With its mild climate and natural beauty, Los Altos is a desirable spot for spending time outdoors. Whether you hope to observe the local wildlife or you love exercising outside, the parks in Los Altos offer a variety of trails and facilities for you to enjoy. Los Altos parks consist of a variety of recreational facilities that are great for you, your friends and the entire family. Even you pets can come too if they’re on a leash.
1285 Fremont Ave, at Grant Road
With three lighted tennis courts, a playground, a number of picnic tables and barbeque pits and a large grass area, this small 1.1-acre park is great for you and the kids. There is even a beautiful “Sun and Moon” sculpture, making this park feel restorative, beautiful and fun. If you’re driving to the park, you can park your car off Fremont Ave.
Hillview Community Center and Park
97 Hillview Avenue
If you are looking for a large park with a wide variety of facilities and activities, then look no further than the Hillview Community Center and Park. Sitting on six acres of ground, this park has everything you might want, including fields for soccer and youth baseball, as well as a senior center. There is also a “Whistlestop” playground available for the kids. The Hillview Park is home to the Bus Barn Theater, the Los Altos History Museum, the Gilbert Smith History House and rental facilities with a multi-purpose room and social room for hosting parties and meetings. This spot is also frequently the host of recreational activities, from art, fitness and dance to cooking and music.
Los Altos Youth Center (LAYC)
1 North San Antonio Road
Offering recreational activities for both kids and adults, the Los Altos Youth Center is the home of many programs and classes. Located among the historic Apricot Orchard and Civic Center, the LAYC is a safe and fun place for you and your family.
Grant Park Center
1570 Holt Avenue
With 4.5 acres of outdoor basketball courts, pathways, a multi-purpose turf, picnic tables and barbecues, a playground and restrooms, the Grant Park Center is a fun space for exercising, playing and enjoying the nice weather. Host a party or have a picnic. This park even has meeting and class rooms available for rental.
Heritage Oaks Park
Corner of Portland and Miramonte Ave
This park is five-acres of play area intended for preschool and elementary school age children. With a large grass area, restrooms, picnic tables and barbecue pits, it is perfect for spending an afternoon with your kids.
Between Foothill Expressway, Lincoln, University and Edith Avenues
This small 1.1-acre park offers a gazebo, public art pieces, including “Imagine That,” “Musical Gambol,” “Space Dance for Peace” and “Linear Circles.” You can picnic, stroll or relax in this charming park with its natural and artistic beauty.
Other parks in Los Altos:
• McKenzie Park
707 Fremont Avenue
• Montclaire Park
St. Joseph’s Avenue
• Rosita Park
401 Rosita Avenue
• Shoup Park—Garden House and Patriot Corner Picnic Area
400 University Avenue
• Village Park
Corner of Edith Ave. and San Antonio Road