Check Out the WPA Rock Garden at William Land Park in Sacramento (Part I)

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

One of the things that I like best about living in the Sacramento neighborhood of Land Park is the fact I can walk along our tree-canopied streets to just about anywhere. I walk not only to typical places such as restaurants, gift shops, boutiques, the Land Park Tower Theatre or Taylor's Market, but we have our very own William Land Park, which boasts over 11 acres of gently rolling grassy hills and a golf course, jogging trails, ponds, baseball field, an abundance of trees, picnic areas and more.

Tucked away on the southeastern side of the lake is a hidden treasure often passed by, the WPA Rock Garden. The 3/4 acre, established 69 years ago, is tended by Daisy Mah. The garden is filled with trees, plants and flowers, most of which are indigenous to California, and features a walking path that winds through the garden. Here are a few photos (more to come later) that I hope you will enjoy enough to make your own special trip to the William Land Park WPA Rock Garden:

Note the bee in this first photo:

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Ready for more? Here is Part 2 of the Rock Garden in Land Park, Sacramento.

Here is Part 3 of the Rock Garden in Land Park, Sacramento.

Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, columnist for The New York Times-owned About.com, a Land Park resident, and a Land Park real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout Sacramento. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 35 years of real estate experience to work for you.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
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Very nice photos.  Thanks for sharing.

May 26, 2009 09:53 AM #1
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Tom Braatz
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Elizabeth

You are a great photogragher; outstanding photos.

May 26, 2009 11:12 AM #2
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Gary Woltal
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Hi Elizabeth. Such a restful place. I could completely spend an afternoon here.

May 26, 2009 01:45 PM #3
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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
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Looks like a wonderful area. I will have to visit on my next trip to CA!

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

May 26, 2009 03:59 PM #4
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Elizabeth, Very Nice! I love the "bee action" on your first pic! I can almost see its wings moving...What kind of camera do you use? I have a Kodak Easyshare and am thinking about upgrading. Thank you.

May 26, 2009 05:50 PM #5
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Tammy Lankford
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I love the bee.  What the devil is that in the next to last photo?  And I hope Brandon is feeling better.

May 26, 2009 06:43 PM #6
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These are they type of areas we love to find when we are visiting new areas. Thanks for the tip.

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Hi Elizabeth... what a GORGEOUS looking rock garden.  I'm not sure why, but gardens that feature indigenous plants always have a special personality and feel to them.

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I love your amazing photos of the flowers in your area.  They are gorgeous, and brighten up the day.

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