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Parks & Trails
VACAVILLE IS HOME TO SCENIC HILLS, INCREDIBLE PARKS, AND SPACIOUS TRAILS!
Vacaville’s 30+ beautiful parks are a sight worth seeing! Whether it’s playgrounds, dog parks, nature walks, birdwatching, or hiking and biking you’re looking for, there’s a park in Vacaville to match it. Find a range of terrain, including rolling lush hills and landscaped gardens around epic play structures when you explore the Vacaville Parks map, found here:
Vacaville’s 314-acre Regional Park, Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe park is one of the jewels of the city. With fishing and non-motorized boating in the lagoon, trail running, disc golf, and mountain biking, plus a spacious dog park, this expansive nature park is a can’t-miss place to visit in Vacaville. Tip: Lagoon Valley Park has a parking fee of $5 per vehicle per day, payable by cash or card at the kiosk in the main parking lot.
At Al Patch Park, just off Peabody Road, you’ll find softball fields, a football field, and an all-purpose track. Or visit Andrews Park in Downtown Vacaville, home of the Great Wonders Playground: a massive play structure complete with a super-climbable dragon sculpture that’s a favorite for photos. Looking for a spot to bring tiny tykes? Hawkins Park is a favorite for toddlers, and Magnolia Park offers fun warm-season water play for kids of all ages! Adventurous climbers can tackle the famous Nut Tree Boulders in the Browns Valley Open Space, or explore the coastal redwoods of Jack Hume Grove (located a short walk in along the trail at the end of Butcher Road).
The City also offers a one-acre manicured garden (located behind the Ulatis Community Center) that can be rented for weddings and other outdoor events. For more information, contact the City of Vacaville Parks and Recreation Department at (707)469-4002
VACAVILLE DOG PARKS
Vacaville is home to two spacious dog parks: one at Lagoon Valley Park and one at Centennial Park. The Lagoon Valley dog park is 30,000 square feet and fully fenced. It features picnic tables, benches, canine drinking fountains, and plenty of shade trees. The Centennial Park dog park offers separate, fenced areas for pint-sized pups and bigger dogs, and has drinking fountains for the dogs. As a newer park, the shade trees are still on the smaller side, so plan for some sunshine during summertime.
Bring your best friends with you!
Whether you're a serious backpacker or just looking to take a break with a quick hike, Vacaville's scenic beauty and wide open spaces are ready for exploring. Take in epic views from the hills above Browns Valley, test your stamina and hike the Tower Trail at Pena Adobe, or enjoy a quiet walk in the trees on the Alamo Creek path.
Vacaville is a very bike-friendly community, featuring many designated paths connecting the city, as well as miles of surrounding open space perfect for year-round cycling.