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The WPA Rock Garden in William Land Park

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After a couple of rainy weekend days, it felt good to see the sun shining once again today.  I took a drive to William Land Park, to visit the WPA Rock Garden which dates back to 1940.  Originally, the garden was a WPA project started near the end of the Great Depression.

In addition to the Rock Garden, William Land Park has a 9 hole golf course, a zoo, Fairy Tale Town, and many picnic areas and ponds.  It consists of 160 acres.

For those interested in visiting, the address is 3800 William Land Park Drive, Sacramento.  

For more information on the Rock Garden, you can visit:

Exploring the WPA Rock Garden in William Land Park


WPA Rock Garden - Sacramento

WPA Rock Garden - Sacramento

WPA Rock Garden - Sacramento

WPA Rock Garden - Sacramento

WPA Rock Garden

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Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature
  

Comments(12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Myrl - I find it incredible the number of WPA projects that are in use today and benefitting many communities across the country.  Yes, these things matter and make a difference.  

Apr 15, 2024 07:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Michael Jacobs - Yes, they do.  In nearby Fair Oaks, there is a library built by the WPA.  In my younger years, I'd see things around town, but hadn't realized who provided them.  Once I started reading the WPA recognition plaques, etc., I was astonished at the history associated with the projects, and how many there were.

Apr 15, 2024 07:24 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s funny that something like a rock can make you feel such a serenity overall your surroundings so quickly. It’s beautiful!

Apr 15, 2024 11:50 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Myrl. You photos tell it all. Those who are in your area should take the time to take a stroll. Enjoy your day.

Apr 16, 2024 04:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh my goodness, Myrl... what a beautiful place... and the photos are beautiful, too!

Apr 16, 2024 04:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl 9 holes of golf is all I play so this golf course would be perfect for me.

Apr 16, 2024 01:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Myrl- I love your little road trips!!! Your photos are beautiful!

Apr 16, 2024 08:00 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Laura Cerrano - When I see rocks in the landscape, I think of stability and longevity.  Flowers sprout, bloom, and die, but rocks never do.  

Wayne Martin - I try to visit the Rock Garden at least once every couple years or so.  It's near the area of Sacramento where I grew up.  But, about 10 miles from my current home.

Nina Hollander, Broker - It really is a special place to visit.

Apr 17, 2024 01:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

George Souto - I hadn't realized until my latest visit that William Land Park only had a 9 hole golf course.  I always thought it was a full 18.  As you may know, I'm not a golfer.

Kathy Streib - I've been feeling a little pent up lately.  I need to go on a road trip a little further than home.  But, these local views have been nice too.

Apr 17, 2024 01:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. This is a good destination to share with area residents and visitors.

Apr 17, 2024 01:14 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - your California WPA Rock Garden at William Land Park is so gorgeous! All of the plants you photographed are so healthy looking and beautiful! I love the combinations, colors, and how it was well planned out and designed. 

This is something every garden lover should see. Thank you for sharing. I am in awe!!!

May 02, 2024 11:31 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - I came back to look at the beautiful gardens you posted. Wouldn't those make amazing and very challenging jigsaw puzzles or paintings! I could fall in love in the WPA Rock Garden so easily!

May 27, 2024 03:37 AM