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Sunnyvale Parks Guide

September 25 2017
September 25 2017
Sunnyvale Parks Guide (1)

Sunnyvale has 17 parks and 1 plaza, equating to over 476 acres of space to play! According to the City of Sunnyvale’s website, the Sunnyvale Park system was designed with the goal that every neighborhood would be within walking distance of a park. The City’s great efforts certainly show. All the Sunnyvale parks I've been to have been clean, nicely maintained with plenty to do.

Don’t know where to start? I absolutely love this handy graphic the City put together, comparing all parks and their amenities - whether there are playgrounds, restrooms and picnic areas available for rent.

Seven Seas Park is Sunnyvale's newest park, and a must see if you have little kids. Seven Seas Park features two playgrounds, half basketball court, tennis court, spray pool, and a multi-use field. Oh, and a fenced dog park, making it perfect for kids and pets alike. Many of my mom friends say its the hands down the best park in Silicon Valley for little kids. Way to go Sunnyvale!

The Baylands Park is Sunnyvale’s largest of the park, covering 177 acres. And it's glorious.

“Located on the beautiful San Francisco Bay, Baylands Park provides over seventy acres of developed parkland offering active recreation, pathways and picnic areas for families and large groups. Baylands Park has a Naturalist theme which is enhanced by the many acres of native grasses, open meadows, and wonderful vistas. An additional 105 acres of seasonal wetlands are protected as a Wetlands Preserve providing habitat for plants and wildlife. Baylands Park is a successful joint venture between Santa Clara County which owns the property and the City of Sunnyvale which manages and maintains the Park.”

Full Circle Farm is the largest community-based urban farm in Silicon Valley. Encompassing eleven acres, Full Circle Farm is located in the Birdland neighborhood of Sunnyvale. It’s a project of Sustainable Community Gardens (SCG), a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the renewal of local, sustainable food systems throughout Silicon Valley. SCG provides affordable access to locally produced food, as well as education in environmental living, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and gardening.

Full Circle Farm is open to visitors on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but check out their schedule to confirm. There are also volunteering and field trip opportunities, as well as summer camps and a school.

Some of my other favorite parks include Las Palmas Park, a Polynesian themed park, Ortega Park, a Victorian-themed park, and Washington Park near downtown, which was built in 1945.


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