Top 5 San Ramon City Parks
I believe that San Ramon is home to the best parks in California. As a resident, father and San Ramon Realtor, I have enjoyed my share of parks over the last 13 years. Here are my families top 5 favorite San Ramon Parks:
- Athens Down. Can you say”jungle gym” and “monkey bars”? If so, this is the park for your family. Recently renovated, Athens Down Park has an elaborate set up of things to climb and swing. Typically full of baseball and soccer teams on the grassy fields, this playground is great fun for kids of all ages.
- Central park is our most prestigious park with over 42 acres of play area. Water features, softball fields, bike paths and open playground with swings is a blast for young kids. I would have to say that Central Park is our most elaborate playground in the City.
- Memorial Park off Bollinger Canyon Road. Let your kids get lost in the maze of playground equipment and swings. The park also includes an adjoining dog park for all our furry friends. Your family will spend hours enjoying the enormous play structures and open space.
- Valley View Park located at Monarch Rd off Star Jasmine Dr includes 10.25 acres of grassy goodness. Play ball, run the fields with your dog, or enjoy the slides at this manicured park. Complete with restroom and shaded picnic tables, Valley View Park in San Ramon is a great outdoor experience.
- Old Ranch Park, 1000 Vista Monte Dr. This park is ideal for kite flying, soccer, and children who love slides. The park is also perfect for toddlers learning to ride bikes. The short bike path circles the grassy field and is easily visible to parents keeping an eye on new riders. This park also has comfortable bench seating for lunch time or reading. Old Ranch Park also draws a crowd during meteor showers because of it’s location overlooking the Tri-Valley.
For more information about all the San Ramon Parks, go to: http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/parks_facilities/parks.htm