Eleanor Pardee Park
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Eleanor Pardee Park Photos
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We really like Eleanor Pardee park for its bike riding. In fact, the multi-purpose concrete bowl is where my daughter first rode without training wheels. Round and round!
Eleanor Pardee is the second largest park in Palo Alto at 9 acres. The jogging/walking/bike path pretty much follows the perimeter of the park. In addition to the path, there are two playgrounds, a picnic area, community gardens, and a Memorial Grove.
We played at the biggest playground. This playground has a big kid play structure and a tot play structure, all fenced in. Both play structures are in sand, but there is raised rubberized turf in between them. The big kid play structure has a zip line and a spider web climbing apparatus. Both were great fun.
An intersting historical note- The park was named after Eleanor Pardee who died in 1896 at age 15 from typhoid fever. Her mother donated the land to the city of Palo Alto with the stipulation it be made into a park in honor of her daughter. Over 100 years later, children are still playing there.