Parks in Danville, California, range from small neighborhood spaces to large, sprawling areas with sports fields. Here you can find amazing national parks, northern California state parks, and enjoyable neighborhood parks within the town of Danville.
Among the many major attractions in the area is Mount Diablo State Park where the massive peak dominates the beautiful locale. Visitors can enjoy the great hiking trails and wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities such as biking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. The park has some truly amazing and massive rock formations and many opportunities to view local wildlife.
If you like camping, you’ll like it here. At night, gaze at the stars in pitch darkness. It is a sight you won’t find anywhere else. This regional park is near Danville in Clayton, California.
The National Park in Danville is the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site. This massive ranch covers many acres, and you can see wonderful views of the Bay Area from here. Playwright Eugene O'Neill never stayed long in a single place. However when he lived in Tao (pronounced "Dow") House it was the longest time in his life where he kept a residence. He wrote his last plays here. The beauty and serenity of San Ramon Valley drew him and kept him there for seven years.
Visitors may only take the park shuttle from Danville into the park. A tour and time to walk around are built into the schedule. Please make a reservation for the guided tour of the site as it is the only way visitors are allowed into Tao House.
Within the town of Danville itself, there are many parks where you can spend a relaxing afternoon to take the children out to play.
Danville South Park is a well-kept secret. This nice local park is nested in south Danville neighborhoods east of I-680. The park is small with a lawn area, play area , swings and a small sand area. It is cool and shady in the mornings and fully fenced making it easy to keep an eye on the little ones. Benches and a table are available for snacks or lunch.
Diablo Vista Park is a 20 acre park and has a children’s area. There are also sand volleyball, tennis courts and basketball courts.
Hap Magee Ranch Park is a great place for dog lovers. This has a special dog park area for your pet to romp and play. There’s even a side for the smaller dogs to play in.
Oak Hill Park has a lovely lake and is surrounded by many beautiful trees and manicured lawns. It’s a nice place for a stroll and a picnic.
Osage Station Park has a gorgeous 35-acre area featuring a memorial rose garden. There’s a water play area and a children’s playground.
Sycamore Valley Park has a kids’ area and a recreational water fountain. You can also play bocce ball at the court and pick up a basketball game. The open areas and trails are ideal for running and walking.