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Folsom

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Orangevale (All Parks)

Norma Hamlin Park

5624 Snipes Blvd, Orangevale

Tucked away behind Madison and Main, not far from Folsom this park has a small old-fashioned play structure. Behind the park is a large amount of open space, trails, and an old barn. (This park was formerly called Snipes Pershing Park)

(Photo by Keith T.)

Palisades Park

9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale

This park, behind an elementary school, right on the border of Folsom (near Greenback & Madison) has a soccer field and tennis courts. No play structures separate from the elementary school.

Approx 10 minutes from central Folsom

(Photo by Google Earth)

Pecan Park

5945 Pecan Avenue, Orangevale

This beautiful park lined with mature oak trees recently (2014) got some bad press because of an off leash dog mauling another dog. But, it does offer soccer fields, basketball and tennis and nice picnic benches. No play structure.

(Photo by Mark B.)

Almond Park

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5901 Almond Avenue, Orangevale

 

This large park has two play-structures and swings. The smaller one has been replaced in the past few years and has rubber turf, and is on the larger side for an under-five play structure. The play area for older kids is over wood chips and has very tall slides and standard play equipment and lots of room. The grassy area at this peaceful and spacious neighborhood park is huge as well.

(Photo by Kirk T.)

Orangevale Community Park

Filbert & Oak Avenue, Orangevale

Features two different play structures—one for smaller kids and a pretty big one for the older kids. Has 4 or 5 slides, and one very tall one. Also has 2 toddler swings and 2 regular swings. There are nature areas and paths around this park as well. Yelp reviewers complain of vandalism at this park.

(Photo by Uncle Vinny)

Sundance Park

13120 Fair Oaks Blvd, Orangevale

This park, not far from the Sunrise Mall, has a playground, soccer fields and tennis courts.

Approx 16 minutes from central Folsom

(Photo by Google Earth)

Orangevale Parks List (not detailed, just addresses)

 

Rancho Cordova Area (Selected Parks)

Including Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Mather, La Riviera, & Rosemont

Mather Lake Regional Park

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4103 Eagles Nest Rd, Mather CA

This park bordering Mather Lake features two colorful playgrounds that are on the larger side (one tot and one for older kids). Also a good place to see vernal pools in the spring.

Approx 22 min from central Folsom

$5 Parking fee required year round. Don’t forget to pick up a parking pass so you don’t get an expensive ticket!

(photo by Juee R.)

Prospect Hill Park

1184 Prospect Hill Drive, Gold River CA

This seven acre park is five minutes past the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, and offers a large play structure with multiple tunnel slides and curved climbing walls.

Approx 16 minutes from central Folsom

(Photo Courtesy of Cordova Recreation and Park District)

Riviera East Park

9580 Mira Del Rio Dr, La Riviera

This park is off Bradshaw Rd.

Approx 20 min from central Folsom

(Photo Courtesy of Cordova Recreation and Park District)

Henley Park

9343 Henley Way, Rosemont

The park is small but clean, and includes a play area and grassy field.

(Photo Courtesy of Cordova Recreation and Park District)

Rancho Cordova‘s parks & rec department has a list (with pictures) of all their parks with links to descriptions.

Fair Oaks (All Parks)

Miller Park

4641 Kenneth Ave, Fair Oaks

The play structure is very simple but the younger kids find it very entertaining. Super spacious and well kept. There are many olive trees with knotted trunks and squirrels everywhere. Warn kids that playing near hot coals left on park bbq’s isn’t a good idea, to prevent burns.

(Photo by Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District)

(Fair Oaks) Village Park

4238 Main St, Fair Oaks

A beautiful park with large heritage oak trees and a fairly run of the mill playground with slides, monkey bars, baby and regular swings, and a sandbox. One unique thing about this park is that it has chickens running wild. You may even find them roosting on the play equipment or begging for food. Warn your little ones that some chickens can be aggressive so they don’t get pecked! This park is also home to Fair Oak’s summer concerts series, and is right next to a quaint shopping district.

(Photo by Sally Dunbar)

Fair Oaks Park

11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

The playground has about 4 different slides, 2 bridges, 2 different sets of swings for toddlers and big kids, a large sandbox and plenty of grass (with a soccer field and baseball diamonds). Yelp reviews warn of the potential presense of shady characters at this park.

