose field, a soccer field, benches, bike racks, BBQ and covered picnic tables. The park has children's playsets.
Roseview Park is a 7-acre (28,000 m2) park located at 5848 Ridgepoint Drive. It consists of one play area, a BBQ, a garden area, a baseball diamond and a basketball court
The following a list of the schools serving Antelope: