Brook Street Park is 1/3rd of an acre at 3550 Brook Street, one block west of Moraga Road.
Located in a suburban, downtown community, this small park marks the first public park in Lafayette. Because of its whimsical Pirate Ship, which captures the imaginations of young children with a top deck, steering wheel, climbing ropes and portholes, it's a popular spot for picnic lunches and draws families with young children. The play equipment area has a low-perimeter fence which keeps the kids safe. In the back, under a shade structure, is a picnic table for children and a side serving table which can accommodate small parties. There are no toilet facilities, and first-come, first-served use of the services.
As for Lafayette Parks, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan recently joined members of the Lafayette City Council; parks, trails and recreation commissioners; and residents to kick off the refurbishment of Brook Street Park at Lafayette. The playground is the only play space open to young children in the downtown area of Lafayette, and a significant gathering place for Lafayetteans of all ages. The refurbishment became possible when Bauer-Kahan and city partners succeeded in obtaining $300,000 of state support in the budget for the construction of new facilities in this year.
Brook Street Park, Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson said, would be a much more enjoyable place for our children and their families to enjoy. At the kickoff ceremony on Oct. 2, Teresa Gerringer, councilwoman, thanked Bauer-Kahan for her support in raising funds.
The project will allow for the full renovation of the obsolete play area of the "pirate ship," and the amenities of the new park will concentrate on children under 5 or with special needs and feature a brand-new American with Disabilities Act-friendly playground with a "expression swing." This coming spring, the city anticipates breaking ground at the new park. We just can't wait.
Brook Street Park is always a nice option, or what all the kids like to call pirate park. It is a small park with a pirate theme, with one wooden play structure. This is one of the few parks where taking the imagination is a must. Children have fun with their brains with no swings or twirly stuff. They can be the little mermaid here, a pirate or something else they can imagine. People like this park, because it is easy. Certain features that make it nice: fully enclosed, park benches, drinking fountain and plenty of shade.
This amazing landmark is located near the following amazing site in Lafayette, California:
- Elam and Margaret Brown Plaza
- East Bay Municipal Utility District Lafayette Reservoir
- Lafayette Community Center
- Lafayette Community Park
- Buckeye Fields
- Leigh Creekside Park
- Brook Street Park
- Dinosaur Hill Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!