Lafayette Community Park is located at 480 St. Mary's Road— 1,500 feet south of Lafayette Community Center. The park's 68-acre site contains a variety of topography, wildlife and recreational opportunities. The south-end has two sports fields used in the Spring for baseball, and in the Fall for soccer. There is a reserved community picnic area and several single picnic tables. Past the picnic area and fields is a Tot Playground with an adjoining lawn. A footbridge leads people to the fields, picnic area and public restrooms from the parking lot, located at 480 Saint Mary's Road. A natural trail runs through the whole park.
The Pétanque site (French version of bocce) and picnic tables are bordered by Las Trampas Creek and the Saint Mary's Avenue. Access is provided by a pathway from the south-end parking lot at Lafayette Community Park. Local Pétanque players were successful in helping the Parks, Trails & Recreation Department create the courts and providing ongoing maintenance, classes, and tournaments.
Las Trampas Creek has formed a narrow meandering strip along the western edge of the park with steep-sided banks and Grizzly Creek runs along the northern edge. The creeks are surrounded by areas of thick riparian vegetation. Originally flatlands along Las Trampas Creek were floodplains, and used to grow walnuts and pears before the 1960s. Remnants remain of those orchards. The rolling lands constitute the highest ground and comprise most of the overall location. These support a range of vegetative communities including well-developed woodland of oaks, open grassland and two groves of eucalyptus
Set in a suburban, downtown community, this small park reflects the first neighborhood park in Lafayette. Because of its whimsical Pirate Ship, which catches the imaginations of young children with a top deck, steering wheel, climbing ropes and portholes, it's a popular spot for picnic lunches and attracts 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.
Lafayette City Park is for all residents to enjoy. The park provides numerous opportunities such as baseball or softball, soccer, lacrosse, biking, cycling, picnicking and nature watching. The application is required to use the community picnic area and use the baseball, softball, and soccer sports fields. No further use of those fields is allowed. If you are interested in applying to use the fields or reserving the community picnic area, please call the Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department at (925) 284-2232 to verify that the date you request is valid.
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!