(Photo by Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District)

Phoenix Park

9050 Sunset Ave, Fair Oaks

Lots of open green spaces, two small playgrounds, basball diamonds and hiking trails to see vernal pools in the spring. Expect to do some walking to get to the play structures.

(Photo by Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District)

Little Phoenix Park

9041 Phoenix Ave, Fair Oaks

This neighborhood park has a small playground and a picnic area.

(Photo by Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District)

Montview Park

4401 Minnesota Ave, Fair Oaks

This park has a small playground and a large green lawn great for throwing down a picnic blanket.

(Photo by Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District)

Fair Oaks Parks & Rec list of parks (with map). Detail pages are available from the menus on that page.

Citrus Heights Area

Including Citrus Heights, Antelope, Carmichael, McClellan, & North Highlands

 

Tupelo Park

7350 Roseville Road, Foothill Farms

One of the last remaining old-fashioned wood and metal playgrounds in the area. It includes all metal slides (even a metal tunnel slide!). Keep in mind metal slides can get very hot (moreso than plastic slides) in direct sunlight, so use common sense and check how hot the slides are before use.

Approx 31 min from central Folsom, in the Foothill Farms area.

(Photo by Sunrise Recreation and Park District)

Freedom Park

Review

3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan

This park is right next to the aerospace museum, and the playground is actually shaped like a rocket-ship. This park also has a space-themed sprayground.

Approx 29 minutes from Central Folsom. In North Highlands area west of Citrus Heights

(Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks)

Madera Park

8046 Wonder Street, Citrus Heights

a 16 acre grassy park with big trees, and a partially fenced play area. The play area includes a mix of older metal climbing items, swings, and modern plastic play structures with a log cabin theme. Trees provide shade on the play structures and swings at some times of day.

Approx 24 min from central Folsom.

(Photo by Sunrise Recreation and Park District)

Antelope Community Park

Review

8012 Palmerson Drive, Antelope

This park features bright and colorful play equipment that is different than your average local park, with almost a children’s carnival theme. Notable equipment includes a polyhedron with a 3d spider-web inside made of rope, four person see saw, triple slide, and colorful vertical grid to climb.

Approx 35 min from central Folsom.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Eugene H. Ahner (Manzanita) Park

Review

5499 Manzanita Ave, Carmichael

Two play structures with bright red and blue paint, and lots of roof towers on the structure creating partial shade, as well as mature trees and lots of grass surrounding the play area that may provide shade at some times of day.

Approx 25 min from central Folsom.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Gibbons Park

Review4701 Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

17.5 acre park with almond & olive trees, two play structures, one for toddlers, and a large colorful one for older kids, a red tire-swing, sit-in jeep structure, sand pit, see-saw worm, and rockers.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Bird Track Park

Pheasant Rd at Quail Rd, Carmichael

A small neighborhood/mini park just west of Fair Oaks with a play structure remnicent of Cinderella’s carriage.

Approx 20 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Sally Dunbar)

Carmichael Park

5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael

A 38 acre developed community park. Although the play structure for older kids is worth a visit too, and there are plenty of other ammenities such as disc golf, this park may be particularly approachable for younger toddlers with rubber-turf and a large play area with toddler sized slides and tunnels and games.

(Photo by Carmichael Recreation and Park District)

Greenback Woods Park

Photos6855 Flaming Arrow Drive, Citrus Heights

A 4.3 acre park with a large expanse of play area. The picture may not show this clearly, but there is a pirate ship play structure similar to Erven Park in Roseville.

Approx 23 min from centaral Folsom.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Roseview Park

Photos5848 Ridgepoint Drive, Antelope

Seven acre park with two play structures with climbing tunnels, a tunnel slide with windows, and other standard play equipment.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Lone Oak Park

Photos3425 Elverta Road, Antelope

A 12.9 acre park with two colorful play structures including a tunnel that looks like a fish tail, a chair swing, baby and regular swings, and other fun and “accessible playground” elements. And a shade canopy.

