NEIGHBORHOOD WATER SKATE AMUSEMENT COUNTY/REGIONAL STATE NATIONAL

Kennedy Park

1333 Decoto Rd.
Union City, CA 94587

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Description

Kennedy Park has a beautiful play area with an incredible mock Golden Gate Bridge. I was so impressed with this and with how much California History the play area designers incorporated into the playground. From the surfboards benches to the wild west herd of rocking horses to the gold mine carts to the old west town play structure to the history notes located around the play area, the designers did a great job.

Clearly, the highlight of this play area is the Golden Gate Bridge. Kids can run over it, slide down from it, and probably climb up it as well. In addition, there is a total of 16 slides! Ten are on the main play structure, four are on the bridge, and two are on the tot structure. There are three tot swings, with one being a wheelchair accessible handicapped swing. Instead of the usual bucket swing design, this swing has arm rests and a tall back to it. There are also four log runs for rolling on.

Kennedy Park is a big park with lots of grass, a community center, a preschool, a separate teen center, a basketball court, and a covered amphitheater. It is right across the street from the Union City BART station and right next to James Logan High School.

I am very saddened to have to disclose this next part after raving so much about this park. A teacher at James Logan informed me the park is in the middle of gang turf. There have been shootings there between teens and young adults, even during school hours. He said he would not take his kids there. I knew that Union City had gang problems, but had always hoped that parks were immune.

Park Features

  • Bathrooms - Yes
  • Climbing Wall - No
  • Parking Lot - Yes
  • Rec Center - Yes
  • Sand - No
  • Skateboard Area - No
  • Slides - 16
  • Swings (Big kid) - 5
  • Swings (Tot) - 3
  • Tire Swing - No
  • Water Play - No
  • Zip Line - No
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