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“Great family fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vasona Lake County Park

Vasona Lake County Park
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Los Gatos
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Los Gatos, California
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111 reviews
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“Great family fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

My family and I live in Los Gatos and go to Vasona and neighboring Oak Meadows all the time. When we have little visitors, we always take them on the train and the carousel, take frisbees to play on the expansive meadows and stand around while the little ones play on the structures. They have boats and bikes to rent during the summer which can be a lot of fun. They also have large Gazebos that can be reserved through the Parks department for larger gatherings. I highly recommend this venue when you have a few hours to spend on the simple pleasures.

Visited March 2014
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Los Gatos, CA
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“Nice place for a walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Just watch our for geese poop. Los Gatos Creek Trail is very nice. In Winter, the park is not very crowded. In summer, it is tough sometime to get a table. Very popular with the locals.

Visited January 2014
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“Popular but crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

since this park has a trail entrance in the downtown area, it is quite popular with hikers, dog owners, bicyclists, skaters, etc. Some of it is a pretty walk along the creek. There is a fair amount of up and down.

Its popularlity is also its pitfall. The trail can be crowded and there are the usual conflicts between walkers and bikers.

Visited December 2013
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Los Gatos, California, United States
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“An almost perfect park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Best parts of this park are the walks around the lake, through the vast fields of green grass and along the train tracks. Bathrooms are well-maintained. There is a playground suitable for kids aged 2-12 with swings and climbing stuff. Though fishing is allowed, I rarely see a catch. Feeding the ducks has lead to a great swarm of them living in the park and beware; they get ornery if harassed. Oak Meadow Park (Los Gatos City park) is right next door and has a wonderful train and carousel ride in addition to superior bbq areas. This park is a county park and is in danger. The county wants to sell of parts to developers to fund it's budget. I do not believe this is a good idea. The water has become rather polluted in the last 2 decades and some clean-up is needed along the narrow parts of the lake, but this is still one of the best places to see birds of many types.

Visited June 2013
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Los Gatos, California
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“Los Gatos Vasona Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fantastic place for kids. Includes a carousel and a railroad in addition to open fields and a nesting of a endangered Great Blue Heron. Also, dozens of Snowiy White herons nest on an Island near the North Shore and near the dam.

Visited November 2013
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