Saratoga, nestled in the forested foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, boasts of its naturally beautiful city parks and its strategic location as the “gateway” to many of the area’s scenic county and state parks – including Big Basin Redwood State Park, the first state park established by the State of California
Saratoga City Parks
12777 Goleta Avenue
4.3 acres, children’s play area, pedestrian/bike paths, tennis, grass turf area, horseshoe pits, barbeque areas, benches, picnic tables, 4 par course stations, security lighting.
2 acres, basketball, children’s play area, pedestrian/bike paths, picnic tables, security lighting, tennis, turf area.
2734 Brookglen Ct.
.7 acres, picnic tables, children’s play area, basketball courts, open turf area, pedestrian/bike paths.
12970 Glen Brae Dr.
10 acres, picnic area, children’s play area, and ball/soccer fields, barbeque facilities, parking on site, pedestrian/bike paths, benches, restrooms, open turf area.
12855 Paseo Presada
6.3 acres, picnic area, children’s play area, volleyball courts, ball/soccer field, horseshoes, fitness course, barbeque facilities, community gardens, group reservations, pedestrian/bike paths, restrooms, security lighting, open turf area.
20654 Seaton Ave.
.8 acres, children’s play area, pedestrian/ bike paths, open turf area.
19085 Portos Dr.
2.2 acres, picnic area, children’s play area, pedestrian/bike paths, open turf area.
12415 Scully Ave.
10.3 acres, picnic area, children’s play area, pedestrian/bike paths, security lighting, open turf area.
23830 Ravenwood Dr
.6 acres, children’s play area, pedestrian/ bike paths, picnic area, security lighting, open turf area.
Saratoga Historical Park
20460 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd.
Site of three of Saratoga’s historic buildings. Includes the Saratoga Historical Museum building, Saratoga’s first library building, circa 1927, and the McWilliams House, built in 1865 by the town’s blacksmith. Parking, pedestrian path, security lighting.
20764 4th St.
4 acres, picnic area, children’s play area, volleyball courts, horseshoes, stage and amphitheatre, barbecue facilities, creek, pedestrian/bike paths, restrooms, security lighting, open turf area. For reservations, call 868-1259.
Santa Clara County Parks
Alma Bridge Rd. off Hwy. 17, Los Gatos. 356-2729.
Fishing and sailing. No power boats. Limited parking.
Los Gatos Creek
Vasona Lake Area, Los Gatos 356-2729
Windsurfing, fishing, model boating, and bike path to Vasona Park.
Sanborn Rd. off Hwy. 9 867-9959
Camping, picnic areas, hiking trails.
Off Mt. Eden Rd. 867-3654
The county’s first park. Boating, fishing, and picnic areas. No camping.
Blossom Hill Rd. off Hwy. 17
Los Gatos 356-2729
Sailboat and rowboat rentals, fishing, and picnic areas.
Montalvo Rd. off Hwy. 9 961-5800
175-acre estate with exotic formal gardens and nature trails winding through redwood groves to valley-view lookout points. Very scenic.
California State Parks
Big Basin Redwood
Hwy. 236 & Hwy. 9 (831) 338-8860
Has distinction of being California’s first state park.
Skyline Blvd. & Hwy. 9 867-2952
Henry Cowell Redwoods
Hwy. 9, 5 miles north of Santa Cruz
Roaring Camp &
Big Trees Steam Railroad
Graham Hill Rd., Felton (831) 335-4400