Tucked away in the Bayview District, this leafy gem is home to a beloved community garden. The basketball court, playground and BBQ area are all time-honored gathering spots for friends and neighbors. Expansive views of the Bay and Candlestick Park.... more
Historic 13 acre park. Western half of the park is an official off-leash dog play area, Eastern half of the park has the children's play area, tennis courts, and famous view of the Painted Ladies Victorian homes with great views of the city. - http:... more
The Albert J. Boro Community Center (Pickleweed Park)  is a 24,000 s/f facility that includes space for community meetings, events, after-school programs, literacy, technology, education, library, social and recreational activities and programs.... more
Albert Park is San Rafael's main park, with a community center, playground, baseball field (Albert Field) and much more. more
Of course, Alcatraz is the tiny little island in the middle of the Bay that has such an amazing past as a top security prision that no one ever successfully escaped from it. But there's much more to its past that can only be discovered by actually vi... more
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On the former Mare Island Naval Base in Vallejo is a lush and old fashioned-looking circular park, centered around a quaint, 19th-century bandstand—that, and a 28-foot intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a Cold War-era nuclear-powered su... more
An amazing resource to the Bernal Heights area.   Fun, education, community. Everyone, young or old, experienced or still learning, is welcome to join our community workdays held from 12noon - 5pm every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month and t... more
Almaden Lake Park is San José's only park featuring a sand beach and swim area. Fish, boat, hike, wind surf, picnic and play volleyball or horseshoes. A snack bar offers beverages and light foods. Small shade canopies, inflatable kayaks, pedal... more
Cross wood bridges and navigate narrow turns as you venture into a different world. Mostly undeveloped, the park boasts many beautiful valleys and big views of the citty. For more than 100 years, the place was a mercury mine, and there are still some... more
A broad, tiered staircase climbs the terraced southern slope of this steep hillside park; when you reach the top, you will find panoramic views of the city and Bay. Trees and benches crown the summit, while nearby are a children’s playground, a... more
Alum Rock Park is one of California’s oldest municipal parks.  Located within the Alum Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Diablo Mountain Range, the park’s 740 acres of natural, rugged, beauty provide visitors with many leisure outd... more
Welcome to Alviso Marina County Park, gateway to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This 20.6 acre bayside park, located along Alviso slough and adjacent to the salt ponds and marshes of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National... more
Amador Valley Community Park's big attraction seems to be their aquatic facility. The play areas are small and not unique. However, there is a great path around the perimeter of the park that is good for bike riding. - http://www.great-kids-parks.com... more
The park is 20 miles south of Carmel on Highway 1. more
In the middle of San Francisco Bay sits Angel Island State Park, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The island is also alive with history. Three thousand years ago the island was a fishi... more
The park, 60 miles north of San Francisco on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa offers miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and trail riding. For wildflower lovers, Annadel Park offers a great variety of flowers from early Spring until early S... more
This is a 10.3 acre park tucked into old Aptos Village. It is the site of weekend music festivals, family picnics, weddings, company picnics, Renaissance Camp and other special events. Parking There are 27 spaces which are reserved if the facilit... more
Aquatic Park was built in 1939 as a public bathing club between Hyde Street Pier and Fort Mason. Now the National Maritime Museum is here. A great place to spend a weekend. The braves swim in the chilly waters. Ghirardelli Square and the cable car tu... more
In 1849, George Patterson left the Midwest for California's gold fields. He tried mining for a year but failed miserably. He decided to turn to something he know how to do well; farming. By 1877, he transformed himself into one of the wealthiest a... more
Arena Green is the section of the park located between Santa Clara Street on the south, Julian Street on the north, and directly across Autumn Street from SAP Center. Public restrooms are located near the Children's Carousel.   Visitors can visi... more
An amphitheater in the middle of the woods.   The area is beautiful and if you're lucky enough, you'll be able to see an event here as well. more
The serene, majestic beauty of this Grove is a living reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of this area before logging operations began during the 19th century. Armstrong Redwoods preserves stately and magnificent Seq... more
Audubon Canyon Ranch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization. It was founded in 1962 to safeguard Bolinas Lagoon from irresponsible development, leading the way for the protection of Tomales Bay. Today, Au... more
Audubon Canyon Ranch is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization. It was founded in 1962 to safeguard Bolinas Lagoon from irresponsible development, leading the way for the protection of Tomales Bay. more
