Anansi’s Web

The famed arachnid Anansi the Spider will be coming to life at Fairytale Town this winter in the form of a new playset!

Inspired by the popular West African folk tales, Anansi’s Web features three climbing webs and four animal sculptures from different Anansi tales: a turtle, a leopard, a tiger, and a monkey, along with a sculpture of Anansi himself. The new playset will be designed with older children (ages 7 to 10) in mind as well as little ones so that families can extend the number of years they enjoy the unique community asset that is Fairytale Town.


We invite you to help spin Anansi’s Web and make a lasting contribution to children in our region.

This transformational project has a budget of $200,000, which includes the creation, fabrication, and installation of the new playset, as well as facility improvements such as walkways, infill, and gardens. Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission has awarded us $100,000 for the project, and Fairytale Town is required to match it.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the arts community to make this project happen. Anansi’s Web is the creation of artist Garr Ugalde. Work has begun in his studio, and later this year we will prepare our site for Anansi’s permanent home. Once funding is secured, the new playset is scheduled to be open for play by Spring 2018. The new playset will be installed between the Tipi playset,  the Mary’s Little Lamb exhibit, and the Old Woman in the Shoe Slide in an area that is currently unutilized.

We need your help to raise the $100,000 match! We invite you to join us in making this exciting and collaborative project come to life on #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

We invite you to be part of this new adventure by making a tax-deductible donation to the project on #GivingTuesday. By giving to Fairytale Town you are giving to the future development of children. We hope you will join us to create Anansi’s Web—and make a lasting contribution that directly impacts children and families in our region.

It’s easy to participate! Simply visit our online donation portal to make a donation on November 28. If you don’t want to wait, you can make your contribution towards the new playset now.

I want to help!

We need your support to make the new playset a reality!

We hope you will join us to create Anansi’s Web—and make a lasting contribution that directly
impacts children and families in our region. Your gift today will weave magical memories for children
of today, tomorrow, and years to come!

Go the extra mile!

With a gift of $100 or more, you’ll receive an exclusive Crooked Mile car magnet and special invitation to the grand opening reception of the new playset in Spring 2018!