Sacramento Dog Parks

Sutter’s Landing Regional Park

Address: 20 28th St, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States

Sutter’s Landing Regional Park is calling everyone who loves the outdoors! Located conveniently in Sacramento, California, this park offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With lots of open green space and diverse trails to explore, Sutter’s Landing Regional Park proves it has plenty to offer. Whether you’re looking for adventure, like the nature center and playground, or a scenic spot to relax by the river, you’ll be sure to find something here to suit your needs. Take a break from it all here at 20 28th St in Sacramento!

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The Nisenan, or Southern Maidu, were the area’s first occupants. Historically, the Valley Nisenan lived by flowing water and traveled between locations in canoes fashioned from tule reeds. They prospered through hunting, fishing, and foraging for sustenance in the region.

In 1839, after ascending the Sacramento River, John Sutter and his troops landed in the northwest corner of what would become Sutter’s Landing Park. Shortly thereafter, Sutter established a permanent camp and subsequently constructed his fort on the current location of Sutter’s Fort, the earliest settlement inside the current city limits of Sacramento.

To prevent flooding, soil was removed from Sutter’s Landing to construct levees and raise the city. By the middle of the 1800s, these excavations had produced huge pits.

The pits were eventually filled with waste caused by the city’s expansion. The location was designated as the 28th Street Landfill. It grew to become the city’s principal dump, as well as the highest point in Sacramento.

In 1984, after decades of use, the city chose the dump as the eventual site of a regional park. The City Council called it Sutter’s Landing Park in 1989, and a preliminary master plan for the park was authorized in 1995. The current approved Sutter’s Landing Park Master Plan for the City of Sacramento was adopted in October 2003. A lot of important enhancements have been made to the park since then.

Park Amenities

    • Basketball Courts (one full court and one-half court) – Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the basketball courts at Sutter’s Landing Regional Park are the perfect place to practice your skills or have some fun with friends. With one full court and one-half court, there’s plenty of room for everyone.
    • Bocce Ball Courts with Shade Canopy Seating Areas – For a bit of leisurely fun, the bocce ball courts at Sutter’s Landing Regional Park provide hours of entertainment. With a shady canopy seating area nearby to relax and watch, you can enjoy the game in comfort.
    • Dog Park – Sutter’s Landing Regional Park is the perfect place for pup parents who want to let their dogs run and play off-leash. The 2.5-acre park includes separate areas for large and small dogs, as well as benches, pooper scoopers, waste receptacles and more.
    • Landscaping
    • Parking Lots – Several parking lots are available, making it easy to access the park from any direction.
    • Park Entry Monuments – Sutter’s Landing Regional Park is marked by two entry monuments that welcome visitors with a touch of grandeur.
    • Restrooms – Restrooms are conveniently located throughout the park, making it easy to find a place to take a break or freshen up.
    • Shade Structure – A large shade structure provides protection from the sun, making it ideal for picnics or other outdoor activities.
    • Signage Improvements
    • Skate Area, with seating areas and a drinking fountain – The skate area offers plenty of room for skateboarders and BMX riders to practice their tricks. The seating areas and drinking fountain provide a comfortable spot to hang out, rest, and stay hydrated.
    • Walkways – A variety of walkways, ranging from easy to difficult, weave through the park. With stunning views and plenty of native plants and wildlife, these trails are perfect for walking or jogging.
    • Three acres of habitat restoration along the American River Parkway with native understory plants
    • Three-quarter mile rubberized asphaltic concrete multi-use trail along the American River Parkway
    • Trailhead Entry Improvements with decorative paving, concrete paving, seating areas with concrete bench/bollards, bike racks, trash receptacles, interpretive signs, park name sign, and raised planters with landscaping.

Sacramento, California is blessed with some of the area’s most gorgeous dog parks and playgrounds. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • Glenbrook Large Dog Park
  • Sutter’s Landing Dog Park
  • North Natomas Regional Dog Park
  • Bannon Creek Dog Park
  • Partner Park Dog Park
  • Lynn Robie Off-Leash Dog Park
  • Truitt Bark Park
  • Howe Ave Park Off Leash Dog Park
  • Sutter’s Landing Regional Park

All of these beautiful dog parks are located just a short distance from our historic location at 3015 H St
 in Sacramento! Stop by for a visit anytime!