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Los Altos

 

LOS ALTOS
Attractions
 
Creating community through people, parks and programs!
 
The Recreation Department offers programs and services for different ages, interests, and ability levels. The department currently offers programs in the areas of sports, youth, teen, theater, adult, seniors, family activities, community events, historical preservation, public art and special interest classes. The comprehensive park plan of the City of Los Altos strives to provide a balance of open space areas, parks, trails, and recreation facilities to measurably increase the quality of life in the community. Parks and programs provide space and opportunities to learn, play, create and imagine.
 
We are fortunate to live in a beautiful place, with many opportunities for leisure activities. Our purpose is to continue to offer a wide range of services to help residents to fulfill their needs, dreams, and potential. If there is a program or service you would like added, please let us know!
 
Parks and Recreation Facility Rentals
Recreation Administration Office
Hillview Community Center
97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos
Telephone: (650) 947-2790
Email: recreation@ci.los-altos.ca.us 
http://www.ci.los-altos.ca.us/
 
The Recreation Department staff will help you locate the perfect setting for your wedding receptions, family gatherings, special events, conferences, performances, vendor fairs or meetings.
 
Park picnic tables and barbeques are available for use on a first come first served basis. However, the Patriot Corner Group Picnic Area in Shoup Park may be reserved in advance.
 
Hillview Community Center and Park
97 Hillview Avenue
The center hosts many recreation offerings including art, dance, fitness, cooking, music, and more. The six-acre site includes the “Whistlestop” playground, par course, Little League baseball diamond, soccer field, Bus Barn Theater, Los Altos History Museum, Gilbert Smith History House, Los Altos Senior Center and the administrative offices of the Recreation Department. Available rental facilities include a multi-purpose room, social hall, conference room and classroom/ meeting rooms
 
Los Altos Youth Center (LAYC)
1 North San Antonio Road
Centered amongst the historic Apricot Orchard in the Civic Center Complex, LAYC offers rental space and is the location for many recreation programs and classes.
 
Shoup Park – Garden House and Patriot Corner Picnic Area
400 University Avenue
Adobe Creek forms the backdrop for Shoup Park, which includes picnic tables, barbecue pits, turf areas, playground, parking and public restrooms. The 3.7-acre park is the home of the Underground Teen Center. Available rental facilities include the Garden House and the Patriot Corner Group Picnic area
 
Grant Park Center
1570 Holt Avenue
This 4.5-acre park offers an outdoor basketball court, pathways, a large multi-purpose turf, playground area, picnic tables, individual barbecues and public restrooms. Meeting/class rooms and multi-purpose room are available to rent.
 
Heritage Oaks Park
Corner of Portland and Miramonte Ave.
Five acres include play areas for preschoolers and elementary school age children, large grass area, picnic tables, barbecue pits and public restrooms.
 
Lincoln Park
1.1-acres of lawn bounded by Foothill Expressway, Lincoln, University, and Edith Avenues. The large strip offers a gazebo and various public art pieces including “Imagine That”, “Space Dance for Peace”, “Musical Gambol” and “Linear Circles”. Enjoy strolling and relaxing with your brown bag lunch.
 
Marymeade Park
Fremont Avenue at Grant Road
Attractions include three lighted tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, barbecue pits and large grass area. The 1.1-acre-park includes the ” Sun and Moon” sculpture and public restrooms. Access to parking is off Fremont Ave.
 
McKenzie Park
707 Fremont Avenue
The 4.3-acres park offers two lighted tennis courts; children’s play areas, picnic tables, public restrooms, barbecue pits and a large grass area. Showcased in the park is the “Pax Nova” sculpture. Access to parking is off Fremont Ave.
 
Montclaire Park
St. Joseph’s Avenue
Located adjacent to Montclaire School, the 1.1-acre park has two tennis courts, picnic tables, barbecue pits and a preschool play area. The adjacent school property has a large grass area for softball or soccer and a par course fitness trail
 
Redwood Grove
482 University Avenue
A 5.9-acre nature preserve, the park includes picnic tables, a boardwalk, observation decks and a hillside trail that follows Adobe Creek among the majestic redwood trees. Visitor parking is available on University Avenue. No motor vehicles allowed in the park.
 
Rosita Park
401 Rosita Avenue
This five-acre park contains a full size baseball diamond and soccer for youth and adult sports. Off street parking is available.
 
