Parks & Open Spaces

Los Altos Recreation Department

97 Hillview AveLos Altos Recreation Department
Los Altos, California 94022
Phone: (650) 947-2790

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. The Los Altos Recreation Department offers a variety of rental facilities for different capacities and uses. Indoor facilities, park facilities, gymnasiums, athletic fields, tennis courts, and bocce ball courts are available for rent. 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.

Locations include …

Hillview Community Center and Park

97 Hillview Avenue

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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

1 North San Antonio Road

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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 / Patriot Corner Picnic Area

400 University Avenue

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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

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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.

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Five acres include play areas for preschoolers and elementary school age children, large grass area, picnic tables, barbecue pits and public restrooms.

Lincoln Park

Foothill Expressway, Lincoln, University, and Edith Avenues

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
  • Egan & Blach Middle School Gyms.

For availability, fee information and reservations, please contact Senior Recreation Supervisor Peggy Ford at (650) 947-2887.