One of San Ramon's biggest prides and joys is the city's amazing park system. Our city has a whopping 53 parks spread throughout our vast community, ranging from small neighborhood playgrounds to multi-acre, multi-feature parks.
Each week we'll be highlighting one of our city parks, showing you photos, listing park features, and telling you what's special about them. We have so many parks that it will take Patch more than a year to profile each of them. So if you have a special park you'd like featured next, let us know!
Park of the Week: Dougherty Valley Aquatic Park
In light of an unseasonably hot September, why not make a splash at the Dougherty Valley Aquatic Park? Don't let the new school year squash that summer spirit! Head to the Dougherty Valley High School campus, which has two acres of outdoor swimming facilities and space for a whole family of splashers.
The Dougherty Valley Aquatic Park is a handicap-accessible public space that has an olympic-size pool, zero entry tot play pool, multiple diving boards and a locker room. Visitors can engage in lap swimming, swim lessons, recreation swimming, water walking and several other programs depending on the season. The pool is only open for recreation swimming until Sept. 25, on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Lap swimming however, is available through the end of October, every day except Sunday.
For those that are into athletic action, the Dougherty Valley facility is a great place to catch the Dougherty Valley High School water polo matches. For information on game dates and times visit the Dougherty Valley High School website.
If all of this sounds too cool to resist, check out the Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center and make the most of the weird weather. The daily facility usage fee for families and adults 18 and over is $4 and for seniors over the age of 65, $3.