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Welcome to Almaden Lake Park, where many visitors come to relax and enjoy the recreational opportunities,  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.


  • Open Daily, 8:30 A.M. to Sunset
  • Closed December 24 & 25
  • Closed January 1 & 2

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

Parking Fees

  • Parking Fees are collected daily.
  • 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 and refreshments. 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

View community brochures almadenConnected 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, Fishing & 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.
  • In order to fish, proper fishing license is required. Fishing conditions vary from week to week. Please call the park office at 408-277-5130 for the latest information.


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

Related Resources

Learn about the Almaden Lake Project


  • Activities
    • Bocce Ball
    • Horseshoes
    • Trails
    • Picnicking
  • 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 (Under Construction)
    • Amphitheater
  • Picnic Areas
  • 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


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