The Fremont Central Park and Lake Elizabeth is an 83 acre park in Fremont. There are 4 playground areas, 2 basketball courts, a boat launch area with rentals available, fishing, driving range, waterpark, skate park, soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts and lots of paths for walking and biking.
On a Friday morning this spring, we made the drive to Fremont to check out the playground at Fremont Central Park ( the newer ones by Aqua Adventure). I wish this was our neighborhood park- my kids could have played here for hours. We completely ran out of time to check out the Lake or anything else.
The playground structure has a ton to offer kids that love to climb and slide. My almost 4 year old who loves to climb on anything and everything could safely climb everything at this park. My somewhat timid 5 year old initially had trouble with a couple of the tall slides. If she had found more kids her age using them, I am sure she would have been fine. There was a two year old that followed my kids around a bit that really enjoyed climbing almost everything with them.
If I were taking my kids here by myself, I would have to tell them to stick together. The play structure is simply so big that it would be hard to closely watch two kids at the same time running in separate directions.
At the moment, this is probably my favorite playground in the Bay Area because it offers so many different, unique things for my preschoolers to climb.
Swings, slides, monkey bars, sand area, boating, kite flying, bbq, just running around.. whatever you like it's all there :) We've been there more than 10 times, with different groups of people and by ourselves, it's always been fun and relaxing.
DIsclaimer: Boat rides aren't available through the year, so you may want to check when you come, if you are there primarily for that.
This park is definitely a central meeting place in the Bay Area and there is something do for almost every age group. Biking, boating, picnicking- you name it. There is a 3 mile trail around the lake where you can walk, jog, or run. There are lots of birds, ducks and geese and beautiful scenery. It is very well kept and very clean (even the bathrooms!). There is a lot of space to picnic, play or lounge. I have two toddlers (3.5 and 1.5) and we love the playgrounds. In particular, our favorite spot is the sandy playground with the huge wooden play structure near the Aquatic Center entrance. There are plenty of swings and slides and ofcourse lots of sand!
A fun lake, park to visit in summer and fall.
You can make a whole day out of your visit to Lake Elizabeth.
Paddle boat rentals by the 1/2 hour for adults and kids, 2 or 4 person. I think if your toddler is at least 36", they'll let them paddle in the boat with you, but
that means a lot of peddling on your part :) They rent kayak's as well, never been on one there. Lots of picnic tables for just your family or you can plan a big party and call to reserve bigger sites. Bring your bikes for a trek around the lake. Don't forget your binoculars for viewing the birds. Snack bar, fishing dock, aqua adventure area (haven't been there yet, but plan to next summer).
This is a fabulous place! The park is very big and on nice weekends, you'll see many families having barbecues! (There are barbecue grills that you can use and picnic tables too.) There are also a few playgrounds within the park. These playgrounds have things for older kids and younger kids (such as the safety swings). I've seen many happy kids here and my little one loves it too!
Also, walking around Lake Elizabeth is really nice. Many moms walk with their little ones in carriers or strollers. Highly recommended!
Came here over the weekend with my hubby and 2 year old to go to the new Aqua Adventures waterpark. The waterpark opens at 11am and we got there early, so had about 30 minutes to kill beforehand and decided to check out the rest of Fremont Central Park. It's surrounded by mountains and Lake Elizabeth, make this a beautiful place to hang out in.
The playgrounds are fun and a good mixture of little kid and big kid equipment. My 2 year old is totally into all things sand, so was deeply engrossed in the sand pit area immediately. Restrooms are conveniently located everywhere and there's plenty of space for other group activities from team sports to kite flying.
The only downside is the geese that love these lake parks. Why can't animals be potty trained? It would really make lots of places a lot more fun.
We live in Fremont and come to this park oftern. There's a play area with swings and sand for the tiny tots and 2 other play areas without sand for the bigger kids. The trail around the lake is great for walking, jogging and biking. Plenty of pits for BBQ too. There are kayak, paddleboat, and sailboat rentals or launch your own sailboat! Great place to spend a nice warm day.
During the off season (not summer) it's not crowded. Although, there was the lake, my toddler played in the sand volleyball court and watched the BART trains cross several feet away. For him it was two of his favorite activities rolled into one.
Well laid out big grassy areas for ball play, well paved trails make hiking around the lake easy. There are boats for rent, play equipment, snack bar and restrooms. Popular place for families and groups to picnic. You see geese, ducks and sparrow nests around the lake.
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