A Walk in the Park: Central Park, Santa Clara

This is Santa Clara’s own Central Park. All of 50 odd acres, this park in California’s Bay Area is a pretty place, which is well landscaped with lawns, water...

This is Santa Clara’s own Central Park. All of 50 odd acres, this park in California’s Bay Area is a pretty place, which is well landscaped with lawns, water fountains and all.

The park’s proximity to several residential areas makes it a good place for a stroll, for little ones to bike around,  some quiet time for grown ups or even picnics.There are also some play structures for kids and some sport courts.

 For some time (when I was pregnant with my second), we had frequented Central Park quite a bit. The pleasing sounds of gurgling water, the sight of water spurting out of the fountains and the ducks that swam the park’s pond made it an inviting place. But in due course, it ceased to be just as much attractive. Last heard: there were plans for a thorough clean up and a face-lift. Good news. (The efforts are probably underway or done already).

Santa Clara’s Central Park is also the venue for Santa Clara’s Art and Wine Festival and the city’s Fourth of July Fireworks. (We went to see the firework in 2013 when the event returned to the park after a 4-year hiatus. I might have pictures to put up in another post.)

This post is linked to —

http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.in/2014/08/our-world-tuesday-kicking-off-august.html

















Some older posts. Some parks in and near SF Bay area:


Alum Rock Park , San Jose
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29 Comments on this post.
  • Pearl
    5 August 2014 at 2:46 pm

    lovely place to stroll. like the long view and close up combo you gave. it gives a better sense of place/space.

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 9:55 am

      Aren't you very observant. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Pearl.

  • Bikramjit Singh Mann
    5 August 2014 at 2:59 pm

    wowow wowowow those are beautiulf pics and a lovely place to have a stroll πŸ™‚

    Bikram's

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 9:57 am

      It really is a lovely place for some strolls.
      I hope its clean once again. πŸ™‚

  • Felicia
    5 August 2014 at 6:54 pm

    it looks like a beautiful place for a walk.

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 9:59 am

      It really is, it's a great place to take some pictures too.
      Welcome here, Felicia.

  • ladyfi
    5 August 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Gorgeous light in these shots.

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 10:00 am

      Thank you, Lady Fi.
      I spent quite a lot of evenings there.
      Thank you for coming by.

  • Mama Zen
    6 August 2014 at 2:32 am

    Lovely shots!

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 10:09 am

      Thank you, Mama Zen
      Welcome here. πŸ™‚

  • Joyful
    6 August 2014 at 5:19 am

    Very nice. I can feel the cool spray from the fountain πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 10:14 am

      Fountains — they are somethings you can just and watch forever, right? And the sounds and spray, Ah! πŸ™‚
      Welcome to this blog, Joyful. πŸ™‚

  • R Niranjan Das
    6 August 2014 at 6:19 am

    Such a serene place. Looks beautiful. Nice captures, Divya!

    • dNambiar
      6 August 2014 at 10:15 am

      Serene, it is.
      I hope it gets all its beauty back. I'm sure it'll look even better once they are done cleaning it up.

      Thank you, Niranjan.

  • AmitAag
    6 August 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Lovely, scenic place:) Amazing photos!

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Amit. πŸ™‚

  • Saru Singhal
    6 August 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I so want to visit West Coast. Beautiful pictures and will consult you before planning the trip.

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:33 pm

      You must visit, Saru.
      Yeah, please do.

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:41 pm

      And thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Molly
    6 August 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I love the statue of the children playing, what a lovely idea

    Mollyxxx

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Isn't it!
      I love that one too. πŸ™‚

      Welcome here, Molly.

  • magiceye
    7 August 2014 at 5:26 am

    Marvelous captures!!

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you, Magic eye. It's a good place for pictures. I took my camera along, during one of my walks.

  • Krishna/കࡃഷࡍണ
    7 August 2014 at 5:30 am

    Beautiful photos… and place for children

    nice fountain…

    thanks

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Krishna.
      It is. πŸ™‚

  • rupam sarma
    7 August 2014 at 6:56 am

    So beautiful photos, SuperbLIKE

    • dNambiar
      7 August 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks a ton Rupam. πŸ™‚

  • Meoww
    10 August 2014 at 9:34 am

    Love the statue of the kids playing too! Lovely pics, DN. I lived in Santa Clara for more than 2 years and i dont remember this place at all until you posted the pics… πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      20 August 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Those kids caught my eye the first time I visited there. Love that sculpture!
      I'm so glad it brought back some memories, Devi. πŸ™‚

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