Grandkid Time is Park Time
What do you think of when you have a free afternoon, great weather, and the kids or grandkids say, “What can we do now?????” If you’re like me, you immediately think, “Let’s go to a park!” If so, and you live in or around Roseville, CA, you are in for a wealth of choices! There are so many great ones to pick from and each has their own special joy.
On hot summer days, Royer Park, 130 Park Drive off Douglas, is awesome because of all the shade. It’s one of the larger parks in Roseville and right next to Royer Creek, and close to the Roseville Main Library. That gives you several activity options all in a small area. They used to have a lovely old bridge that connected the park to the library. Weather issues led to the closing of that but there are plans for a new bridge or 3 to come, probably in 2016.
Here’s an overhead shot via Google Maps to give you an idea of just how big it is, and how shady the play area is (all the trees!). They have several great play structures my grandkids have enjoyed immensely. They also have tennis courts with lights for playing fun day and evening. The bridge that
Mahaney Park in West Roseville CA
Another large park in Roseville CA, Mahaney Park, in West Roseville at the corner of Pleasant Grove and Woodcreek Oaks, offers many great options including an accessible playground. Great for special needs issues for kids, grandkids, and grandparents 😉 The Riley Library is there also, along with the sports complex and the soccer field. A very large park, indeed!
Maidu Park in East Roseville CA
Maidu Park in East Roseville CA, 1550 Maidu Drive, which is off Rocky Ridge, also offers an accessible park for all ages. Something to put a smile on all our faces! Especially after watching the video above. It was shot at Mahany Park but the principal is true for both parks. 🙂
The Maidu Park complex in Roseville also includes sports fields, a library, a skate park, and the Maidu Museum and Historic site where we can share historical info about the native Maidu peoples with our kids and grandkids.
They frequently have fun activities for kids and grandkids and I’ve linked the picture above to their Facebook site where you can find regular updates.
One other sweet treat I’m looking forward to checking out at the Maidu Park complex – they have the Veterans’ Memorial Rose Garden. I do love roses!
72 Parks in Roseville CA!
In addition to these three lovely and very huge parks, there are a myriad of smaller parks tucked into Roseville neighborhoods all around the city. Would you believe, they are currently showing 72 parks in the city of Roseville CA! Zowie! Including the park shown above in my header in West Roseville and this cute park over in Westpark, also in West Roseville (right around the corner, so to speak) from Woodcreek Golf Course, not to mention down the street from the two Sun City golf courses.
Park Maps and More
Click here to find a list of all the parks along with links to each of their sites. They also have a great grid list that helps you figure out which park offers what – from picnic tables to water areas to the uber important RESTROOMS! And that list is extra great as it has the map coordinates on it that correspond with their awesome Roseville’s Parks, Trails & Bikeways Map which I LOVE!
By the way, my granddogs reminded me not to forget to tell you – that list of parks does include dog parks as well.
Sweet Treat Parks
As you can see, there are so many grand park options in Roseville CA, you could visit one a week and still have more to visit next year! A sweet treat! I’m looking forward to introducing my grandkids to a new one, or two, or more. How about you? Do you have a favorite park? We’d love to hear!
P.S. Happy Pink Saturday from Roseville California 🙂