Richard and Annette Bloch cancer survivors park
The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park at UC Davis Medical Center provides a peaceful environment for reflection and rest. It is intended as a place of hope and inspiration for people from throughout the region who have been affected by cancer.
The park is located at 2601 Stockton Blvd. in Sacramento, on the northeast corner of Stockton and Second Avenue. The park is a two-block walk from UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Parking is available in visitors' parking lot 14 on Second Avenue across from the park.
About the park
The 1.2 acre park, dedicated in November 2002, was made possible by an $850,000 gift from the Richard A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, and more than $40,000 from local donors. The Sacramento park was the 18th built across the country by the Bloch Foundation. While each park reflects its individual city, the parks all have three common elements:
A bronze sculpture by the late Mexican artist Victor Salmones, featuring eight life-sized figures navigating a maze that represents cancer treatment
- A positive mental attitude walk, featuring 14 plaques inscribed with inspirational messages
- A road to recovery, marked with seven motivational plaques
For all who visit it, the park provides a place for understanding, accepting and enjoying survivorship.