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Discovery Park

Garden Highway and Discovery Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833
916 875 6336
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Ranked #51 of 98 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Parks
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Sacramento, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The beach at Discovery Park is now being regulated by park rangers. They are closing the parking lot when full and that is helping keep the crowds down. There are free loaner life jackets if you get there early. The water is calm near the shore but deep and faster where all the boats head up the American river. There... More

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Deming, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went to this park two different times of the day and it was like night and day literally. When we went early in the morning on a monday it seemed to be deserted until we parked. 2p homeless people came at us from every direction asking for money but they all quickly left after we told them no. It... More

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Sequim, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This large and well used parked is bad mouthed in some reviews as being full of shady people, but we noted many families having picnics and barbecues, swimming in the river, and lots of boaters. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. There are homeless folks there as well, but we were never bothered in any way by them,... More

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redding
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This last weekend June 30, 2013 my son particpated in the Sacramento INTERNATIONAL Triathion. The start of the race begain on the south side of the American River in Discovery Park. "Did I mention it was an INTERNATIONAL race." The trash cans were full and overflowing. It was apparent that the trash had not been picked up for some time.... More

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Like to ride my bike around there on the bike trail which goes through the park. Certain areas of the park make one feel less safe than others, but there are usually other people and bike riders around.

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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is a good, protected launch ramp area and dock, and it can get VERY Crowded at times, so you have to be patient. If you launch solo like I do, it is a bit more of a challenge, so bring a friend who can at least back the boat and trailer the last few feet, then you can get... More

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West Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

i had a couple of friedns that died at the river it is not a safe place to take your children specially if your kids are very wild they can drown there are no life guards to save them i dont recomend this river. maybe take them to a community pool were they have lif guard it will be much... More

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We used to bike through the Park, to the bike trails, to Old Sac. When we were teens, we'd swim in the river.

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Davis, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I use to live within walking distance of Discovery Park, and can't say that I was ever impressed with it. There are unfortunately a ridiculous number of homeless people living in and around the park, and occasionally they or their dogs can be a hassle. I wouldn't stay away from the park because of this, but I certainly would not... More

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Soran
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Great place to bring the kids and swim and have a barbecue... lots of room and easy to get to... love to come here when it's hot and just have fun

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