John D. Morgan Park

540 W Rincon Ave Campbell, CA 95008

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John D. Morgan is a massive park for those who haven’t been, with two different playground areas which are .4 miles apart down a paved road. Every playground has its distinctive attributes.

We’re going to look at the park as a whole, then the two playgrounds we’re referring to by the names of the roads you’re using to reach them, Rincon Avenue and Budd Avenue (both intersecting with Winchester).

The Park as a Whole


  • A big park that offers everything a city park might offer — large, grassy fields; picnic benches, tables and bbqs; reasonably clean bathrooms (with changing tables — a rarity in park bathrooms); vending machines; good parking; and two water-featured playgrounds.
  • The park’s grounds are well-maintained and clean, with lush, green grass for toddler romping.
  • In the park, there are lots of trees, including some beautiful tall pines, so shade is plentiful for picnics and grass play (although there is no shade on the Rincon playground).


Although the playgrounds are bustling almost all the time and feel quite safe, there are areas of the park — that is, the back parking lot on the Rincon side, up against the sound wall of the San Tomas Expressway, and the path between the two playgrounds — that are almost empty on weekday mornings, with the exception of the rather sketchy people parked and sitting in their cars, or just loitering on benches. If you and your toddler are home, it’s probably better to only choose one playground or another, park nearby and stay put.

Ironically, on weekends or in the evenings when sports are ongoing, the opposite of solitude holds true — the place can get crowded. There are a couple of baseball diamonds (including one huge, fenced one with bleachers) and on the fields there are soccer and other sports. There are bbq-ers and picnic-ers galore. This is the best place if you’re looking for a peaceful and quiet weekend escape.

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 
  • Campbell Historical Museum
  • Campbell Park
  • 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!