Sutter Park resides within one of Sacramento’s most sought-aft er park neighborhoods, East Sacramento. Established in the mid-1800s as Sutter Township, the area was home to some of the region’s most productive farms, dairies, orchards and nurseries. Attractions like Tivoli Gardens and Smith Pomological Gardens not only provided nursery stock and produce, but also served as a recreational respite from the city. The first planned residential development began around 1910, growing significantly over the next two decades with the extension of trolley lines, the advent of automobile ownership, and the post-World War I economic boom. Sutter Memorial Hospital was established on the site in 1937. When completed, the hospital was still on the outskirts of town.