Amenities

  • Barbecue
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Full Basketball Court
  • Handball Court
  • Playground
  • Shaded Picnic area

Park Information

Don’t let this park’s small footprint fool you: Jack W. Davis Park is packed with amenities including basketball, handball, picnic, and play areas. Major improvements to this park were made in 2017 when volunteers came together to build a KaBOOM! playground and celebrate the completion of a new full-size basketball court. That ambitious project was made possible by many organizations including KaBOOM!, Kaiser Permanente, The Sacramento Kings Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Fruitridge Community Collaborative, local contractors, volunteers and more.  The South Oak Park Community Association also provided an amazing, colorful mural to honor the people and achievements of the neighborhood.

This park is one of five properties obtained from the County of Sacramento in 1984 by the annexation of County Service Area #4A Fruitridge. The park was named for Jack Davis, a local rancher and a teacher and principal at Fruitridge Elementary School for many years. A former student of Fruitridge Elementary in the 1960s remembered principal Davis as a large, imposing figure that knew each student by name. A unique recollection was of Davis as an early recycler. Each day after the school’s lunch period, Davis would have each student place their food scraps in a bin, which he would collect and use for food for pigs on his ranch.

Jack W. Davis Park

Address: 16th Avenue and 44th Street
Year Built: 1973
Size: .9 acres