This park is a center piece for many city-wide celebrations, such as the Summer Solstice. It is ideal for many functions because it occupies two blocks, has plenty of open space and has a complete range of facilities. It even has a gazebo.
Alameda is a wonderful family oriented picnic and playground spot that hosts the 8,000 square foot Kids Zone playground. Even though it is close to downtown and the Alice Keck Gardens, you can usually find plenty of parking and a picnic table if you come early.
Directions: From the 101 take the Mission exit and turn towards the mountains. Go through several sets of lights until you reach Anacapa St. Turn right. Continue until you see the Alice Keck gardens on your left. Alameda will follow. You can also take Garden Street from the 101 and turn towards the mountains. Follow it until you reach Alameda, which will be on your left.
Facilities Restrooms, playground, bandstand, several large picnic areas, plenty wide open spaces for Frisbee.