Capitol Park has a notable collection of specimen trees, some of them planted in the 1880s. If you are a fan of trees or like seeing unusual plants, then Capitol Park is a must see in Sacramento. There is a good collection of old conifers (such as bunya-bunya, chinese fir, and umbrella pine), as well as many oaks, including large examples of water oak, pin oak, and red oak. The park is also a great shady refuge on those hot Sacramento afternoons.