Ideally situated, this great family friendly community is home to some of the area’s best recreational opportunities including golfing at Northridge Country Club or hiking, biking and boating along the American River Parkway, as well as nearby Lake Natoma and Folsom Lake. Convenient access to Hwy 50 is also just around the corner, making the short 12-mile commute to downtown Sacramento a breeze.
Places of interest
Fair Oaks imbibes the quaintness of a small town within the proximity and possibilities of a larger metropolitan area. Locals can revel in the many unique places of interest in Fair Oaks that include focal points of history, beautiful nature settings, active fun, annual family activities, and so much more. Whatever your interest, Fair Oaks has something for every member of the family.
Residents in Fair Oaks enjoy a three-acre park complete with gravel and concrete walking trails that are dog friendly. Families can indulge in the shade-equipped playground, be awed by the delicate butterfly garden, and take a moment to reflect on the residents who gave their lives to their Country or Community at the memorial Wall of Honor. www.carmichaelpark.com
Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District
The Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District is the main hub for event planning needs, recreational requests, and sports options. Each of nine parks in the district has something to do, from a skateboard park to athletic fields, BBQs, and more. Want to take a class? They have options for every age, interest, and focus. In the summer, they offer a 12 week summer music series to sit back and enjoy the music or dance on the stage! No matter what age you are trying to appease, the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District has an activity for everyone. www.fairoakspark.org
Old Fair Oaks Village
A piece of history, the Old Fair Oaks Village is part of the Recreation and Parks District and is centered in the old town area of Fair Oaks. Once the town square, it now serves as the hub of businesses, restaurants, parks, and theater. A peaceful, tranquil location to sit and regroup, residents and visitors enjoy the company of roosters and chickens that gather freely. www.fairoakspark.org
Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater
Perfect for theatergoers wanting to enjoy summer plays in their own backyard, the Veteran’s Memorial Theater offers an opportunity to see live productions in a unique outdoor venue! www.fairoakstheatrefestival.com
Fair Oaks History Center
Travel through time at the Fair Oaks History Center, a museum devoted to preserving Fair Oaks with both stories of the past and present. Enjoy photo images and artifacts with free admission. www.fairoakshistory.org
River Rat and Bike
Make your summer outing or family get together memorable with a rafting excursion followed by a delicious catered BBQ lunch. River Rat and Bike provides rafts for the ideal dose of wet and wild fun as well as bike rentals to traverse among the 35 miles of riverfront trails. River Rat and Bike is perfect for the avid sports enthusiast. www.river-rat.com
Shadow Glen Riding Stables
Whether you are a novice or experienced rider, want to take horse-riding lessons, or own your own horse and are looking for a boarding facility, Shadow Glen Riding Stables is an equestrian enthusiast’s dream come true. Ride along the miles of trails overlooking bluffs or along creeks and feel the freedom of the wind whipping through your hair. Enjoy the newest sunset rides and take horse riding to a whole new level in Fair Oaks.
Fair Oaks Horticultural Center
Funded by a grant, the horticultural center was established to teach people how to grow fruit trees organically and keep them small. Master gardeners manage the center and thousands of people come to harvest table grapes, berries, and vegetable gardens. The public learns water efficiency through demonstrations. A true delight for all who visit. www.ucanr.edu