Big, fun, well-designed park near El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA.
BBQ facilities, bocce ball court, children's playground, horseshoe area, picnic areas, tennis courts, volleyball court, and rest rooms. Host to Summer Sounds concert series.
Cuesta Park was one of the many things that attracted us to the neighborhood it sits in. We're lucky to live within walking distance of this lovely place. I have walked my babies through it in strollers, enjoyed the Music in the Park series, logged in many hours at the playground and my daughter has taken tennis lessons at the very well run tennis center.
There are a few things that should be noted about Cuesta Park that visitors may not be aware of:
- Food is not allowed in the playground area. This rule is in place due to a series of squirrel attacks that began occuring after years of visitors feeding the critters. The squirrels become desensitized to humans and began crawling into diaper bags under strollers and even attacking kids carrying snacks around the playground. And no, I'm not kidding about this though I wish I was.
- The bowl next to the tennis center isn't really a dog park. Although I would have liked for it to be and tried to convinced the city council to fence it and put a dog park in there, it is not a dog park. Many people make this mistake because it is a posted off leash dog training area. Ball throwing doesn't count as off leash training. My husband narrowly escaped a leash violation here once.
This is one of the larger parks in the mountain view area. They have a large grass area where the kids can run around and a pretty large playground area - one geared towards little toddlers and another towards older kids. I like it because it's large enough where you can find a secluded area to sit in. Good size parking lot as well. My son really enjoys this park.
Cuesta Park is one of our family's favorite parks in San Luis Obispo. It's set back from the road- very shady and calming. There is a small brook running through the park. They have a newer play area with rubber mulch. They also have several large picnic areas and a volleyball court.
If you have a climber, then Cuesta Park is sure to be a favorite playground for you child. The large playground area has clean loose sand and lots of different climbing challenges, Best of all, the playground is set amidst old redwood trees that provide lots of shade on a hot summer day. There are also lots of large grassy areas to run around on and to set up a game of frisbee or volleyball. The park also has several BBQ pits and picnic tables. There are also nice tennis courts and bathrooms. Parking is fairly easy even on weekends and holidays. My only complaint is that the playground area isn't fenced so you have to keep you eyes on young kids all the time. Although you might be tempted to laze around and chit chat with a friend under a shady tree, you'll find yourself chasing after your young child the whole time.
Everything that you need is here. Restrooms, open space, solid play structures. Previously known to have aggressive squirrels, but the ban on food in the play areas has mitigated the problem. Plenty of trees help to shade the play area from the blazing California sun.
This is a great park to take kids to - wide expanses of lawn and rolling hills to run about and large, well maintained play structures. Come earlier in the day to avoid the crowds as mother's groups are drawn here by the masses.
Cuesta Park is one of the better parks/playgrounds in the general Mountain View/lower peninsula area. There are several different sets of play structures, each oriented towards a different age group. The surface under the play structures is some kind of rubberized bouncy stuff so that falls will be slightly cushioned. In between the different structures is a "lake" of sand with several more play items scattered around it. The park has a lot of shade but some sun too. There are two sets of swings, both for young children and older. The only downside is the presence of fairly aggressive squirrels, so leave the picnic at home!