Earlier this week, I took an opportunity to revisit part of Sacramento, I frequented a great deal in my youth. William Land Park is as glorious as ever - A pleasant place to get fresh air and do a little strolling!
While in the park, I drove by the Zoo and Fairytale Town, the old familiar ponds, and amphitheater. Immediately adjacent to the amphitheater, is a delightful area with a sign, which reads, “WPA Rock Garden – Established 1940.”
In 1935, during the Great Depression, the WPA (Works Progress Administration), was established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The WPA provided work for many, who were out of work. Many projects in parks and other public lands around the country can be found labeled with WPA plaques, as testament to work provided by those employed during the era.
Just beyond the old WPA Rock Garden, with its delightfully planted trails, one of the park ponds had something new - a very large expanse of Water Lilies introduced about 3 years ago. And, they are a very large genus of Water Lily, with some leaves measuring about 2 feet across!
William Land Park is located at 3800 Land Park Drive - Sacramento.
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