Ode to Oakland 5 | Fairyland
This is one of my favorite places in Oakland. So many good memories for us - ranging from fun times to E breaking her leg at the age of 2. It's a unique place - open for more than 50 years - that reflects the spirit, passion and potential of Oakland. I'll miss walking through the shoe to enter the land of keys, dragon slides, bubbles, that incredibly slow train and so many memories.
I love the puppet shows. Amazing. The kids love it. It's great conversation time for adults. It's also the best parent people watching in Oakland: you can see the sleep deprivation on the majority of parental folks there.
It has one of my favorite vegetable gardens in Oakland: always beautiful and filled with good organic stuff.
It also has a great selection of native plants at bargain basement prices. An well-kept secret.