Augustin Bernal Park

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Augustin Bernal Community Park
Augustin Bernal Park Pond.jpg
Pond in Augustin Bernal Park
Augustin Bernal Park
LocationAlameda County, California
Nearest cityPleasanton, California
Area237 acres (0.96 km2)
Created1971
Operated byPleasanton, California

Augustin Bernal Community Park is a 237-acre (0.96 km2) park in the hills southwest of Pleasanton, California. [1]

The park was donated to the city in 1971 by Walter S. Johnson, [lower-alpha 1] and connects to Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. The park is named for the Spanish settler Augustin Bernal, to whom the land on which the park sits was originally granted. [2]

Access to the park's public staging area is through a gated community, Golden Eagle Farms. Pleasanton residents can show proof of residency to get past the community's gate at Golden Eagle Way and Foothill Road; non-residents can obtain a one-week permit at Pleasanton's Department of Parks and Community Services. [1] The Community Services office is at 200 Old Bernal Ave. in Pleasanton. [3]

Notes

  1. Walter S. Johnson was a philanthropist who was noted for his financial support for the restoration of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. The park is now owned and operated by the City of Pleasanton. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Augustin Bernal Park". City of Pleasanton. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
  2. 1 2 "Augustin Bernal Community Park Trail Map." City of Pleasanton. Accessed September 9, 2017
  3. "Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park (and Augustin Bernal Community Park). Trailstompers. Accessed September 11, 2017.