(Photo by Sunrise Recreation District)

Antelope Station Park

6306 Outlook Drive, Antelope

Kids who love trains will especially like this park. This 1.84-acre park has has one largish play structure, a spring teeter totter, swings, and a toddler-sized play structure that looks like a set of train cars.

(Photo by Sunrise Recreation District)

Rusch Community Park

Review7801 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights

This huge 53 acre park has several play structures spread throughout the park. Some are fenced, some aren’t. Some are sunny, some have large mature shade trees keeping the slides cool.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Crosswoods Park

Photos6742 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights

This 15 acre park next to the Sylvan Oaks library has a fun looking play structure, and a nature area where you might see wild rabbits, turkeys, or birds.

Citrus Heights, Carmichael, and Anetelope are part of the Sunrise Recreation District.
McClellan is part of the North Highlands Recreation District.

 

Sacramento (Selected Parks)

McKinley Park

New Photos
Old Review

601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento

This 32 acre park has a scenic pond with geese near a large brand new playground (2013) with elements that look like a river boat, a street trolley, rock wall, tree house, and more. Over 2000 volunteers helped assemble the new play structures in under a week to rebuild McKinley Park.

Approx 28 min from central Folsom. In east Sacramento.

(Photo by City of Sacramento Department of Parks & Recreation)

Southside Park

Review2115 6th Street, Sacramento

This playground has a unique solar system/space theme. Three play areas include: a rubber surfaced play area for infants under the age of 2, a tot lot for pre-school age children, and an adventure play area for school age children, and a sand play area with diggers and a sand play table with a scoop like the one at Folsom City Park. Accessible playround also includes a merry-go-around, swings, spring riders, group rocking units, self propelled spin play units, independent climbing apparatuses and play units with sound features.

Approx 28 min from central Folsom. Near 6th & U St. Downtown Sacramento

(Photo by Julietta B.)

Cresta Park

4033 Cresta Way, Sacramento

This clean and green Arden-Arcade area park has two play structures, both with large shade canopies, a teeter-totter, play-house, and robot-looking play feature. Lots of small kids with their parents and caregivers in the mornings.

Approx 26 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Howe Park

2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento

This park’s tot-lot was built in 2010 designed for kids 5 and under. It has a shade canopy, net climber, and curved rock wall. Howe park also contains additional play structures, sports fields, and a creek with a fishing pier.

Approx 29 min from central Folsom.

(Photo by Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District)

Westlake Community Park

4700 Westlake Pkwy, Sacramento

This north Sacramento park has youth and tot play structures under large shade canopies. The tot one has lots of slides and is on the larger side for a tot playground. It also has a sandbox.

Approx 35 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

 

Burberry Community Park

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2400 Burberry Way, Sacramento, CA

North Natomas area. Has large shade canopies, two play structures, a nautical ship theme, free-standing arched monkey bar climbers, and swings. This park also has large public art that looks like colorful leaves of a giant plant.

Approx 39 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Hummingbird Park

3601 Duckhorn Dr, Sacramento

A bright and colorful playgroud with whimsical butterflies and flower decorations. The park also has an actual hummingbird and butterfly garden.

Approx 35 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Autumn Meadow Park

Photos5674 Northborough Drive, Sacramento

This 6-acre Natomas area playground has a large shade canopy over a large play structure.

(Photo by Kids Busy Book)

Sacramento Parks & Rec has an ammenity guide for their most popular parks, and an alphabetical list of all parks.

DowntownGrid has a photo list of parks near downtown Sac.

Elk Grove parks are listed on the website of Cosumnes Community Services District.

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Elk Grove (Selected Parks)

Derr-Okamoto Park

Review Review

9550 Mainline Dr. Elk Grove, CA

This recently built park (opened in 2012) has an african theme, with elements looking like part of a tree-house or jungle. It features unique play equipment like large disc swings, a climbing ladder, and shaded toddler playground. Also has a water spray area with animal sculptures like a giraffe that dump water, and adult workout equipment.

Approx 38 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks)

Stephenson Family Park

Review

5511 Dorcey Drive, Elk Grove

There are two play structures at this Egyptian themed park. A small, gated, playground area for 5 and under and a big kid playground that is great for all ages. And a pyramid sandbox.

Approx 44 min from central Folsom

(Photo by Sacramento Sidetracks)