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William Land Park - Sacramento, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 32.251 W 121° 30.208
10S E 630430 N 4266518
Quick Description: William Land Park in Sacramento, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2014 10:43:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMKFWX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 1

Long Description:
"William Land Park, frequently referred to as simply "Land Park" is a major city park in Sacramento, California. 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 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).
The William Land Golf Course
Funderland, a small park with several carnival like rides primarily for very young children.

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

Vic's Ice Cream - landmark restaurant in the neighborhood.

William Land Park was mentioned in Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 rap song "A Rapper's Reputation"." (visit link)
Name: William Land Park

Street Location: Freeport Blvd

Local Municipality: Sacramento

State/Province, etc.: CA

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Named after William Land

Recreational Facilities:
Playground golf zoo

Monuments/Statues: Yes

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): No

Fountains: Yes

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Lakes

Date Established: Not listed

Picnic Facilities: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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