Originally, this city park, situated on a hill overlooking Bollinger Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Blvd., was to be named Alta Mesa Park. During the construction of the park, the City Council voted to change its name to Memorial Park in honor of Tom Burnett, a resident of San Ramon, and other victims of Flight 93 who were killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. He helped to prevent the attackers from crashing their planes into their 4th target. Lance Cpl. Kyle D. Crowley (1985-2004) died fighting the Iraq War. It's a pretty homage & tribute to a few former residents of San Ramon. A plaque has been placed at the base of a lighted flagpole dedicated to those victims, and the surrounding meadow is part of the town 's memorial tree system devoted to the perishing local residents. On 11 September 2002, the park was dedicated.
This 16-hectare park includes a play area, a BMX course, a picnic area, a bocce ball court, horseshoe courts, a ball field, a dog park, restrooms, and water fountains (including a doggy water fountain). The play area consists of two large play structures, one for ages 2–5 and one for ages 5–12.
As for the park itself, this is a good-sized park with a bit of everything. These have a big dog park with a playground, a small area for dirt bikes, picnic tables, minor league fields, etc. Parking is a little bit small but there is no trouble finding parking.
The San Ramon Memorial Park has a regular crowd of dogs at 9 am and another group at 5 pm. There are somewhere between 15 and 30 dogs that handled quite well. Parking and toilets are plentiful. Dogs will run and play the lead as the Dog Park is very growing. There are plenty of old tennis balls to play with and some shade gazebo. There is a separate small dog park on one end of the park, and a drinking pool for the people and pets on the other end.
Overall this is a beautiful community park with lots of friendly locals. If you want to Feel like you are away from the city, you can feel happy with this very clean park with nice restrooms.
This amazing must-see site is conveniently located near some of San Ramon’s other top attractions. Make sure to check them out on your next visit:
San Ramon Community Center
Diablo Valley College – San Ramon branch campus
UC Davis Graduate School of Management – the Bay Area working professional program in San Ramon
Forest Home Farms
Walt Disney School Park
Rancho San Ramon Community Park
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