Monthly Archives: May 2018

ADA Parking Upgrades to Temporarily Impact Traffic and Parking

***UPDATE: 15th Avenue at Land Park Drive will be open the weekend of June 23 & 24.

Traffic and parking at Fairytale Town will be impacted on weekdays from June 4 – 29 due to construction. The City of Sacramento will be upgrading existing on-street disabled parking on 15th Avenue at Land Park Drive near Fairytale Town to meet current ADA standards.

When: Work begins Monday, June 4 and is anticipated to be completed by Friday, June 29.

Impacts: Impacts to the traveling public includes temporary road closures and access to parking. Visitors are asked to watch for detour signs to access parking. Road closures and detours include:

  • 15th Avenue at Land Park Drive will be closed to traffic on weekdays. It will be open on weekends.***
  • Northbound traffic on Land Park Drive to detour right onto 14th Ave.
  • Southbound traffic on Land Park Drive to detour left onto 14th Ave.
  • Additional detour: Southbound traffic on Land Park Drive to detour left onto Sutterville Road, turn left on Freeport Blvd., left on 14th Avenue (stay on 14th Avenue), left onto 18th Street.
  • Entrance to Parking thru 18th Street and 15th Avenue – watch for detour signs.
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Fairytale Town will be open daily during construction!

Open 9 AM – 4 PM
If you are in the park by 4 PM, you may stay and play until 5 PM.


Local “Blue Star Museums” Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel and their Families this Summer

Fairytale Town is one of seven Sacramento area museums participating in this year’s Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.

Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26) and continuing through Labor Day (September 3), 2018.

In addition to Fairytale Town, the following local museums are also participating in Blue Star Museums: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Powerhouse Science Center, and the Sacramento History Museum.

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers and children’s museums. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members.

Before planning a visit, please contact the individual museums for hours of operation and note some are normally closed on Mondays and in observance of holidays such as Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information or a complete list of participating Blue Star museums, please visit the Blue Star Museums website. For more information about upcoming activities offered by Sacramento area museums, visit the user-friendly website at www.SacMuseums.org.