The park, dotted with ancient oaks and bordered on two sides by the American River, is home to the renowned Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Walk among reconstructed Maidu Indian homes or hit a bucket of golf balls at the award-winning Ancil Hoffman golf course.
Visiting California’s seat of government is a memorable experience enhanced by a guided tour of the historic State Capitol. After the re-opening of the restored California State Capitol in 1982, California State Parks began offering tours of both the historic State Capitol building and Capitol Park.
Governor Hiram Johnson enlisted the help of the states' schoolchildren in 1914 to create a section of Capitol Park that would represent some of California's diverse natural environment. He appealed to youngsters living in each of the state's 58 counties to identify and donate common trees and shrubs from their geographic region for Capitol Park. Today this area of the park preserves several native species that were once common in California's natural world, but are scarce today.
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Northern California’s destination skate park, Granite Skate Park is a 45,000 sq. ft. facility, one of the largest skate parks in the country. The park was designed by award winning skate park designer Wally Hollyday, who included input from local skaters.
Park Description At nearly 80 acres, Hagan Community Park is the largest park within CRPD. It is also located adjacent to the American River Parkway, providing quick access to natural walking and biking trails and eco-friendly commuter routes to downtown Sacramento.
I nternational World Peace Rose Gardens (IWPRG) is a catalyst for peace in diverse communities around the world. The nonprofit organization was incorporated in 1988 for the purpose of creating beautiful rose gardens for peace on public, accessible sites.
After his death, a group of citizens formed the Charles C. Jensen Botanical Garden, Inc Committee to preserve the garden. Their fund raising efforts were successful and the garden became the property of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District in 1976.
Welcome to Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park After a 14-year, $22 million restoration and rehabilitation, the Mansion is now open to the public as a museum. It also serves the citizens of California as the state’s official reception center for leaders from around the world.
The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum is open most weekdays and weekends to the general public, and weekdays by appointment for school field trips. Costumed schoolmarms and school masters are available to tell about school life in 19th century California, and sometimes even lead visitors in a lesson.
Today, the Old Sacramento Historic District covers the area between the river frontage and Interstate 5, between I Street and the Capitol Mall. The State Historic Park comprises about a third of the total acreage of the district including half of the waterfront, a large grassy area and railroad features.
Old Sugar Mill Originally built in 1934 as an operating beet sugar refinery, the Old Sugar Mill now hosts fifteen unique wineries offering varietals from all over Northern California. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sangiovese are just a few of the featured wines.
Volunteers provide vital support throughout the museum, assisting with special events and museum programs, and lending a helping hand to staff behind-the-scenes. From teenagers to seniors; science novices to science professionals, it takes all types to make us a Powerhouse.
Raging Waters Sacramento is the perfect destination for families of all ages! Located in the heart of the city, Raging Waters Sacramento features more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages.
River Bend Park is one of Sacramento’s oldest county parks. A long central road paralleling the river links you to this park’s many recreation facilities. Wild turkeys and deer rustle in the grass beneath young oaks, while the bright green, carefully cared-for picnic area is a delicious place to stop for lunch.
The River Walk Park is a paved trail that goes along the west bank of the Sacramento River. Between the trail and the river are many picnic areas. Along the trail itself are many educational signs that talk about the settlement of Sacramento, as well as the natural habitat of the river.
The Sacramento Zoo is a nonprofit, educational organization proudly accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We strive to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, recreation and conservation.
The bridge is maintained by the California Department of Transportation as part of State Route 275 and connects West Capitol Avenue and Tower Bridge Gateway in West Sacramento with the Capitol Mall in Sacramento. In 1982, the Tower Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places.