Capitol Mall is the green welcome mat that heralds the State Capitol from the golden Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River. Capitol Mall is host to events and may have a new future as the City and State are discussing.
Old Sacramento is a National and California landmark and the West’s first historic district with museums and privately owned restaurants, bars, shops and office space. Located on the banks of the Sacramento River, “Old Sac” has multi-story buildings that house very unique and exclusive condo properties.
Southside Park sits at Downtown’s southern end and is a resource to the neighborhoods and office workers to its north. With a walking/running path, pool, tennis courts, an amazing play structure, a pond and amphitheater, Southside Park is host to people of all ages gathering for recreation, sport and performance/community events.
Sacramento’s largest and longest running Farmer’s Market is across W Street from Southside Park under the Highway 80 freeway. Known as the “Sunday Farmers Market,” dozens of vendors bring fresh produce, meat products, nut, flowers, plant and naturally grown products for sale.
Some of the most historic homes and business buildings are found in Downtown’s Alkali and Mansion Flats; Southside Park was built , while other neighborhoods have vintage apartment houses, retail structures, and repurposed hotels next to newly built communities or State buildings.
Residents’ perception of Downtown’s eastern border differ; many suggest it naturally stops at the railroad tracks, while others indicate 16th Street, or Highway 160. To the north, the border is the American River, and Highway 80 to the south.
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