On February 21st, the Sacramento City Council will vote to ensure the Sacramento Zoo entrance is designated a historical landmark. That means when the zoo space leaves, the mid-century style can inspire the next steps for what will replace it. And generations of families can bring their little ones through that same beloved entrance.

The Land Park Community Association sent a letter to the Sacramento City Council in support of this agenda item. Read the letter here: 2-20-2023 LPCA Sac Zoo Entrance Support Letter

To review the full agenda item:Staff_Report_-_Ordinance_Listing_Zoo_Entrance_Structures_3930_West_Land_Park_Drive_as_Landmark_on_Sacramento_Register_of_Historic_and_Cultural_Resources_M22-004

What will this do for the zoo entrance and the redevelopment of the space? The new designation council is voting on will make new/additional incentives, such as federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, available that will enable greater investment in the quality and aesthetics of how the historic structure is incorporated into new uses.

This year, the Land Park Community Association is working on a neighborhood survey. This survey will collect ideas for the Zoo space and help present to city staff assigned with reviewing those ideas. There are so many great ideas already like; indoor/outdoor roller skating rink, arts village, butterfly garden, petting zoo, bird sanctuary, swimming pools and native plants garden.  There are also ideas like a venue for music, crafts and events. Nothing is set in stone, so this is a terrific opportunity to share the possibilities. And the space is large enough, it could handle several different amenities at once!

The LPCA Neighborhood Meeting is coming up on March 2nd. It will be at Fairytale Town and neighbors can arrive starting at 6:00 pm. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in what we are focusing on this year, the meeting is a good opportunity to find out!