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Parks and nature in Los Gatos

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“Wonderful park all year round. Big lake, Canadian geese, gorgeous trees at fall. Nice playground and trails to walk or ride a bike. Plus annual Fantasy of lights extravaganza is your family tradition!Nice trails- Trails good for running, hiking and biking. They have 2 play areas for kids which various options of slides, toy train, car structure, airplane structure, swings. During winter holidays they have Christmas lights which is a must see experience.In summer days they have Pedal boat rentals on the lake You will absolutely LOVE Vasona Park! This park is located in the border of San Jose/Los Gatos area. Not only is it big, but there are so many things to do here from the classic BBQ ...”
  • 34 locals recommend
Garden
“Hakone Gardens is a traditional Japanese garden in Saratoga, California, United States. A recipient of the Save America's Treasures Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it is recognized as one of the oldest Japanese-style residential garden in the Western Hemisphere, and an enduring American treasure. Notable features include a bamboo garden, a Zen garden, a strolling garden (the Hill and Pond Garden), tea houses, and the Cultural Exchange Center, which is an authentic reproduction of a 19th-century Kyoto tea merchant's house and shop.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Noted for its mining activities, Quicksilver County Park is a 135 year-old California landmark area. With more than 4,000 acres, the park attracts hikers and outdoor lovers of all kinds. During the spring, the park is particularly popular for its displays of native wildflowers. People can typically be seen jogging, biking, or even walking their dogs. Relics of the mining era are scattered throughout the park. For history buffs, guided tours are available that talk about the mining sites within the park as well as the natural history of the setting. If you are looking to spend time outdoors, consider visiting this picturesque park.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Most breathtaking hiking trails I've ever been to- There are multiple trails.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“175 acre park grounds, Hiking trails, Botanical gardens and Art center. Within walking distance of 1.2 Miles.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Hike / bike trails 2 miles away. Parking available at trailhead. - Go South on Stelling, - Right on Prospect to go up the hill, - Continue past the Saratoga Country Club - Left turn into final stretch past golf greens to parking lot.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Love Bocci Ball? This place is awesome outdoor place to play. I have balls you can use. Just ask.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Best place ever to walk, run, or bike in the morning.I usually like to just walk to the park and do the 4 mile round trip along Los Gatos Creek. You can bike all the way to Los Gatos if you are inclined. They have basket ball courts and a toddler playground and small regular playground and a separate swing area. Nice park, one of my favs in Downtown.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Love Bocci Ball? This place is awesome outdoor place to play. I have balls you can use. Just ask.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
Park
“Huge Park with playground, BB areas, lots of grass, beach volleyball and tennis courts.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground

Trails

Music Venue
“The Montalvo Arts Center is a non-profit center for the arts in Saratoga, California, United States. Open to the public, Montalvo comprises a cultural and arts center, a park, hiking trails and the historic Villa Montalvo, an Italian Mediterranean Revival mansion nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The mansion and estate were constructed from 1912–14 by California statesman and businessman James Duval Phelan. After Phelan's death, the entire estate was donated to California as a park and then a cultural and arts center as it exists today. The arts center maintains the estate in partnership with Santa Clara County. The mansion is a historic landmark, and in 1978 it was award”
  • 15 locals recommend
Trail
“Don't drive! It is a fun bike ride into the town of Los Gatos. It is about 6 miles in each direction.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Spectacular views of the Bay Area. Like rock climbing? Try your hand at Castle Rock. If offers an array of "swiss cheese" like rock formations with little caves and crevasses. A climbers delight. Arrive early as parking fills up on sunny days.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
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