William Land Park Tour

Sacramento, California

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Flat, easy paths wind through one of Sacramento’s premier city parks, circling ponds, skirting a golf course, and permitting access to family attractions including the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. William Land Park is one of Sacramento’s first urban sanctuaries. The park was conceived in 1911, when former mayor William Land gifted the city a generous sum of money earmarked for a city park. The parcel, called a “swamp” by Land’s heirs, according to writer Steven Avella, was purchased in 1918, though controversy about its suitability landed the acquisition in court.
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by Tracy Salcedo- Chourre (Falcon Guides)

Flat, easy paths wind through one of Sacramento’s premier city parks, circling ponds, skirting a golf course, and permitting access to family attractions including the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. William Land Park is one of Sacramento’s first urban sanctuaries.

The park was conceived in 1911, when former mayor William Land gifted the city a generous sum of money earmarked for a city park. The parcel, called a “swamp” by Land’s heirs, according to writer Steven Avella, was purchased in 1918, though controversy about its suitability landed the acquisition in court.

© 2012 Tracy Salcedo- Chourre/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sacramento
Distance: 1.9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation, 915 I St., Fifth Floor, Sacramento 95814; (916) 808-5200; www .cityofsacramento .org/parks andrecreation
Local Maps: USGS Sacramento West CA and Sacramento East CA; online at www .cityofsacramento .org/parks andrecreation/parks/sites/pdf/ aerial_land_park .pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to William Land Park Tour

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