Maidu Regional Park in Roseville

A few weeks ago, after a trip to the Douglas Blvd. Party City in Roseville to get some party supplies (that location is much larger than the one in Folsom) we decided to check out the nearby Maidu Regional Park, which is only a few blocks away. Maidu is the name of the native tribe that once lived in this area.

Maidu Park includes a Roseville branch library, community center, sports complex, skate park, and of course, a playground. This playground is definitely distinctive–it has an old western theme that is much more in depth than the Folsom City Lions Park as well as a lot of universally accessible features, as well as a couple not-so-universally-accessible features.

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July Crier

Happy July! The July Crier hit members’ email inboxes today. There’s lots of great info about the start of the new leadership term, camping with kids, summer safety and more. http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1a3a89bfd092ae8d1fca8d229&id=5c2c715816&e=7e093db953

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June Newsletter

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The June edition of the monthly Sierra Moms newsletter, The Crier, is here. Check it out!

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El Dorado Hills CSD Park

Our toddler playgroup went to CSD Park this week to check out the new rubber turf in the toddler play area. It’s really springy! But they did replace the sand play area with additional rubber turf. Apparently the sand required too much maintenance and was getting into too many places (like drains) that it shouldn’t.

This is a great first park for toddlers, especially with the large shade canopies and additional tree shade.

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B.T. Collins Park

BT Collins is pretty un-assuming from the street. It doesn’t have any shaded parking or even a dedicated parking lot. But it has a great amount of shade and is a tranquil oak-tree filled space once you walk up the small hill to the play structures (though if you forget something in the car and go back for it, the hill will suddenly seem a lot longer than it did the first time up…so check your diaper bag before you leave your car!). There are paved paths to the play structures for strollers. The toddler and big kid play structures are separated by more hillside, and if you keep hiking up the hillside from there you will find two hidden sand-volleyball courts just before the water tower and hiking trails.

Though the park is hilly overall, this park has a lot of space to run around without worrying about kids running in the street, and is surrounded by a lot of natural landscape that is hard to find in the middle of town available for public access (though watch out for rattlesnakes! they are native to Folsom).

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