Aug 19, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn, CA
Oct 10, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
Ancil Hoffman Park is $4 to get in during business hours. You can golf, hike, or just have a picnic. Once you wind around past the golf course there will be parking directions to get to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. There are many nice trails and a trail that goes and you can see the old indian pots, writing and a teepee.
Trails - Walk quietly along the nature trails winding through the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and one may see a herd of deer or listen to the chirps and chatter of over 100 bird species.
Golf- Golf Digest has named Ancil Hoffman Golf Course one of America's top 75 courses. Shady even in the summer, the course also houses a spacious clubhouse, a restaurant, and a trophy room.
Picnic - Enjoy a picnic with friends and family. This picnic area is operated on a first-come, first served basis. To protect wildlife and others, glass containers are not allowed in County Parks. Dogs are required to be on leashes throughout the park and may not enter the Nature Center.
Worth the drive, money and time!
Here are pictures of the Nature Center which is free with $4 parking for the Ancil Hoffman entrance...but when I went on a weekday no one was at the front gate, so it was free to go in...maybe you just have to pay on the weekends?.
Jul 30, 2008
From I-15 take Riverside Exit. Continue on Riverside until the end and then turn left on Vernon Street. Turn left on D Street the pool is on the corner.
Yep totally free. Come swim. They cap it around 120 people, but lately they haven't reached capacity. They have two slides to go down in the deep end. Lifeguards monitoring all over the pool. They have a one foot section that is great for little kids to walk around in. They also have a 2, 3, 6, and 10 foot sections all roped off. Fun for all!
Jul 7, 2008
Wildcat Blvd. & Whitney Ranch Parkway in Rocklin, CA.
Off the I-65.Blue Oaks exit. Turn east. Turn left on Sunset. Right on W. Stanford Ranch Rd. Left on Wildcat. Right on Whitney Ranch Pkwy. Make a U-Turn where you can, after you see the park.
This is a fun park, kind of out of the way, but not very crowded so it is worth the drive. It has fun water features that dump and spray! The playground is HUGE! This is the biggest and tallest playground I have ever seen at a park. The big kid playground is three stories in some spots. The slides come down from that high. It has lots of paths around and plenty of things to walk on and run around. It has a cute small kid playground with horses to ride, swings, and plenty to climb on and slide down. It has many benches that are covered and you can reserve the BBQ areas as well. Fun for all ages.
Here is a link about the park on the parks and recreation website: click here.
Jul 5, 2008
From I-65 take the Blue Oaks exit. Turn left on Lone Tree. The park will be on the right behind the softball fields. Parking is a little bit away from the playground. I am thinking they are adding on to it? If you have a four wheeler you can park on the dirt right next to the playground. But we all need some exercise. :)
This park has three baseball fields, a soccer field, bathrooms, a fun playground with tall slides and fun ladders and a cool swing teeter totter thing. The best of all it has water features galore! It has many great sprinklers to run through and fun squirt gun horses to spray at others who want to get wet. Here is a link to the Rocklin parks and rec. page about the park as well:http://www.rocklin.ca.gov/government/service_n_facility/parks_n_facilities/parks/community_parks/lone_tree_park.asp
This is a popular park when its hot outside! Fun for all.
May 5, 2008
This is a hidden park. It is downtown slightly so all types of people come here. There are two playground areas with small and big kid swings. It has a great open space for soccer or frisbee or what sport you choose. There is a basketball court as well. It is out of the way of the busy street so it is safe in that regards. Happy park day.
This is a very hidden neighborhood park. It is very quiet and secluded. It has a playground and open grass field for great picnics. If you can find it you will have a great time, just bring along friends to have a better time.
This park is cute. It has a covered playground structure. The structure has a climbing wall and slides and ramps. It has a covered picnic table area. It has big and small swings. Lots of open space here to run around and get some energy out.
This park is a baseball field and open space for soccer and running around. There is no playground here. It is good for frisbee games or just for a picnic outing.