SacramentosOakParkIoA[Book: Lee M.A. Simpson – 2004 – 17x23cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. “The history of American cities is a history of suburbs. Oak Park was Sacramento’s (California, USA) first suburb, and before being officially annexed to the city in 1911, it prided itself on having (amongst other things) its own amusement park – Joyland.” Ten chapters detail a different aspect of the town; however, chapter six entitled “A Walk in the Park” written by Michael Farda details the history of Joyland Amusement Park and showcases this and the area’s associated leisure activities across 14 pages. Details the Scenic Railway, “Midget” miniature steam train, various concessions, James McClatchy Park, McClatchy Playground, and the California State Fair. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.