Splish, Splash, get muddy and play at Seely Park!

By Heather Crivellone

Even though summer is coming to an end (sniff, sniff), the summer heat has been beating down on us- and the only way to keep my cool (literally) is to get my kids active and splashing around…you know, burn some energy early in the day and pray for an early bedtime!  So we have been visiting local spray grounds in the area to see which ones have the best play areas, spray toys and ways to “keep cool” during these heat waves.

So our next stop on our “spray ground tour” was to Seely Park. Hidden back on Pope Avenue, near Watt Avenue- this little spray park is a gem! Just the perfect size for toddlers and a little older..this is a great place to cool off with the wee ones.

The park itself has all the amenities you could ask for- bathrooms, picnic tables, benches, basketball court and plenty of shade. For the kids- it was a “summer outing dream come true”!
They have two play structures, both with slides, mini-rock climbing wall, bars to hang and swing on, swings, rocks to climb on and a great sandbox with a faucet in the middle to make mud pies galore!
Once they are covered in mud- they can splish, splash and run through the small spray park.
The spray park itself is on the smaller side, which makes it ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. Older kids would still have fun- but not as much as the littler kids.

Seely Park is located at 3000 Pope Avenue.  The water play area is open daily from 10am-7pm through September.

My kids were in “park heaven”.. mud, water, slides and more.  We spent the entire afternoon playing, and playing, and playing…isn’t that what summer is all about?


2 thoughts on “Splish, Splash, get muddy and play at Seely Park!

  1. We want to go to Sacramento this weekend and I was wondering if there is a park with water features near the zoo and fairy tale land. what would be a good additional activity or attraction to visit around this park?

    • Hello Marian – The Zoo and Fairytale Town are great choices! Don’t forget about Funderland just across the street from Fairytale Town. There is also a park with a wading pool (sorry, no splashground that I know of) just up the street from the zoo – at William Land Park Drive and 13th street. Have fun in Sac this weekend!


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