The city of Sacramento requested an evaluation of William Land Park according to local, state and national criteria to understand its history and significance. We completed a historic context statement, eligibility criteria and an intensive survey of more than 60 major designed and natural features within the park. To efficiently complete the survey work, we developed an innovative process to record and evaluate the park features, allowing the city to finish the project within budget. The historic context statement placed the creation of William Land Park within the context of national and state park development, urban planning, and recreational development trends in Sacramento from 1900 to 1970. Finally, we compiled the data to create an eligibility statement with recommendations for listing in Sacramento Register of Historic and Cultural Resources, the California Register of Historical Resources and the National Register of Historic Places. The Sacramento Historic Preservation Department accepted both our report and recommendations.
Key Project Aspects
NRHP Evaluation criteria