Emerald Glen Park
Dublin, California 94568
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Emerald Glen is a huge community park off of Tassajara Road in Dublin. It is 40 acres right now and when complete with an aquatic center and community center it will be 48 acres in size.
It's looks are deceiving. I had taken my kids to the play area many times, but it was only the last time that I probably explored the other 30 acres of the park. There are lighted tennis courts, ball fields, soccer fields, cricket fields, lighted basketball courts, a beautiful group picnic area with built-in barbeques, a very clean and very big lighted skateboard park, and there are two play areas, one with a water feature. Told you it was big!
There are two play areas with one that is near the group picnic area. This one is more of a tot play area with two slides, two big kid swings and two tot swings. It does have one of those fancy new play structures for older kids that looks really cool, but there isn't much to do on it. One thing to note is that there is no shade near the play area at all. The group picnic area is covered, but not much else.
The other play area that most people go to has the water feature, a cool rock climbing area with two slides, and a sand pit with a dinosaur skeleton in it- perfect for budding paleontologists. This play area does have shade on the hill sides, but not a lot of it.
There are two different play structures; a smaller one that is older and a bigger one that is newer. There are a total of seven slides, two of which are tube slides. There are also two small bridges for running across.
The park has many flat paths from one area to the next that are great for walking or riding bikes. There is a big, beautiful fountain on the corner of Central Pkwy and Tassajara Rd. Kids can't play in it, but it's neat to walk around.
Emerald Glen's major play area is right across the street from the Waterford shopping center with an Amici's Pizza, a Safeway, a Blush Organic Yogurt, and other shops and restaurants. Always a nice treat after lunch or a stop for dinner.