Sacramento mom Jeannie Hanson highlights a favorite family destination and shares other kid friendly activities in Sacramento. Thanks, Jeannie!
One of the loveliest spots in Sacramento is William Land Park. Centrally located, huge trees providing shade in the summer, and enough amenities to satisfy most anyone. For sporty types there is a golf course, baseball and fishing (yes, fishing!), for artsy folk there’s an amphitheater and the annual Shakespearean Festival, for children there’s Funderland (an old-fashioned ride on the rails), the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town (complete with Farmer McGregor’s garden, Jack’s house, Humpty Dumpty’s wall and regularly scheduled children’s plays). For nature lovers it’s the duck pond and, my favorite, the WPA Rock Garden. This little 1 acre garden consists of 35 granite-lined beds that contain a beautiful and diverse mix of trees, shrubs and perennials. From the street it looks like a nice shrub border, but enter this world and you’re transported. Artists and photographers often spend the day here and for parents with kids it’s a delight…the kids love to run the paths and the parents get to set a spell and admire the view.