Diablo Vista ("Snake") Park / San Ramon and Danville Area Parks
Summer is in full swing and that means it's time to hit the parks. The San Ramon/Danville area has absolutely fantastic parks to take advantage of. With average summer temperatures around here in the high 80s, most of the parks also have water features to cool the kiddos down. A few parks even have newly updated play structures.
I have two children: ages 6 and 2 so I have lots of experience with Danville parks and San Ramon parks. In the coming weeks I will lay out the low-down on the best this great area has to offer.
Diablo Vista ("Snake") Park
Diablo Vista Park is lovingly referred to by locals as "Snake Park" because of the unique concrete and tile bedecked snake that winds down a gently sloping hill overlooking the playground. At the top of the hill is a truly minimalist water feature - just a few small geysers shooting up from the ground but this makes it perfect for littler ones.
The park below is a divided playground: one for older kids and one for younger. The latter was (thankfully) redone a couple years ago and has a wonderful rubber ground cover sure to fend off scraped knees and elbows. What used to be a large pit of sand is now a lovely patch of well-tended grass. There's also a large man-made rock which is a hit with older kids. The other side of the playground is much older and in my opinion, in need of replacing as well but has a great twisty slide with a net leading up to it.
At the other end of the parking lot are basketball and volleyball courts as well as a bar-b-que and picnic area. The rest of the land is devoted to sports play. My son has two years of Tee Ball under his belt at this park's expansive grassy fields. There is also a full baseball diamond and artificial turf soccer field.
If you live in the Crow Canyon/Bollinger Canyon corridor of San Ramon or Danville and have active kids, you will no doubt count this park as a second home and happily so.
For more information about Danville parks click here.