Children, Fitness & Exercise

February 7, 2017

Three San Ramon Valley Parks to Visit

 

Living in the Danville and San Ramon area gives you access to some excellent parks. When you have nearby parks, there’s more of an incentive to get out and enjoy the outdoors more often. Learning more about the area’s parks and their amenities will provide you with the incentive you need to enjoy everything.

Some of the parks to keep at the top of your list include:

  • Sycamore Valley Park
  • Diablo Vista
  • Walt Disney Park

Sycamore Valley Park

One of the things that attracts visitors to Sycamore Valley Park is its convenient location at Camino Tassajara and Hollbrook Drive in Danville is its array of facilities that suit different ages.

Options that kids will love include:

  • Play area with new climbers, swings, and slides
  • A recreational fountain
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Shaded bocce ball courts

Other features attractive to all ages and especially adults include:

  • A picnic area for up to 65 people
  • A second picnic area with barbecue pits and eight tables
  • A jogging path through most of the park
  • Reflection pond with waterfall

Diablo Vista

Diablo Vista, at 1000 Tassajara Ranch Drive, is among one of the most popular parks for children with families in the area. It is divided into three distinct areas with swings, a climbing structure, and buildings. One of the most noteworthy features is a tile snake that winds down a hill, with some fountains for water play. Highlights include:

  • Sand play area
  • Bucket swings
  • Climbing structures perfect for toddlers
  • Two tennis courts
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Shaded picnic area

Walt Disney Park

Located on the grounds of Walt Disney Park Elementary at 3250 pine Valley Road in San Ramon, this park is every bit as full of fun as you would expect it to be. The play areas are well-shaded, and the sports fields are ideal spots for local Little League play.

Playground features include:

  • A play structure
  • Swing set
  • Jungle gym
  • Playground area for toddlers
  • Hopscotch outlines

Sports facilities offered include:

  • Soccer field
  • Baseball field
  • Dodgeball court
  • Handball wall
  • Basketball courts

Other features of interest include:

  • A picnic area
  • Wizard of Oz mural
  • Painted United States map

Parks and Your Property Values

Buying property near a park or building near a park is a great way to assure yourself of higher property values. A house close to a park always has greater appeal than a property further away from one. Because parks require city funding to thrive, tax revenue from nearby properties plays a crucial role.

If your house is near a park, the benefits are certain to outweigh additional costs. Safe places for kids to play and adults to enjoy the outdoors are always an asset. Consider how you can benefit from a nearby park when you’re buying a home. If you are planning to buy or sell a home in the San Ramon Valley area,¬†contact¬†Villa Properties at (925) 519-0794 for help in answering all of your questions.

This article originally appeared on Villa Properties’ blog.

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