Lafayette Community Park’s 68 acre site offers a wide range of topography, wildlife and leisure activities. The southern end has two sports fields for baseball in the Spring and football in the fall. There is a community picnic area and several picnic tables can be reserved. Near the picnic zone and fields is a Tot Playground with an adjoining lawn. The footbridge will take guests to fields, picnic areas and public toilets from the parking lot located on 480 Saint Mary ‘s Road. The entire park is surrounded by the natural trail.
The Pétanque (French version of Bocce) site and picnic tables are bordered by Las Trampas Creek and San Mario’s Avenue. Access is provided through the path from the south end parking lot of Lafayette Community Park. The local Pétanque players actively sponsored the courts and supplied ongoing repairs, lessons and tournaments in the Parks, Trails and Recreation department.
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 until the 1960s. There are still traces of these orchards. The rolling terrains are the highest terrain and make up the majority of the total area. They are responsible for a variety of vegetative communities, including a sophisticated oak forest, open grassland and two eucalyptus groves.
Lafayette Community Park is for all citizens to enjoy. The park provides other activities for baseball or softball, basketball, lacrosse, biking, picnicking and nature gazing. Applications for use of the group picnic area and the baseball, softball and soccer sport fields are required. No other use is permitted of these fields.
Lafayette Community Park provides 68 hectares of nature and leisure facilities, suitable for community reunions or a relaxed midday break. Enjoy the stroll through the whole park, or bring together friends on a sports field at the southeast corner to play soccer or basball. You can also play Pétanque, a bocce-like French game. Some local enthusiasts have built bocce in town, and now all residents can enjoy those courts!
There are plenty of other opportunities to spend your time in Lafayette Community Park if you don’t feel like playing sports. Sit down against one of the original Walnut trees and read a book, watch over twenty different types of birds connect with their natural environment, or just take the kids to the playground and relax as they climb.
This well-known attraction is located near the following must-see sites in Lafayette, California:
- Lafayette Reservoir
- Briones Regional Park
- Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
- Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
- Chabot Space & Science Center
- Grizzly Peak
- Tilden Regional Park
- Joaquin Miller Park
All of these wonderful offices are located just a short distance from our location on Boulevard Circle in historic Walnut Creek, California.