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Walk in The Park: 10 Primo Places to Play In The Park

The sun is out, the sky is blue, and Mother Nature is waiting for you! We’ve rounded up our region’s top parks for an easy, entertaining, and fun-filled family outing.

Boulder Ridge Park


Boulder Ridge Park doesn’t only have all the amenities of a perfect park, but it has incredible views of the Sierras, Mt. Diablo, the Sutter Buttes, and Downtown Sacramento, too. The covered picnic area along with tables and barbecues makes it a great spot for gatherings, and the playgrounds offer activities for preschool-aged and school-aged children. With a horseshoe pit and basketball court, there’s an activity for everyone. 3545 Park Drive, Rocklin

Econome Park


Named after brothers George and Nick Econome and their respective wives, Marilyn and Ann, Folsom’s Econome Park is full of state-of-the-art designs and environmental components. Included at the park are bocce ball courts, tennis courts, multi-use natural and synthetic grass, play areas, and a half-mile walking perimeter that provides access to The Parkway trail system. There are also restrooms and a pavilion available, making it an ideal locale for an outdoor get-together. 1900 Parkway Drive North, Folsom

Governor Park


Just under two acres, Governor Park is an established staple in El Dorado Hills and features two ponds, picnic tables, and benches. The peaceful park offers plenty of space to walk around and watch the locals (ducks and geese) as well as catch-and-release fishing. Be sure to plan a visit soon, as the green grass makes for a picture-perfect setting. Ample street parking is also available. 905 Governor Drive, El Dorado Hills

Lions Park


The expansive 24 acres at Lions Park offers something for everyone. Included are softball fields, tennis courts, play structures, picnic facilities, horseshoe pits, an 18-hole disc golf course, turf areas, and plenty of walking trails. The park is nestled in the hills of Placerville offering seclusion and eye-pleasing views. Shade is ample, and a large parking lot and restrooms are also available. 3633 Cedar Ravine Road, Placerville

Maidu Park


A hub for Roseville residents, Maidu Park totals 152 acres, 54 of which are developed into the Maidu Community Center, Maidu Branch Library, Veteran’s Memorial Rose Garden, and Maidu Museum & Historic Site—talk about an educational outing! There are also plenty of options for playing sports, including lighted softball and soccer fields, a skate park, and a basketball court. Or take a stroll or bike ride on the pathways, enjoy a picnic, and let the littles explore the play equipment. Restrooms and plenty of parking are available. Rocky Ridge Drive and Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville

Cameron Park Lake


Locals love Cameron Park Lake year-round, but especially in the summertime. The man-made lake also includes a mile-long walking path, play structure, catch-and-release fishing, 18-hole disc golf course, tennis courts, and a gazebo with rentable picnic areas. From May through September there’s a $5 entrance fee to help fund park maintenance ($3 for Cameron park residents; $2 for those 62 and over; free for kids under two) but the park’s beauty is worth every penny. A parking lot and restrooms are also available. 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park

Johnson-Springview Park


Johnson-Springview Park is home to 90 acres of open space along with multiple sports fields, tennis courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, splash pad, and roller hockey rink. You can also find the skate park and Rocklin’s dog park ( here. The area has plenty of tables and benches, a covered picnic area, and pathways for those who simply want to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. 5480 5th Street, Rocklin

Kids Play Park


The Wild West can be explored at Kids Play Park near the Folsom Zoo and Folsom Public Library. Not only is it a great place for imaginative play, but it’s also an inclusive playground that welcomes kids of all abilities. This park has served the community since 2010 and exemplifies acceptance and understanding amongst kids. Visit the general store and hotel, ride horses, or drive the covered wagon; the possibilities are endless! 50 Natoma Street, Folsom

Mahany Park


Mahany Park is home to the Roseville Sports Complex, Martha Riley Library, and the Roseville Aquatics Center but also features plenty of space for play. A colorful playground keeps kids busy and there are nature trails nearby for those who want a bit of open space without traveling far. Mahany Park also has baseball fields and tennis courts, a multi-use field, covered picnic areas, and much more to explore. 1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville

Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park


Tucked away behind Folsom High School, the well-rounded Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park includes a play structure, picnic tables, barbecue, cross country course, and a pond (available for fishing and kayaking). Its woodlands and wetlands offer unique scenery to escape from busy city life. 321 Barnhill Drive, Folsom

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by Emily Peter-Corey

Boulder Ridge Park-photo by Ryan Waddell. Econome Park photo courtesy of Folsom Parks and Recreation. Governor Park photo courtesy of El Dorado Hills CSD. Lions Park photo by Erika Wilson. Maidu Park photo by Jennifer Walters. Cameron Park Lake photo courtesy of @visitcameronpark. Johnson-Springview Park photo courtesy of City of Rocklin Parks and Recreation Department. Mahany Park photo courtesy of the City of Roseville. Kids Play Park photo and Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park photo courtesy of Folsom Park and Recreation.