One of the things that I like best about living in the Sacramento neighborhood of Land Park is the fact I can walk along our tree-canopied streets to just about anywhere. I walk not only to typical places such as restaurants, gift shops, boutiques, the Land Park Tower Theatre or Taylor's Market, but we have our very own William Land Park, which boasts over 11 acres of gently rolling grassy hills and a golf course, jogging trails, ponds, baseball field, an abundance of trees, picnic areas and more.
Tucked away on the southeastern side of the lake is a hidden treasure often passed by, the WPA Rock Garden. The 3/4 acre, established 69 years ago, is tended by Daisy Mah. The garden is filled with trees, plants and flowers, most of which are indigenous to California, and features a walking path that winds through the garden. Here are a few photos (more to come later) that I hope you will enjoy enough to make your own special trip to the William Land Park WPA Rock Garden:
Note the bee in this first photo:
Ready for more? Here is Part 2 of the Rock Garden in Land Park, Sacramento.
Here is Part 3 of the Rock Garden in Land Park, Sacramento.
Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, columnist for The New York Times-owned About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout Sacramento. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you.
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