Len Hester Park is a community park that offers many different amenities for everyone. The playground has swings, slides, and climbing equipment for the kids. There are picnic tables with barbecues available, as well as benches to enjoy your lunch or snack. If you are looking to exercise there are tennis courts you can play on or walk around the 1-mile loop trail that winds around the park. It’s never too late to get active!
There is also a fun playground for children who are too small to play on the big structures. There are plenty of animals to climb and slide down. This fun area has swings, slides, and fun animal sculptures to keep your child entertained all day long.
If you want to stretch out after playing or just enjoy the sun, two picnic tables can be used by anyone. These areas are great because they offer shade if you choose to sit under them instead of in the full sun.
Did you know that the Len Hester Community Center was dedicated in honor of Leonard Shepard Hester? In 1986 it became apparent that Pasadena needed a larger facility to host its growing number of classes and programs offered at their original location downtown so they purchased an old post office building that now houses the Len Hester Community Center.
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Len Hester Park also offers group picnic areas for those everyday events or special occasions. Public grills are available as well as tables with umbrellas for shade. There is even a grassy area next to the grill area with a play structure suitable for toddlers.
Len Hester Park has many different activities going on all year long. There are adult and youth soccer fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a basketball court available to use any time of the day. If you would rather be more active yourself then stop by the community center where you can find information about rental rates and pay stubs from pre-employment physicals.
If you are interested in bringing your dog along with you to the park, there are a few rules you need to keep in mind. Dogs must be kept on a leash and you must pick up after them. There is a designated area by the tennis courts for dogs to go potty so please make sure your fur baby uses it.
Concord, California is home to many of SF East Bay’s most enjoyable and family-friendly parks. Here’s a shortlist of our favorites:
- Newhall Community Park
- Concord Community Park
- Ygnacio Valley Park
- Markham Nature Area
- Len Hester Park
- Meadow Homes Park
- Willow Pass Community Park
- Ellis Lake Park
- Highlands Park
- Dave Brubeck Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 2890 North Main Street! Stop by for a visit anytime!