Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 25: Roosevelt Park

The "grid" part of Sacramento (Downtown, Midtown, parts of East Sac) was built around a series of block-sized parks, and many of them remain today in the midst of the urban development that has formed the built environment of the City.  We live right across the street from Roosevelt Park, which is situated between P & Q Streets and 9th & 10th Streets.  You can see our complex, Saratoga Townhomes, at the center bottom of this photo:

Roosevelt Park is a very active urban park, with a basketball court at the corner of 9th & Q, a baseball/softball/kickball diamond at the corner of 10th & P, and grassy open fields often used for pick-up soccer or volleyball games.  During the day, many of the State workers in the surrounding buildings utilize the Park during breaks or lunch.  On certain weekday evenings, the XOSO recreational sports groups (soccer, kickball, softball, dodgeball) take over different areas.  And almost any time of day or night, there's at least one person on the basketball court.

We don't take advantage of the Park very often, but it's lovely to live across from a green space and know that we won't ever have to face new building construction on that parcel!

A few relatively recent amenities include a higher fence around the basketball court, benches around the Park perimeter, and exercise stations designed for less-active seniors adults placed around the interior:

And one aspect of the Park that we definitely utilize is the seasonal Farmer's Market, which runs on Tuesdays from May through October and gives us a good back-up option if we miss out on the year 'round Sunday Farmer's Market under the freeway overpass.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the improvement plan gets budgeted by CADA. That would really improve this park.

Mr. E!

2:01 PM  

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