William Land Park facts for kids
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".
William Land Park Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.