William Land Park

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William Land Park, frequently referred to as simply "Land Park" is a major city park in Sacramento, California.[1] The park is located between Interstate 5 and State Route 160.

Children leaving a pumpkin ride in Fairytale Town, 1963

William Land was a pioneer who built the Western Hotel at the NE corner of 2nd and K St in 1875 (California Historical Landmark #601). There is an elementary school named after him. He is buried in a Greek temple mausoleum within East Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Sacramento. William Land was a founder of the East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

There are several city attractions located within the park[2] including:

  • The Sacramento Zoo
  • Fairytale Town, a park which has play equipment designed to represent articles from various fairy tales and nursery rhymes (there is a small admission fee). [3]
  • The William Land Golf Course [4]
  • Funderland, a small park with several carnival like rides primarily for very young children. [5]

"Land Park" can also refer to the surrounding neighborhood.

William Land Park was mentioned in Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 rap song "A Rapper's Reputation".

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  1. ^ "William Land Park Photo Page". City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  2. ^ "William Land Park Amenity Guide". City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Fairytale Town website". Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  4. ^ "William Land Golf Course". The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Funderland website". Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

Coordinates: 38°32′27″N 121°29′57″W / 38.5408°N 121.4993°W / 38.5408; -121.4993