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Lamorinda's Parks

Written by LamorindaWeb. Posted in Recreation + Travel

Can you guess which Lamorinda park you can find this unique piece of art?

 

No matter the time of year, there is just something about spending time in any of our local parks. Grab your picnic basket and head outdoors!

Lafayette

Brook Street Park
3562 Brook Street, Lafayette
The unique Brook Street Park is hidden in a quiet residential neighborhood.  This shady park is the start of a magical adventure for kids of all ages as they explore the two level pirate ship play structure.  The fence enclosing the park will ensure you kids don't wander off while exploring. 

Buckeye Fields
711 Saint Mary’s Road, Lafayette
Looking to shag a few balls or work on your soccer moves with your kids?  The Buckeye Fields in Lafayette is the place to go.  With 2 baseball fields, a juniors soccer field and batting cages, there is enough to keep any family busy for a couple of hours.  There are also picnic tables to share a snack between innings and paved parking off of St. Mary's Road.

Lafayette Community Park
480 Saint Mary’s Road, Lafayette
Lafayette Community Park is just down the road from the Lafayette Community Center.  It is a huge 68 acres large and has two sports fields, two playground areas for different aged children and swings.  There is also a hiking trails within the park as well as picnic tables to rest after your journey.

Lafayette Community Center Tot Lot
500 Saint Mary’s Road, Lafayette
The Lafayette Community Center Tot Lot is the perfect small playground for your young children.  Fenced off on all sides, this area boasts a sandbox, a playstructure with a slide and a climbing structure that looks like a fire truck. There are a few picnic tables to stop and enjoy a snack after enjoying a kindergym class or meeting for a playdate.  

Leigh Creekside Park
Moraga Boulevard and Fourth Street, Lafayette
If you are in the downtown Lafayette area and your kids need to burn off some energy, stop by the Leigh Creekside Park.  There is plenty of open space to help them use that ice cream sugar high and benches and picnic tables to rest.

Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
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The Lafayette Reservoir has something for everyone - fishing and boating in the reservoir, a 2.7 mile trail for runners and bikers, two play structures, grass space and plenty of picnic areas.  Come and enjoy the scenic views while you walk with your friends and family.

Lafayette Trails
The City of Lafayette posts Lafayette Trails map on their site for Lafayette and surrounding trails. Lace up those hiking boots!

Moraga

Moraga Commons Park
1799 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga
Moraga Commons Park is located in the heart of Moraga.  The park has two separate play structures for younger and older children, a skateboard park, sand volleyball courts and a water feature to cool the kids off during the hot summer days.  There are also picnic tables and a bandshell, which is used in the summertime for the Concert in the Park series.  This park also intersects the Lafayette-Moraga Trail and is a great place to go for a run or a bike-ride.

Moraga Commons Master Plan Update Survey

The Park and Recreation Commission seeks your input on Moraga Commons Park! From March 27 to April 7 the Parks and Recreation Department will be soliciting input from residents through an online survey. Please take 10 minutes or so to complete the Online Survey.  Your input is critical to the process and we thank you for your feedback! Only one survey submittable per device; if more than one person in your household wants to participate, you will need to use separate computers. Survey closes 4/7. The purpose of this study is to measure consumer perceptions and leisure practices related use of the Moraga Commons Park by community participants.  The Commission hopes to receive feedback on residents' needs, wants and desires as they relate specifically to the usage of the Moraga Commons Park.  (From: http://www.moraga.ca.us)

Rancho Laguna Park
2101 Camino Pablo, Moraga
Rancho Laguna Park has beautiful open space and is coveted by dog owners as a special multi-use park where canine lovers can let their dogs run free.

Orinda

Orinda Community Park
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
The Orinda Community Center Park is centrally located and is directly next to the Orinda Community Center and the Orinda Library.  There is a lovely grassy area in the middle of the two play structures.  There are also four tennis courts, a half-tennis court and a sandbox. 

Orinda Oaks Park
Located between Hall and Ivy Drive, Orinda
Looking for a quiet space to get away from the hustle and bustle of life?  Check out Orinda Oaks Park.  This 12-acre hidden treasure is home to a barbecue area, picnic tables, grass volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and hiking trails.

Wilder Sports Fields
The first two of five new sports fields, known as the Wilder Sports Fields, opened in June 2011.  The sports turf fields will allow for year-round play as well as evening play.