It is a fact – being outdoors makes you healthier and happier. In this digital world full of negative news (in your face 24/7), unplugging and getting in the great outdoors is more important than ever! And you don’t need to drive to a remote national park or spend money on fancy gear to enjoy the life-improving power of the outdoors. Check out the local parks on our list for some ideas or suggest a few of your own!
Pleasant Hill Park
147 Gregory Lane
?Beautiful 16.5 acre park in the center of Pleasant Hill. This park features playgrounds, picnic spots & a pool plus areas for softball, basketball & bocce.
“Really nice park. The cleanliness of this park really stands out. It has a couple of ballfields that normally have people sporting in one way or another. Lots of friendly dogs with plenty of room for walks and nice picnic areas.” –Charles Reeves
738 Grayson Road
This 4.5 acre park is great for company picnics, family reunions, and barbecues! The park offers reservable picnic area with barbecue, softball/sports field, sand volleyball court, surfaced basketball court, and lighted bocce courts.
“Playground, green area, bathrooms, parking, and lots of shade, tables and BBQ – can be reserved in advance – all on a small footprint that keeps it personal.” -Adrian Ispas
Paso Nogal Park
Paso Nogal Road
This park is designated as open space, offering a fenced in dog exercise park area (2.5 acres), small picnic areas and approximately 63 acres of hiking trails.
There are 8 entrances to the park. The main entrance is located on Paso Nogal Road. Others are Kiki Road, Boies Drive, Gail Drive, Odin Drive, Morello Avenue, and Paso Nogal Court.
The park and open space area is largely bounded by Taylor Boulevard to the south, Morello Avenue to the East and Paso Nogal Road to the North.
“Stumbled upon this amazing green space today! Didn’t know it was this park until a fellow passerby told me because I entered through a side street. Absolutely gorgeous 360 views of Mount Diablo Valley!!” -Cybele Lerman
Frank Salfingere Park
310 Civic Dr. Pleasant Hill
Beautiful, smaller park with a popular community center for weddings, conferences and receptions. It all totals about an acre and a half.
“Great little park packed with miniature walking trails all around and the community center is right in the middle for events and other activities. If it interests you – GREAT location for the mobile game “Pokemon Go” with gyms and stops galore. Best time to go: In the evening for a quiet sunset stroll.” – ZG
Remember, while yes, you can leave your home for exercise and to get some fresh air, you should still practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others at all times.
For comments or inquires contact:
Alex Khodadad, Broker, CPA
1930 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523