Children's Fairyland, Oakland, California


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Children's Fairyland is a 10 acre park at Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, California

Children’s Fairyland was created in 1950. It was designed by William Russell Everett. It was financed by the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club as well as some other community organizations. Day-to-day operations were turned over to the City of Oakland in 1994.  Oakland Children's Fairyland, Inc., a non-profit corporation, now operates the parks.

The following old postcards of Children's Fairyland , from circa 1950 provide a great visual look back at Children's Fairyland history.


Three Little Pigs
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California

Three Little Pigs
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

Willie,
The Blue Whale
Children's Fairyland

Willie,
The Blue Whale
Children's Fairyland
 

Rub - A - Dub - Dub
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Rub - A - Dub - Dub
Children's Fairyland
mailed 1960

The Merry Miller
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

The Merry Miller
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

The Merry Miller
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California

Mary Had A
Little Lamb
Children's Fairyland

Little Red Schoolhouse
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California
 

Barn of the
Little Red Hen
Children's Fairyland
 

Mother Goose
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Noah's Ark
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Old Woman Who
Lived In a Shoe
Children's Fairyland

Old Woman Who
Lived In a Shoe
Children's Fairyland
 

Wonder-Go-Round
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

The Happy Dragon
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Jolly Trolley
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

The Walrus and
the Carpenter
Children's Fairyland
 

Goosey, Goosey
Gander
Children's Fairyland
 

Goosey, Goosey
Gander's Castle
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California

Peter Rabbit
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California
 

Peter Rabbit
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Sugar Plum Tree
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

Robinson Crusoe
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Puppet Theater
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

Post Office
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

 

Chapel of Peace
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.
 

The Cuckoo Clock
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, Calif.

Peter, Peter,
Pumpkin Eater
Children's Fairyland

The Owl and the
Pussycat
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California
 

The Cow Jumped
Over the Moon
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California

Pinocchio's
Castle
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California

Magic Key
Children's Fairyland
Oakland, California
 
     

 









 

 

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