Surrounded by oak and eucalyptus trees, this park offers a variety of activities, including picnicking, barbecueing, fishing, ... More
Surrounded by oak and eucalyptus trees, this park offers a variety of activities, including picnicking, barbecueing, fishing, sailing, tennis, and jogging. During the summer you can enjoy carousel and train rides at this park.
We live minutes from the park and the reason is we love it. Lots of things for our 3 year old to do, Petting Zoo, Carosel. Pony Rides, playing equipment, Train, BBQ areas etc etc. Look out for Family fun days which happen in Summer and brings even more like Movies in the park and clowns etc. Another great thing is it is next to other great outdoor areas like Spring Lake, Great hiking, Excercise spots etc, Annadal (Which my husband loves and says is hands down the best mountain bike riding in Northern California....Try it out.
We were invited to Howarth Park for a birthday party, so I was just picturing a simple park, but by the time we left, it had turned into our favorite!
There is a huge play area with two different play structures. One is a giant pyramid made of ropes, and the older kids love to try to climb it. It's large enough for 15 kids to be on it at one time, so there isn't a traffic jam. The other play structure is great with climbing, ramps, slides, funny monkey bars, etc. The only drawback is that it is so large with so many parts that if you are there with multiple kids alone, it's hard to keep your eye on them all at once. It's perfect for groups.
We then played for hours in the "fountain" that is holes in the ground that shoot water. The sand area was great because it was gigantic with lots of fun statues--a pig's trough with a water spout and across the way, a mountain that you could have water dribbling out of.
All of this, and I haven't mentioned the train rides, paddle boats, or small western facade for the kids to run around in. It's totally worth your time--and plan to make it a day!
Hiking, boating, biking, tennis, basevall, kids area, picnicing, pony rides, riding a train, it has it all. One of my favorites. Easily accessible. My favorite activities are to hike around Lake Ralphine or to take a bike ride over the hill to Spring Lake and back.