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“Fun park; two amazing rides” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oak Meadow Park

Oak Meadow Park
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Los Gatos
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Sunnyvale, California
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65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun park; two amazing rides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This park is a gem. It has a GREAT kids playground complete with an airplane and fire engine. Nice level field and lots of shade. The highlight though has to be the train that goes through Oak Meadow and Vasona Parks. It's fantastic for the whole family and...it allows dogs. They also have a merry-go-round. Great good ole' fashion fun.

Visited April 2014
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Los Gatos, California
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178 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Jewel of Los Gatos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great place for kids. Nice play ground and a railroad. Many birds, including Snowy White Egrets nesting on a small island at the North West end of Lake Vasona. Also a pair of Great Blue Herons nesting on Los Gatos Creek.

Visited November 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Oak Meadow Park, "The Airplane Park"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Local children refer to Oak Meadow as "The Airplane Park". It is one of the last parks in the U.S. to have a real plane upon which kids can climb and use their imaginations! Oak Meadow also is home to a lovely, historic carousel and a small gage railroad. There are loads of swings, slides and play equipment, plus an expanse of lawn, a bandstand, and multiple picnik tables.

This is a fantastic park for a kid's birthday party or any outdoor event. Vasona Lake County Park is next door and shares the train and carousel, plus of course the lake for sailing, paddle boating etc.

Oak Meadow is home to many annual events such as the September "Screen on the Green" (movie showing) and the Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival each July-August too. A great place to enjoy The Bard under the stars!

The parking lot is free to residents of the town, but there's a small cost for visitors. Street parking along University Avenue is a no-cost alternative.

Visited November 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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“Great place to take kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is a city park and it has a great playground area for small children. It also houses an antique restored merry-go-round and an old time railroad ride called the Billy Jones Railroad which has a steam engine and several restored passenger cars. There is a creek running along side the park which the kids love. There are lots of trees and many picnic tables. They have a baseball field with backstop and a large grass area where older kids play frisbie, etc.

Visited August 2012
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