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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 pumpkin ride in William Land Park, Sacramento, 1963
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 Park in Sacramento. William Land was a founder of the East Lawn Memorial.

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".

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