Did you know that Pleasant Hill Park is not only one of the first parks built in Pleasant Hill (and one of the most popular), but it is also the second-largest community park in the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District’s 269-acre park system next to Paso Nogal Park (63 acres)
The first 4.5 acres of Pleasant Hill Park was purchased in January 1952, just one year after the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District was officially established.
Today, Pleasant Hill Park is now 16.5 acres offering a variety of amenities including lighted sports fields, a basketball court, bocce courts, horseshoe pits, two children play areas, shaded picnic/barbecue areas, restrooms, community gardens and an Aquatic Park that was built in 1952.
This majestic oak tree located on Gregory Lane in front of the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District administrative offices is well known as the “Tree of Lights” for the Hospice of Contra Costa Foundation. Every year during the holiday season, the branches are light up with memorial lights to honor loved ones who have passed. In 1974, Pleasant Hill passed the Heritage Tree Ordinance, which recognizes the City’s most notable trees. This “Tree of Lights” has earned that
NOW: This beautiful park serves thousands each year with an amazing array of amenities, programs and events.
CLUE TO THE NEXT SITE: If you were attending school before Pleasant Hill was incorporated, you would find your way to Site #3.
NOTE: This is Site #2 of 9. If you would like to start at the beginning, Site #1 is a beautiful structure honoring our veterans that is visible from Interstate 680 near downtown.