WPA Rock Garden

The Works Progress Administration was a depression era work relief program that was instituted by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as part of his New Deal Agency. WPA employed out of work individuals to work on projects with the goal of  improving cities all over the country.

Built in 1940 by the WPA, this beautiful little one acre jewel box of a garden is nestled in Sacramento’s Land Park, near Fairytale town on one side and the duck pond on the other. Meandering paths wind through colorful garden beds full of shrubs, perennials, succulents and trees. There’s so much to see so take it slowly. You don’t want to miss a thing.IMG_8468IMG_8474IMG_8473IMG_8482IMG_8469IMG_8480IMG_8477IMG_8466¬†What a treat it was to find this special tree bearing its heart. I had just turned a corner and there it was. Next time you’re in the area, I highly recommend stopping for a stroll!IMG_8475