New playground at Fairytale Town

By From page B12 | March 27, 2013

Fairytale Town has unveiled a new play structure in the Sherwood Forest area of the children’s storybook park.

With earth-tone colors and forest-themed elements, the structure was custom-designed to echo the entire Sherwood Forest play set. The structure features slides, crawl tubes, a talk tube, telescope and multiple climbing apparatuses, including steps shaped as tree trunks and bedrock, an inclined log and a vertical rock climbing wall. Wood chips surrounding the base of the play structure will make for soft landings during play time on the structure.

“Sherwood Forest has been a treasured part of Fairytale Town for more than 30 years,” said Kathy Fleming, executive director of Fairytale Town. “Hundreds of thousands of children will have fun pretending they are Robin Hood or Maid Marian as they crawl on Sherwood Forest’s new play structure.”

The Sherwood Forest area of the park also includes a balance beam, a maze of boxwood and spring bouquet shrubs, decorative wood sculptures and a large fixed-seating area with dining tables used by guests and birthday parties.

The new play structure was made possible in part by former Sacramento city council member Rob Fong and proceeds from Fairytale Town’s Yellow Brick Road fundraising project.

“Play time at Fairytale Town is an essential part of childhood for those that grow up in the Sacramento region, and this new play structure will help ensure the park remains a vibrant destination for future generations,” said Fong.

Established in 1959, Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive in Sacramento, is home to 25 three-dimensional play sets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, a family of 22 rare and miniature breed animals, three interactive learning gardens and two performing arts stages. From March through October, the park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From November through February, the park is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

For more information visit or call 916-808-7462.


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