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Almaden Lake Regional Park

Admission Fee

Parking Fee: $6.00 daily, Disabled: $2.00, Seniors: $2.00
Parking Fee should include that discount rate is only applicable for seniors, disabled, and both active military and military vetera

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Welcome to Almaden Lake Park, where many visitors come to relax and enjoy the recreational opportunities, fish along the shores of the 32 acres of lake and hike and bike in our beautiful 65 acre facility.

Others enjoy a nice family or company picnic and play volleyball, toss horseshoes. Bocce ball courts are also available on a first come first serve basis, you will need to provide your own equipment.  Court etiquette is expected.

Almaden Lake Park is divided into two sides referred to as the Eastside, which runs parallel to Winfield Boulevard and the Westside of the park along Almaden Expressway.  Dogs are not allowed on the Westside of the park as it is considered a wildlife sanctuary and the beach area must remain clean.

Parking Fees

Parking Fees are collected daily.
When the parking booth is unattended please use one of the automated machines.
Each automated machine accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card) and cash.
Please bring exact currency as the machines do not dispense change.
Parking Passes are honored at Alum Rock Park, Lake Cunningham, Almaden Lake, and Kelley Park/Happy Hollow.

$6.00 Daily Pass
$2.00 Discounted Daily Pass (discount card required)*
$10.00 for the following high use days:

  • Easter Sunday
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
$80.00 Annual Pass
$30.00 Discounted Annual Pass*

*Discount eligibility: Age 60 or older, Disabled Person Parking (DMV Issued DP Paperwork needed), Military Veterans, or Active Military. DD214,or active military card for eligibility - Applications for discount must be submitted to Leininger Center (inside of Kelley Park) IN ADVANCE of your visit.

Please call Leininger Center for additional information and questions. 408-794-7275.


Dogs are welcome on the eastside of the park and must remain on a leash and under control at all times.  Owners are responsible for removing any excrement and disposing in a waste receptacle.

Picnic Areas

A concession stand is open on a seasonal basis, and offers beverages, light foods, refreshments and rentals of pedal boats and life jackets.  There are large green open lawns and picnic areas with barbecue pits.  Tot lots are located at both sides of the park and feature water play areas.

Download the picnic area list

Activities at the Park
Connected to the south end of Almaden Lake Park is the Los Alamitos Creek Trail, which continues to Santa Teresa County Park.  This 3.9- mile trail features a fitness course and takes you by scenic agricultural lands and riparian communities.  Connected to the north end of the park is the Guadalupe River Park trail which travels below street level for a smooth .9 mile stretch to the percolation pond located under Highway 85.

Boating & Water Activities

Due to the risk of invasive mussel infestation, personal boating and other watercrafts are not allowed at Almaden Lake Park. Additionally, the water feature is currently turned off due to the drought, until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Visitors to Almaden Lake Park can enjoy seasonal activities that include fishing and pedal boating.

in order to fish, proper fishing license is required.

Pedal Boats and concessions are available from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The park is closed on Mondays.

reserve a picnic site


Planning a wedding? Consider holding it at the Almaden Lake Amphitheater.

Related Resources

For park closures, updates and notices please follow the links below:

Learn about the Almaden Lake Project
Click here to visit the Santa Clara Valley Water District for more information

Provisions Information
Activities Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Trails, Picnicking, Boat Rentals (seasonally)
Electrical N/A
Offices None
Parking West Side: 221 Regular, 5 Handicapped, 2 Loading Zone, 2 Staff, 4 Motorcycle
East Side: 109 Regular, 4 Handicapped, 2 Loading Zone
Park Size 65 Acres
Park Structures Restrooms, Concession Stand, Unique Playgrounds, Water Play Features, Amphitheater
Picnic Areas Follow the link to view the full list!
Public Restrooms 1 on the West Side, 1 on the East Side
Sports Volleyball, Basketball
Swimming Not Permitted
Telephone Payphone
Trails Almaden Lake Trail
Wedding Location Follow the link to view the full list!