So, you’re looking for a good park in Hesperia? Maybe you’re looking for a park to fire up the BBQ, or throw the ball around with your boy, or maybe you just want to spend some time outside after spending all week in the office stuck behind a computer. Here I’m going to review the parks in good ole Hesperia, California and share my favorites with you.
Maple park is simple and to the point. It has a large area of grass that would be great for many activities like soccer, football, or any other sport that is played on the grass, however its a bit too simple for me. It lacks any good scenery. There aren’t any trees, places to barbeque, and there isn’t a playground for the younger children. Overall this parks seems a bit lackluster, but if you want somewhere to play sports without too many obstacles, this is your park.
Datura Park is a very interesting park to me. It’s actually a very beautiful park with lots of well kept grass and trees, but where it falls apart is the set-up of the park. It has four baseball fields facing in opposite directions from each other allowing four separate games of baseball to go on at the same time. If that weren’t enough, Datura Park has a second set of four baseball fields for a total of eight baseball fields. And that’s it. Now I don’t know how many baseball games go on in Hesperia at the same time, but I would say that eight is a bit excessive. Although there’s no shade, no playground, and no area to spend time with your family comfortably, if you need to play eight games of baseball at the same time this is your park.
Malibu Park is a much more preferable park to me. It has much more space for a wide variety of activities. It has two baseball fields which merge, creating a single large body of grass, basketball courts, and a playground for the children. However, it does lack things like shady areas and comfortable seating, it is a good park if you want to spend a few hours play sports.
Live Oak Park is another great Hesperia Park. Although it has a smaller grass area for sports, it does also have a playground and baseball field providing extra space for family activities. Where this park separates itself from the rest of the parks is the BMX park. Next to Live Oak Park, is a BMX park that has a fantastic course giving the youth another place to get a good work out while staying out of trouble.
Palm Street Park has many exciting attractions to this park. It has plenty of shaded grassy area for comfortable sitting, a small playground, and absolutely beautiful scenery. In addition to these features it is right next to the Rick Novack Community Center, which offers affordable classes to the youth in addition to hosting open volleyball and basketball days for the community.
Timberlane park, at first glance, is a very basic park, however it does have the features that I consider important. It offers plenty of open space while also leaving room for shaded areas. Perfect for family get togethers. It also features a playground and a baseball field. This park is perfect for a day of lounging or a day of heart pumping sports.
Silverwood Lake offers many attractions that are perfect for the summer months. First and most obvious, there is the lake. Over summer visitors are allowed to swim, fish, and take their boat out on Silverwood Lake. In addition to this, there are several campgrounds available to rent for the occasional outdoor adventure. There are also plenty of nearby trails. Personally, I used to love running these trails when I was in high school track.
Hesperia lake offers the great outdoors features of Silverwood Lake and combines them with the features that you would see at a traditional park. It offers the fishing and camping experience that you would get at Silverwood and raises the bar by adding a playground with a swing set and a massive plot of grass with plenty of shade to rest while your children tire themselves out. Add an equestrian camp and a community center and it’s easy to see how Hesperia Lake is one of the best parks in Hesperia.
Lime Street Park has a special place in my heart. I spent a lot of time there as a kid. I played three seasons of football for the Hesperia Trojans, and played little league baseball for one season (I was pretty bad). Lime Street Park is a great park and easily offers the most attractions out of any park in Hesperia. These attractions include 4 baseball fields with large plots of grass in between, a community pool, a large playground, two tennis courts, a community center, basketball courts, a small skate park, and benches and tables for family events.
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Wow! Lime Street Park sounds amazing! What could possibly top that?” Well, this may be a bit controversial, but I think that Hesperia Civic Plaza is the best park in Hesperia. It doesn’t have baseball fields or a playground, but it hands down has the most beautiful scenery of any park in Hesperia. To me that makes it the park that I will visit most often. It also has two major attractions. The Civic Plaza 12 movie theatre and the Hesperia Branch Library. The perfect day for me would be to watch a movie at the theatre, then pick up a book at the library and read it in the park until the sun sets. Hesperia Civic Plaza makes that a possibility by putting all three within walking distance of each other.
What do you think? What is your favorite park in Hesperia? What is your favorite park in all of the High Desert? What are the things that you value most in a park? Let me know in the comments down below!