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Parks and Open Space

Vista Park

Vista Park, located at 1030 Vista Road in the heart of Hillsborough, has been completely renovated and the Town welcomes you and your family to visit. The Park is located on Vista Road between Culebra and Chiltern.

In 2006, Vista Park was the recipient of a complete makeover and improvement, thanks to the very generous donation received from Hillsborough Beautification Foundation as well as grant funding the Town received from the State of California.

The park includes an impressive arbor, picnic tables, and separate play equipment for children under 5 years of age and older kids. There is also a rubberized ground surfacing, exciting climbing rocks, and huge play field complete with a clamshell backstop. The park is accessible to persons in wheelchairs.

When you enter Vista Park, the names of generous contributors have been memorialized in the form of engraved bricks that mark the walkway and on a commemorative rock.

A special feature of the park is a large compass rose located in the center of the park showing Hillsborough's distance from other world cities landmarks.

Residents are advised to refrain from bringing BBQ equipment as it is not allowed. 

Articles lost at the park can be claimed at Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue up to one week after loss. Unclaimed items are donated to charity.

Centennial Park

The garden was renovated in 2009 thanks to the Hillsborough Beautification Foundation. This attractive small park is located on the grounds of the Town Hall at the corner of El Camino and Floribunda Avenue. 

Originally called the Hillsborough Water Conservation Park was built in 1989 to demonstrate water conservation techniques for the benefit of homeowners in the Town and in surrounding communities. Native, low-water use and drought tolerant plants create a charming garden utilizing mulch and an automatic drip irrigation system. The park was funded by grants from the State of California and contributions from private citizens and local garden clubs.


Crossroads Park

At the corner of Hayne Road and 902 Black Mountain Road, Crossroads Park was created by the Hillsborough Beautification Foundation in 2003, at the site of an abandoned water tank. The park features benches and a water fountain.

In addition to funding the park's construction, the Foundation also funds the maintenance of the park.




Open Space

Hillsborough has 259 acres of open space, which cannot be developed or sold. This land is intended to be preserved in its natural state. Among the assets the Town of Hillsborough owns are Crocker Lake (photo) and Spencer Lake. Open space areas are not open to the public.

For more information about the Town's open space areas, please visit the Open Space Management section of the website. If you have any questions about the open space please contact the Public Works Department at pw@hillsborough.net

Photos of wildlife at Crocker Lake including Great Blue Herons


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