Village Park
Corner of Edith Ave. and San Antonio Road
This small passive park of .75 acres offers paths, benches and quiet spots for seeking respite. Showcased in the park is the “Olympic Wannabe’s” sculpture. Limited parking is available off of Edith Ave.
Athletic Facility Reservations
Facilities include: Hillview Soccer Field and Youth Baseball diamond, Grant Park Soccer Field, Rosita Park soccer and baseball fields, Tennis Courts located at Marymeade, McKenzie and Montclaire Parks and Egan & Blach Middle School Gyms. For availability, fee information and reservations, please contact Senior Recreation Supervisor Peggy Ford at (650) 947-2887.
 
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is a tax-supported public agency which has acquired approximately56,000 plus acres of scenic and recreational land in the foothills and baylands of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties for the preservation of the natural environment as well as the use and enjoyment of the public.
 
Low intensity recreational opportunities close-to-home are open to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year and include preserves with meadows as picnic sites, hills for kite flying and wooded trails for hiking.
 
Some of the preserves offer gravel parking lots, restrooms, well-marked trail systems and detailed site brochures. Maps are available from the MROSD at (650) 691-1200 or on-line at http://www.openspace.org/.
 
Hidden Villais a 1,600 acre farm and wilderness preserve, located on Moody Road in Los Altos Hills, in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Donated by the family of Frank and Josephine Duveneck, Hidden Villa is a nonprofit organization with a working organic farm and eight miles of wilderness trails which attract individual hikers and groups. Approximately 35 ,000 visitors per year enjoy the grasslands dotted with oak trees, chaparral hillsides and the Adobe Creek woodland watershed.
 
Hidden Villa offers hands-on, innovative learning experiences for children and adults, as well as a wide range of programs designed to increase environmental awareness and multicultural understanding. Programs include environmental education for school children, summer camp, community supported agriculture program, a visitor’s hostel, facility rentals, a 12 month internship program and a full calendar of environmental and community program events. Visitors are encouraged to participate in a myriad of volunteer activities which include working with the teachers and children in the environmental education program, harvesting crops for the community supported agriculture program, trail maintenance, clerical work in the program offices, and assistance with special events.
 
Hidden Villa is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9am to dusk and is closed during the summer for summer camp, except for selected weekends – call for dates. There is a $5.00 parking fee per car.  Program fees vary. For more information visithttp://www.hiddenvilla.org/ or call 949-8650.
 
Boating
 
Anderson Reservoir
19245 Malaguerra Ave., Morgan Hill
(408) 779-3634 (Launching and boating facilities)
 
Calero Reservoir
23201 McKean Road, San Jose
(408) 268-3883 (Offers facilities for boating and water skiing)
 
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
10840 Coyote Lake Road, Gilroy
(408) 842-7800
 
Flying
 
West Valley Flying Club, Inc.
1901 Embarcadero Road, Ste. 100, Palo Alto
856-2030 (Rentals and instruction)
 
Golfing
 
Enthusiasts have a variety of golf courses available. There are several private clubs and public courses in Santa Clara County.
 
Public Golf Courses
Blackberry Farm Golf Course
22100 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino (408) 253-9200
 
Deep Cliff Golf Course
10700 Clubhouse Lane, Cupertino
(408) 253-5357
 
Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course
1875 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto
856-0881
 
Shoreline Golf Links
2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
903- 4653
 
Spring Valley Public Golf Course
3441 Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
(408) 262-1722
 
Summitpointe Golf Course
1500 Country Club Dr., Milpitas
(408) 262-8813
 
Sunken Gardens Golf Course
1010 S. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale
(408) 739-6588
 
Sunnyvale Golf Course
605 Macara Ave., Sunnyvale
(408) 738-3666
 
Horseback Riding
 
Horseback riding is popular year-round in the Los Altos area. Horses are permitted to be stabled on residential property in Los Altos Hills and some are available for rent at local stables.
 
Fremont Hills Country Club Stables
26941 Purissima Rd., Los Altos Hills
948-9980 (Riding instruction, training)
 
Garrod Stables
22600 Mt. Eden Rd., Saratoga
(408) 867-9527 (Guided rides, instruction, boarding, rentals)
 
Spring Down Equestrian Center
725 Portola Rd., Portola Valley
851-1114 (Lessons, training, boarding)
 
Webb Ranch
2720 Alpine Rd., Menlo Park
854-7755 (Lessons, group rides and boarding)
 
Westwind Barn
27210 Altamont Rd., Los Altos Hills
941-6113 (Boarding and riding lessons, no rentals)
 
Calero Ranch Stables
 
23201 McKean Rd., San Jose
(408) 268-2567
(Horse rentals, summer equestrian camp, boarding and trail rides)
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