Beckwourth Riverfront Park Complex is located on the Feather River in Marysville and is named in honor of James Pierson Beckwourth. The main road through it is Bizz Johnson Drive. The park complex features free boat launching facilities, softball fields, soccer fields, a golf driving range, a motocross and ATV course for off-road vehicles, a BMX track, restrooms, and a nature area. Jet skiing and water skiing are permitted. The park is named after James Beckwourth, an emancipated slave who discovered the lowest elevation pass through the Sierra Nevadas, leading the first wagon train (and ultimately thousands of immigrants) into Marysville in 1851 during a critical time of the town’s growth. Today, the park hosts concerts and sporting events that draw thousands of participants.