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:
"Land Park" can also refer to the surrounding neighborhood.
William Land Park was mentioned in Sir Mix-A-Lot's 1992 rap song "A Rapper's Reputation".