Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

WILLIAM LAND PARK, THEN AND NOW

WILLIAM LAND PARK, THEN AND NOW

WILLIAM LAND PARK, THEN AND NOW

Camp Union soldiers marched where the Sacramento Zoo now sits and their parading grounds now enjoy 4 of the 5 baseball diamonds. A restroom was transformed into the present day Tiny Tots Preschool. Horses were rented from College Stables at the corner of Sutterville Road and Freeport Boulevard for Sacramentans to enjoy a day of riding. In 1953, the first Police Academy held its classes at William Land Park. Bartley Cavanaugh owned a ranch that featured his interests of race horses, hops kilns and barns that was situated near where the Sacramento Zoo now sits. Andrew Caruthers from Pennsylvania bought a 160 acre ranch in 1849 in the southeast corner of William Land Park. To say that William Land Parks 160 acres enjoys a rich history is an understatement. John Sutter wanted to ensure a city that would be above a consistently challenging flood plain. He located Sutterville at the southwest corner of what is now known as William Land Park. Spreading out from this establishment of a ships carpenter, doctor, brewery owner and brick layer the citizens made their homes. Due to poorly managed finances, Sutterville gave way to nearby Sacramento in 1852, when the brewery was torn down. William Land made his fortune primarily as a hotelier, establishing the Western Hotel on 2nd and K and then erecting the Land Hotel in downtown Sacramento. He died in 1911, leaving a legacy of $250,000 to “to purchase a public park within a suitable distance” of Sacramento to be used as a recreation spot for the children and a pleasure ground for the poor.” William Land Park was established...
WILLIAM LAND PARK & SUMMER…IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!

WILLIAM LAND PARK & SUMMER…IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!

William Land Park 1702 Sutterville Road Sacramento CA 95822 916 277-6060 With over 166 acres, this park is the gem of Sacramento. Listen to the lions roar and monkeys whoop in one of the states best small regional zoos. Giggles and belly laughs are evidence of the joy children find in Fairytale Town and Funderland. Young cowboys and cowgirls get their first chance to ride a pony. Spring brings burgeoning baseball players to one of 5 baseball fields. In the fall, sit on the sidelines to watch soccer players from 4-19 year old compete. Enjoy fishing? One of the three ponds are stocked constantly. The constantly played 9 hole golf course welcomes golfers year round. Many weekends will bring jog-a-thons, bike races and fundraisers of every kind. Come enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend at one the city’s most beautiful shaded and wonderful parks!...