The fairytale town of Land Park is officially heading for expansion


$1.8 million was granted by the State of California and distributed to the City of Sacramento for a half-acre expansion of Fairytale Town.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Members of the Sacramento City Council reunited for a meeting last week which saw them approve the Sacramento Fairytale City Expansion Project.

Previously, in September 2018, the park expanded by adding “Anansi’s Web” to its roster of play structures. Also in 2019, Fairytale Town announced its official plans to expand its parks for children and families.

Now, $1.8 million has been granted by the State of California and distributed to the City of Sacramento for a half-acre expansion of Fairytale Town that includes a new Story Center and theater construction projects. outdoor class.

“The new Story Center will be an indoor building where children can come in and create their own original stories and write them, illustrate them and act them out on stage,” said Kevin Smith-Fagan, executive director of Fairytale. Town.

The Story Center will consist of multi-purpose rooms and will accommodate a variety of program activities – from costumes and props to a tech room for children to produce story recordings and videos. It will also house exhibits on reading, writing and storytelling.

Additionally, the park plans to have a visitor center, but they still need to come up with an additional $1.5 million.

To continue its expansion efforts, last week Fairytale Town held an online auction and raised $37,000 for the park’s family and children’s programs.

“Ultimately, it’s about bringing joy to the children of this region, sparking their imaginations and stimulating their creativity,” Smith-Fagan said. “It’s just very gratifying to see so many people wanting to get involved.”

Fairytale Town has been open since August 29, 1959 and plans to expand ever since. Now, construction is underway, and Smith-Fagan expects construction to be complete by the end of 2022.

See photos of the expansion plan and key features HERE.

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