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Fairytale Town


Let your imagination run wild at Fairytale Town, a 3.5-acre children’s play park and outdoor children’s museum that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life! Located in William Land Park in Sacramento, California. Fairytale Town has delighted millions of guests, inspiring imagination, creativity, and literacy since it opened in 1959. Over 25 bright and colorful play sets give young children a backdrop to act out their favorite stories, encourage creative discovery, and exercise their minds and bodies on child-friendly slides throughout the lush grounds.

Home to a friendly menagerie of animals from the pages of favorite children’s stories, children can meet Peter Rabbit at Mr. McGregor’s Garden and see the sheep Mary brought to school one day. Small gardeners can help water seasonal vegetable beds and seek out a sprouting alphabet of exotic plants. Small adventurers can join Robin Hood’s band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest’s extensive play fort. Children can go down Jack’s Beanstalk, ride in Cinderella’s carriage, and burn off extra energy walking on The Crooked Mile, a favorite play structure for many generations. EZ Sacramento Junk Removal

King Arthur’s Castle has been the place for unforgettable birthday parties for three generations. Annual memberships make it easy for today’s families to make Fairytale Town part of their lives, with free admission and park discounts for twelve months.

Year-round special events, theater performances, and educational programming celebrate holidays, introduce multicultural themes, promote literacy, and offer creative experiences to thousands of visitors.


So proclaimed the first brochure published by the Friends of Fairytale Town, Inc., in 1956 to help raise funds to build an innovative new “storybook” park in Sacramento. Sparked by the creativity and success of Disneyland and the 1950 opening of Fairyland in Oakland, storybook parks began to blossom across the country in the 1950s and 60s. All unique. Only a few are still open to the public today. Fairytale Town’s first brochure explained that Sacramento’s Park would “…depict classics in children’s literature and among the child’s first contacts with life and human relations.”

In September 1955, the Junior League of Sacramento proposed that the Sacramento City Council accept Fairytale Town as a gift and assume the responsibility of operating and maintaining the project after its completion. As a result, friends of Fairytale Town, Inc. was formed in May 1956 to serve as an advisory board to the city. This 15-member board leaped into action, commissioning miniature scale models. The board also raised approximately $82,000 in donations from civic organizations, businesses, and individuals who had been encouraged to “show their love of children practically” by becoming benefactors of Fairytale Town. The project’s total cost, not including the land, amounted to $107,000. Today, an operating board still oversees the operation of Fairytale Town.

Address: 3901 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA

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