Exploring WPA Rock Garden

| August 28, 2012 | 4 Comments


So we all know that William Land Park is Sacramento’s hot spot for families with the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, pony rides, a duck pond, playground, play pool, and picnic areas galore. But…did you know that there is a HIDDEN TREASURE as well? The WPA Rock Garden sits undiscovered by most visitors.

Right next to the Fairytale Town parking lot and on the way to the duck pond, is this unique garden that is ideal for running around, playing hide and seek, and discovering nature.

Although it is relatively small, you can’t see the entire garden from any one spot…and so you don’t always know what is around the corner!

The winding and sloping paths are sprinkled with decomposed granite, small steps and even rock “benches”.  Many different and unusual types of plants and flowers live in this garden and my kids just love to check them out!  What they always beg to have time for, though, is a game of hide and seek!

Check it out on it’s own or combine it with one of your other favorite William Land Park attractions. If you were to ask my kids, they would tell you this is one of their FAVORITE SPOTS in all of Sacramento!

















WPA Rock Garden
William Land Park
15th Ave off of Land Park Dr
Across from Fairytale Town/next to Amphitheater

Open sunrise to sunset

For a little history on the WPA Rock Garden and the horticulturist who took over the care of it, Daisy Mah, click here.

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Written by Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard is the creator and editor of SacramentoSidetracks.com. She has a passion for finding adventures with her three kids. As a native Southern Californian, she has been exploring Sacramento for the last ten years, happily finding hidden treasures and sharing a firsthand perspective with fellow parents.

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  2. OMG I love it and the kids in the picture are just adorable, looks like educational and fun and the best part the kids going to sleep goof after running up and down the stairs all day!

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