What? : Vasona Lake
County Park is an urban park located in Los Gatos and part of the Santa Clara
County Parks system. Large grass, lake, flat paved trails, Miniature train
rides and carousel are available.
Where? : Vasona Lake
County Park is located at: 333 Blossom Hill Rd Los Gatos, CA
Due note 1: The park is
open year-round from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. Vehicle entrance fees of 6$ are
collected year-round. Fees are also required for group picnic reservations.
Due note 2: There is a walk-in
entry at University Ave. you can freely park at the nearby roadside
Due note 3: The reservoir
is host to non-power recreational boating, and a marina on site has pedal boats
for public rental.
My thoughts: I really like
this park for walking or running while enjoying the near by nature. This is
ideal place for south valley picnic location and many kids activities.
The 152 acres
park and connecting parkway are the most popular of Santa Clara County's
regional park and recreation areas.
County Park includes accessible parking lots near the lawn which can be used
for informal play such as frisbee tossing, softball or soccer. There are
several picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis.
runners, bicyclists, and skaters enjoy the Los Gatos Creek multiple use trail
which begins at Lexington Reservoir and follows the Los Gatos Creek for nearly
9.5 miles through the park.
and row boats are available for rental from early spring through early fall. The
lake also offers fishing.
Vasona Lake County Park is the Town of Los Gatos' Oak Meadow Park. Here,
visitors can ride a carousel, picnic, play informal sports, or enjoy the miniature
train rides. The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad originate in Oak Meadow and run
through Vasona Lake County Park.
locomotive No. 2, 100 years old in 2005, was once again made operable after
being reboilered over the course of about a decade.