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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visitors to Ione, CA

Welcome to Ione “The Castle City, Gateway to the MotherLode.” Whether 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 gently 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.


home residents - of Ione, CA

Info for Residents

During these hot days of summer take care of yourself and neighbors, stay hydrated and check on neighbors who may be sensitive to the increase in temperature. All open burning has been suspended until further notice. 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.



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.




On August 3, 2021 the City Council approved the application for the Emergency Small Business Financial Assistance Grant Program.  This grant can be applied for by any small business in Ione that suffered economic losses due to Covid-19.  Each business can apply for this grant to cover operating expenses and working capital, furniture, fixtures and equipment, capital improvements or to pay off high interest credit card debt.  A business may apply up to an amount not to exceed $5,000.  See full application for all eligibility requirements.  Applications are due as soon as possible and will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.  The filing period will end on March 31, 2022.

Small Business Financial Assitance - Application

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Ione City News

Employment Opportunities

There are currently several openings at the City of Ione, please see the Employment Opportunites section for additional information

Draft Focused Zoning Code Update

The Draft Zoning Code Update is available for public review and input. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., Ione's Planning Commission will be reviewing the Focused Zoning Code Update and providing a recommendation to the City Council regarding its adoption.  This update streamlines the permitting and approval process for development projects, establishes objective standards for multifamily and mixed use residential development, addresses requirements of State law related to the permitting and approval process for various housing types, and revises the Zoning Code to remove inconsistencies and improve ease-of-use.  Community members and interested parties are welcome to attend the meeting and provide input on the Focused Zoning Code Update.

City Meetings

 City Council Meetings
December 7, 2021 5:30 PM-Special
December 7, 2021 6:00 PM
December 21, 2021 6:00 PM
 Planning Commission
December 14, 2021
 Parks and Recreation
  1. All meetings are held in the Ione City Council Chambers
  2. located at 1 Main St. Ione, CA unless otherwise noted.   


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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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