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Pleasanton's Alviso Adobe Community Park is a unique site that tells the story of California from its earliest human history. This fully restored interpretive park reveals the history of the Amador Valley and a rare glimpse of times past.
Located between Old Foothill Road and Foothill Road, on the west side of Highway 680, the site tells the story of California from its Native American beginnings to the days of Spanish ranchos managing herds of cattle on the original 12,000-acre Rancho Santa Rita, through a period in the early to mid-20th century when it was a popular dairy, and finally to its present use as a community park.
The Alviso Adobe, the oldest extant adobe building in the Amador Valley, is the physical and interpretive centerpiece of the park. A re-creation of the historic Meadowlark Dairy milking barn and bunk house includes an activity area s and indoor interpretive displays. The site features a dramatic overlook of the valley, with images of Pleasanton at different time periods. The park grounds have been carefully landscaped with native plants, and fruit trees amidst ancient heritage oak trees and a seasonal creek.
The general public can take self-guided tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Alviso Adobe Community Park. The park is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and on City holidays. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk along the paved paths that run through the park. Signage describing the historical and natural points of interest is located at several locations within the park.