Austin Creek State Recreation Area is approximately 2.5 to 3 miles above Armstrong Redwoods SNR.   Austin Creek SRA is accessed through the same entrance as Armstrong Redwoods SNR. With open woodlands, rolling hills, and meadows, its topography... more
Backesto Park elegantly shaded by mature Sycamores along the circumference of its three-square blocks, is home to a variety of diversions, including a modern children's playground, handball, basketball, baseball and soccer. The NNA annually spons... more
Badger Park sits on 11 acres of land that includes a community garden, athletic fields, children's playground, park benches & picnic tables, a trail along riparian habitat, and a dog park with water and shade. The Healdsburg Dog Park Committee, a... more
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For 90 years, Italian immigrants and their families have gathered in Bakesto Park for picnics and a game of bocce. The courts were first put in back in 1920, when the overwhelming population of the neighborhood was Italian immigrants. The courts wer... more
Balboa Park is a great resource for this area of town. The park has four baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, soccer field (stadium), dog run / field, baskets, an indoor swimming pool and a skate park. ---------- Balboa Park is a neigh... more
A great enclosed area with ramps, stairs, rails, mounds, walls, and more.   I've seen people with bikes, razors, in-line skates and of course, skate boarders, young and old. The Balboa Skatepark is a great upgrade to Balboa Park in general and... more
Barbieri Brothers Park sits on 3.5 acres and features walking paths, playgrounds, turf, sport court with ½ basketball court and bleacher seating, pavilion with picnic tables, and park benches. The Barbieri Brothers Park picnic area has 4 tables un... more
Bay Meadows Park is made for action. Along with being our largest park — a sprawling 12-acres flanking 28th E. Avenue — it’s also our sportiest. Satisfy your ball-fix on our meticulously groomed baseball and soccer fields or at the... more
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Bay Nature Institute is dedicated to educating the people of the San Francisco Bay Area about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world. We publish a full-color quarterly magazine, host a full-featured website with interactive map... more
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Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining on the Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water ha... more
Located on the beautiful San Francisco Bay, Baylands Park provides over seventy acres of developed parkland offering active recreation, pathways and picnic areas for families and large groups. Baylands Park has a Naturalist theme which is enhanced by... more
Bayside Fields have been the site of considerable development. It provides the largest collection of formal athletic facilities in Burlingame. Lighted fields are available for soccer, youth baseball, and softball. Several miles of trails are availabl... more
Various trails give you 360-degree views of the City, San Francisco Bay, San Bruno Mountain, and downtown San Francisco; diverse populations of sensitive plant species; a variety of resident and migratory bird species. more
Beach Chalet Soccer Fields is newly renovated as of 2015, featuring synthetic turf and lights.   Almost every weekend soccer fans can catch a game - maybe not a professional game, but fun nonetheless. more
Bedwell Bayfront Park is located at the east end of Menlo Park on San Francisco Bay at Highway 101 and Marsh Road. Parking is available along the entrance road and in two paved lots near the back of the park. Restrooms are near the first large paved... more
Belden, off the Feather River, is a small town in Plumas County, California. Head into the foothills on Highway 70 from Oroville into the Plumas National Forest. more
Five picnic tables and two barbecues are available at the eastern end of City Park adjacent to West K Street.  Designated tables are situated in the area of crushed granite and signage is posted indicating that the tables are in a reservable are... more
Aquatic Park provides a wide range of recreational opportunities, including bird-watching, boating, hiking, and the "Dream Land for Kids" play area, as well as a habitat for bird and aquatic life. more
The Marina's 52 acres of water and 975 berths can accommodate crafts from 16' to 84'. Surge and rough water are eliminated by an entrance breakwater. Berths have storage lockers, water, electrical outlets, night lighting, parking, restrooms and show... more
Amazing Views.  Wonderful walk to the top.   more
Welcome to Penitencia Creek County Park. This 163 acre linear park and regional trail incorporates parklands and open space from a number of agencies including Santa Clara County, the City of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Water District. This f... more
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The BJWRR has been in operation at Oak Meadow Park and Vasona Park in Los Gatos, California (50 miles south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley) since 1970. In 2011 the railroad attracted over 100,000 riders. Steam operation starts in April and runs... more
Black Oak Ranch offers group accommodation and event hosting in two facilities, Streeter Creek (summer home to Camp Winnarainbow), and Ten Mile (site of the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival).   We are located five miles north of Laytonville i... more
Blackberry Farm is a large park nestled in the heart of the Monta Vista neighborhood. The park is centrally located within the Stevens Creek Corridor, adjacent to McClellan Ranch Reserve and the Blackberry Farm Golf Course. The Stevens Creek Trail ru... more