Hanami is the Japanese custom of flower viewing. The transient splendor of trees in bloom inspires people to come together for festivals, picnics, and strolls beneath a canopy of petals.

The Winning Submission

In 2013, the Tree Foundation asked the public for proposals for a Hanami Line in Sacramento. Nearly two dozen suggestions were submitted, seven of which were serious contenders. The ultimate winner, engineering/design firm Jacobs, suggested a site along the Sacramento River stretching from Old Sacramento to the confluence of the American River. This ambitious idea was then scaled down to focus on the grounds between the Robert T. Matsui Park (named after the late Sacramento Congressman) at the water intake facility and the future Powerhouse Science Center. Find out how you can help us bring Sakuramento and the Hanami Line to Sacramento.


Proposed Hanami Line