If you haven’t spent much time in Fremont, you might not be aware that it is home to a 450-acre park with an enormous lake, Lake Elizabeth, right in the middle of it. Not only does Central Park offer tons of space to run and play, picnic, and exercise, there is a unique playground unlike any I’ve seen.
A boathouse on the lake offers paddle boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards on the weekends. Next door is Aqua Adventure, the city-run water park, which closes for the season at the end of September and re-opens in May.
The climbing structures are forest-themed: a giant black bear kids can scale; evergreen tree-shaped toppers; slides, bars, and things to hang on, all anchored by faux bark-covered poles.
Central Park is also home to a skate park, a 2-mile walking path, a driving range, and other play areas. On a nice day, the view of the rolling hills makes it a beautiful setting in the East Bay.
Fremont’s Central Park is located at 40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy. Fremont, CA