El Camino Park
EL CAMINO Park
Location: 155 El Camino Real, across from the Stanford Shopping Center
Description: 12.19 acres. Newly renovated synthetic soccer field, lighted softball diamond with bleachers. Restrooms and parking lot.
History note: Palo Alto’s oldest park was established in 1914 when city leaders wanted an open and attractive entryway into town off El Camino Real. The park is on Stanford property. Palo Alto signed a lease with the University in 1915 and to this day continues to lease the land from Stanford. Early on the park was called Highway or Community Park.
Of special interest: Several redwood trees were planted on the south side of the park in the 1980s to honor Palo Alto Olympic medal winners.
Last Updated: December 3, 2015