Monday, August 17, 2009

Family Fun, the Fairytale Town Concert Series

would you believe the original photo also had their heads?
August 19 - Gates open at 5:30 pm, music begins at 6:00 pm
Get 2 tickets for the price of 1! Text "Fairytale" to 72737 and receive the voucher on your mobile phone. Last chance to bring a blanket and claim your spot on the lawn for great music. Special thanks to Capitol Public Radio.

Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
Sephardic Jewish music with a bluegrass undertone also described as Appalachian Jew3ish folk music with Brazilian, gypsy and Celtic influences. "Infectious strings and reeds that bubble with exuberance."

William Land Park
3501 Land Park Drive, Sacramento

AND says Garden Sprouts ...make sure you take the time to walk thru the WPA Rock Garden after the concert! It's across the street. No, not the zoo street, the other street, near the duck pond! Well, anyway, it's a botanical gem...parents will love the peace and the beautiful will love the paths!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

William Land Park and the WPA Rock Garden

One of my favorite places at the beautiful William Land Park is the WPA Rock Garden. The WPA (Works Project Administration) was a depression-era program to put people to work, and many of the projects were and are some of the most beloved places in the U.S. Timberline Lodge in Oregon's Mt. Hood is a great example. In Sacramento, we have our sweet rock garden. A recent article in the Sacramento Bee highlights the garden as part of that WPA era.
Daisy Mah, who tends the flower beds in Land Park's WPA Rock Garden, said the granite blocks used by the crews that built the garden have held up well."They used sturdy materials that will be here long after we're gone, and the designs they used were pleasing. It will be pleasing forever, really," Mah said.
The paths meander thru the rock lined for all ages...

with beautiful vistas, and places to sit...and places to get lost in...

...and friendly critters to show you around!

Read more about this great park and its many and varied activities for all members of the family in my write-up at