Cultural landscape eligible for historic preservation
The city of Sacramento was interested in preserving William Land Park as an historic resource. The challenge was to do so following three sets of criteria—local, state and national. We completed a context statement, eligibility statement 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.
William Land Park Survey and Evaluation
Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation