Park profile: Montclair Park - 510 Families

Park profile: Montclair Park

The Montclair Park is a great park for kids of all ages. The park features two separate playgrounds, nestled in an abundance of tall shaded trees. It sits near a lake, where you can watch for turtles and ducks, or take a nice stroll around. There's also a small skate park perfect for amateur skaters, along with barbecue pits, and plenty of tables for weekend gatherings. This park offers lots to do.

Montclair Park Playground, with lots of monkey bars, slides and swings.

While the monkey bars and swings were fun, the real star for my boys was the old western town above the playgrounds. We visited the town store, got haircuts from the barber, and pretend rode our horse and buggy through town.

Get 'em cowboy!

I loved that the western town was old and bare, it made for great pretend play opportunities.

Get your haircut at the barber shop.

Montclair Park is a short stroll from Montclair Village, a perfect place to stop before or after you play. The Village offers choices of coffee shops, bagels, pizza, ice cream or gourmet chocolates if you're feeling fancy. I suggest parking near the park, then walking over to the village – parking can be tricky in Montclair.

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Montclair Park is located at 6226 Moraga Ave in Oakland.

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