Discovery Park107 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 1600 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA 95833, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9168757275
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
The Discovery Park is located at the spot where the Sacramento River meets the American River. It is spread over an enormous 302 acres and consists of various bike trails, softball ground, archery range, picnic area and awesome fishing spots. The green lawns combined with the scenic lake make up for a beautiful backdrop to enjoy a hearty picnic basket. The young ones will also not have a dull moment with all the fun activities waiting to be done here.
Entrance Ticket Details For Discovery Park
- Entry is free.
- Parking fees applicable: 5 USD/ vehicle
- Special event fees applicable.
Discovery Park Hours
- Park open from sunrise to sunset.
- Open all 7 days of the week.
How to Reach Discovery Park
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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13.9% of people who visit Sacramento include Discovery Park in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
33.33% of people start their Discovery Park visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Discovery Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Discovery Park
Discovery Park Reviews & Ratings
I came for a "church in the park" event while visiting my daughter. What a beautiful park. Easy parking. Large beautiful trees, open lawns and a quick walk to the Sacramento River.
The park is almost always clean and family friendly, providing a safe and rewarding experience for families that seek to create positive lifetime memories. So thankful for this beautiful place. It takes all kinds to make something wonderful. Remember it's not the city, it's not the homeless, it's not the well to do, it's all of our responsibility and all of us from all walks contribute to the maintained beauty of our recreational areas. Be sure to always have kindness and compassion for anyone you could find that may seem to fit the bill of a nuisance, because ignorance and negativity won't change anything for the better future.
I used to really love this place, but the last few times I launched my boat here I had issues. I also REALLY recommend thinking twice before getting in the water here, the american river has unfortunately been turned into an urban toilet, and the water only flows one way, and well you're at the bottom of it right there...
The entrance was closed to autos when we last went there, but there was plenty of parking across the street from which it was easily accessible. We wanted to take our bikes and go up the trail that goes all the way to Folsom from there. We we're not alone because in the time it took us to dismount our bikes 3 other cars also parked there for seemingly the same purpose. It is a pretty riverside Park, even though there was still a good amount of flood debris that had not been cleared yet. The trail itself was dry.
I grew up at this park. It was such a part of my life and me learning how to become a river rat. The many changes since I moved away were truly nice to see when we went by a couple weeks ago. If you want a place to relax, soak up the sun and play in the water, this is it. A wonderful place to spend the entire day with your family and friends.