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Best parks in Sacramento County

Historic Site
“Sacramento's #1 tourist spot. Souvenir shops, museums, great views of the river and the yellow Tower Bridge. Grab a bite on the Delta King boat or a drink in the Backdoor Lounge (a local favorite !).”
  • 97 locals recommend
Park
“One of the nicest place to go for a run with a lot of trees for shade all the way through the 3/4 mile loop. There's also a really nice rose garden, library and kids playground and community pool!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Zoo
“ Founded in 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to nearly 500 animals representing species around the world. Their mission is to inspire appreciation, respect, and a connection with wildlife through education, recreation, and conservation.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Gold Rush-era history buffs won't want to miss Sutter's Fort! Take a walk through history at the Fort, or, opt for a picnic in the park surrounding the Fort! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Story-book theme park with 25 play sets based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Gentle farm animals also.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Lake
“Low key, never crowded, and across the street some of the best burgers, hot dogs, shakes, and awesome people. at "Snow White". ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Rose garden, cactus garden (with funny ground squirrels), amazing trees, State Capitol - all free. Great place to walk, sit, think. Easy to reach walking, cycling, or RT.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“William Land Park contains 167 acres of walking or jogging paths, gardens, duck ponds, picnic areas, the zoo, a 9-hole golf course, and more. We are only five blocks from the park. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“It's got everything: Picnic areas, beaches, 34 mile bike trail, ballfields, fishing & boating and more. Our favorite place to ride electric JUMP bikes (get the App and rent all over town). Fun, Scenic and Effortless (seriously!!). One of our favorite things to do with visitors!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Cheap and easy fun, just like fairy Tale Town. Hit up 2 parks in one day and don’t break the bank!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“We love to walk through campus and around the arboretum loop. It's a nice escape with lots of trees, plants, ducks and otters.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“The Nature Center has a raptor center (hawks and owls) and educational exhibits. Accessible parking lot. Three hiking trails in woodlands along the American River. Great for birding, photography, hiking.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“There is a dog park here, a skate park just up the road, and just past that is the entrance to the river walk/hiking trails.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Historic building built in 1877 and occupied by 13 California Governors. This is where Jerry Brown lived when his father was governor and since late 2015, this is the current residence of Governor Jerry Brown. The residence interior is currently closed to visitors.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“If you like historic buildings this mid-1800's governor's mansion is worth a quick stop.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“I went here as a kid, but haven't been there since. I remembered it being an interesting place and I had a great time. Any one interested in California history would probably love it.”
  • 8 locals recommend