Bol Park includes Barron Park’s playgrounds, creek access, farm animals, and meadows, as well as Bol Trail, a railroad line that was re-purposed as a paved hiking trail.
- Bol Park has a lot of amenities including a playground, large meadow for play or picnics, picnic table, benches, and water fountains.
- Bol Park has a creek running alongside it, and the trail follows the creek for much of its distance. Last time we visited, there was even a rope swing above the creek, at Bol Park.
- Bol Park is quite shady, as is much of the hike, except where it comes out to Gunn High School playing fields.
- Pets and bikes welcome.
- Bol Park has some rustic neighbors, including several chickens and donkeys. Respectful visitors can visit the animals (staying outside the pens), and there is information for visitors near the pens about the animals.
- One of Bol Park's donkeys is famous for being the model for Shrek's Donkey.
- The Bol Park path is almost entirely two-lane, paved path.
- Stay on the trails to avoid ticks and poison oak!
- Traffic begins at Gunn High School and continues to be a noise nuisance as you hike Arastradero.
The paved path is suitable for handicapped access, although some of the path nearer its Arastradero/Highway 280 end is cracked and bumpy.
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