Full of Parks, San Leandro Residents can Relax, Picnic, and Play Outdoors
Staying Healthy is Crucial for Everyone in San Leandro
Spending time at the park with family in San Leandro means fresh air, sunshine, and physical activity. Watching what you eat is only part of taking good care of yourself. Walking is excellent exercise. It requires no equipment, costs nothing, and is an outstanding choice for any age group. Families with young children can bring strollers – eliminating the need for a babysitter.
Kids often get a more strenuous workout just because their play activities are more active than walking. Climbing the ladder to use the slide, pumping the swing to go higher than anyone else, and crossing from one side to the other on the monkey bars all require a fair amount of exertion. Running from one area to another also gives kids a decent workout.
San Leandro has a Park Near Your Home
There are over twenty parks in San Leandro, including an option for those who want to exercise their pooches. You might already know some of these, and others might be complete surprises to you. Here are a few that might interest you and your family.
- Bonaire Park, situated at the corner of Juniper and Sagewood, is an interesting park. The round hills provide children with the thrill of rolling down the hill and climbing back up again. Adults and teens might want to bring a horseshoe set and play a few games at the facilities southwest of the playground area. Several picnic areas, complete with a barbeque pit, near the playground area, lets parents keep an eye on their children.
- Chabot Park, found just past the bridge on the south of Estudillo Avenue at Sylvan Circle, has horseshoe pits and a volleyball court. Very picturesque, many families choose this park for natural shots of their children playing on the swings and jungle gym.
- Grover Cleveland Park is a small neighborhood park sitting on O'Donnell Street. Its benches and playground are in shaded areas with winding walkways.
- Heath Park Tennis Courts, near 143rd Avenue and Rose Drive, can give you and your opponent some practice time while you improve your technique.
- Marina Park includes the Dog Park. The Parks Administration cautions dog owners to be mindful of the separate areas based on large or small dog breeds. Up to three dogs per person and each dog must remain supervised, making separating dogs impossible to do correctly. Leaving a dog in the vehicle during a visit so they can take turns is also extremely discouraged. Different visits ensure the safety of park visitors and their pets.
- Memorial Park sits across from Bancroft Middle School has areas for sports activities and quiet time where you can sit and think or read a book. One of San Leandro's first parks, it has two larger play areas for children to enjoy.
- Root Park provides a much-needed green space in downtown San Leandro. Located at the intersection of Hays and E. 14th streets, visitors can see the San Leandro Creek, as well as the bountiful plant specimens found throughout the park.
- Thrasher Park is located at Davis Street and Orchard Avenue. Although it is the oldest park in San Leandro, it has modern amenities not found at many other parks, including a skateboard park.
- Warden Park is near the intersection of Warden Avenue and Tudor Road. Perfect for parents of toddlers, this smaller-sized park has a tot lot. Smaller-sized playground equipment is much safer for younger children, easing parents' minds. Older kids might find the nearby basketball court entertaining, as well.
- Washington Manor Park is on Zelma, near Manor Boulevard. Friends and family can team up and play a game of tennis, basketball, or softball.
You can call the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department at (510) 577-3462 for more information regarding parks closest to you, upcoming events, to reserve a pavilion or picnic table, park rules (including those specifically for the Dog Park), or other questions.
Heavier Rain and Storms are Often the Cause of Flooding in San Leandro
City engineers take many factors into the ongoing design and development of San Leandro. Before construction begins on a new project, project managers must explain its expected and potential effects on the city.
Approval of each plan only happens after consideration of the project, and sometimes adjustments are necessary.
Despite such planning and the precautions involved, new projects can change the way rainwater flows across the surface of our streets, lawns, and parks. Fast-flowing rainwater can push tremendous soil amounts in unexpected ways, leaving drainage paths blocks for subsequent storms. Flooding can happen to businesses and houses, leaving residents with damaged property, inventory, and belongings.
SERVPRO's trained technicians use special equipment to remove floodwater swiftly. We arrive, ready to start and bring:
- Truck-mounted pumps,
- Hand-held extractors,
- Ride-on units, and
- Hand tools, like mops, buckets, squeegees, and sponges.
When we remove water after a flood or violent storm that forced rain into your open doors or windows, we do everything we can to get it dry as fast as possible.
We do more than removing the water. We also dry out things saturated with water from flooding or rain. We assess contaminated items after consulting with the customer, disposal and replacement, restoration, and further assessment as our options. This extra step saves our customers money and reduces waste while still providing them with the service they need in a crisis.
Flooding destroys flooring, the base of any living space or work area. We remove carpets after our ride-on extractors make them lighter by pressing out and extracting dirty water. Reducing carpets' weight makes it more efficient to remove them and start working on drying out the subfloors below. Methods like this help facilitate an efficient restoration project from start to finish.
SERVPRO of San Leandro works with property owners in our area after disasters as flooding happens. Removal of floodwater is crucial to a successful recovery and making everything "Like it never even happened." Call us for all your water removal needs at our 24-hour emergency line, (510) 352-2480.