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WIL: Bay Picnic Area (100) - seven 10-ft picnic tables and one double BBQ. A drinking fountain and 2 chemical toilets are nearby. This very shady site is adjacent to a lawn area. It is an under-used area just outside the central part of the park and is ideal for weddings. INTERACTIVE PLAY EQUIPMENT, Bounce houses, Dunk Tanks, etc. are NOT permitted at Wildcat/Alvarado park.

Frank Alvarado became the first Bay Area-based jockey to win a USD 1 million race when he guided McCann’s Mojave to a 33-to-1 shocker in the 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. Also had great success at Bay Meadows, where he finished second in the standings four times – 2008 Spring, 2005 Winter/Spring, 2001 Fall, and 2000 Fall

Hidden Parks & Gardens of the Peninsula

Do you feel like you've checked all of the Peninsula parks off your list? Time to seek out the area's hidden gems—these (formerly) secret spots are worth exploring!

TIL: Laurel Picnic Area (150) - nine 10-ft. picnic tables, two 10-ft. serving tables, two group BBQs, and one drinking fountain with spigot. Vehicle access by permit only: $75 for up to 4 vehicles to park at the site. The main parking lot for Laurel is approximately 500-ft. away from the site. There are flush toilets near the site. Generators and Interactive Play Equipment are allowed with a permit. Unavailable between November 1st and March 31st.

TIL: Padre Picnic Area (150) - ten 10-ft. picnic tables, two 10-ft. serving tables, one large group BBQ, and one drinking fountain with spigot. No vehicle access. The parking lot is adjacent to the site and there are flush toilets nearby. Generators and Interactive Play Equipment are allowed with a permit. Padre is not reservable between November 1st and March 31st.

Wedding Venue (Very Affordable for Small Group): Le Bateau Ivre, Berkeley CA - 63 minutes from Petaluma

ROB: Huckleberry Picnic Area (100) - eight 10-ft tables, one 10 ft serving table, an extra-large BBQ, and a drinking fountain with a spigot. It's a very shady site in a Redwood grove. Restrooms are walking distance.