Campbell Park

E Campbell Ave &, Gilman Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

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  • Basketball Court
  • Benches
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail Access
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Water Feature

The park is located between Downtown Campbell and Highway 17, at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Gilman Avenue. Campbell Park offers a number of children’s play facilities, two full-length, night-lit (until 10 p.m.) basketball courts with terraced spectator seating, par-course facilities, small open turf areas, bathrooms, and is a major access point to the Los Gatos Creek Trail linking Vasona Park to Downtown San Jose and Los Gatos’ Lexington Reservoir. The park provides a very small number of first-come, first-served picnic tables. Dogs are allowed to travel through the park on a leash to access the Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Enjoy Campbell Parks!

For the friendly enjoyment of our residents and their families and visitors, the city of Campbell has a variety of community parks located throughout the city. All the services and amenities at these parks are intended for small family groups and are first-come, first-served and available for use. The parks provide a range of facilities and playground equipment for children and adults. Restrooms are provided from 8 a.m. At most of the parks with play apparatus, to sunset. 


For the general enjoyment of the people, the City of Campbell offers and manages a number of parks and public areas. Two of these parks have picnic areas which are accessible for individuals or groups to reserve.

Reservations are approved for Campbell residents up to 180 days in advance (170 days for non-residents), but not less than 10 days in advance of the date of use requested. Bookings can be made online or in person at the Campbell Recreation Department Office, 1 West Campbell Avenue # C-31, or during business hours by telephone (required for payment by VISA , MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

First Come, First Serve Picnic Areas

At nearly every park in Campbell, there are areas that allow picnics on a first come, first serve basis. At each table, these areas are built to accommodate 8-10 adults. At John D Morgan and Campbell Park, you can only use the stationary BBQs built into the picnic areas (no outside BBQs allowed). In addition, you must obtain a reservation / permit in order to have alcohol or a bounce-about (see details above about reserving a picnic space). Tables and chairs must not be dropped off at any time to establish a new or another picnic area in the park; only the tables and benches offered can be used.

This amazing historical landmark is just one of the many must-see landmarks you don’t want to miss in Campbell, California:

  • Winchester Mystery House
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail 
  • Los Gatos Creek County Park
  • Ainsley House 
  • John D. Morgan Park
  • Campbell Historical Museum
  • Stojanovich Family Park  

All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location located at 3880 South Bascom Avenue in San Jose, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!