In this 32-acre, beautifully landscaped park that has a man-made lake, you will find tranquility, beautiful houses, and wildlife (Pigeons, Geese, Crows, Double Crested Cormorants, Snowy Egrets, and California Gulls).
Virginia Lake is like a setting you'd find next to a beach, with the plenty scents of nature, sounds of water (from fountains) and activity of birds overhead and all around.
The short, flat loop,1-mile-trail is lined with parking and houses and is a pleasure to walk all year-round.
The park offers many amenities:
-Grassy area with two play structures, swings, and a small stage for play
-rentable pavilion with BBQ (100 person capacity)
-trees lining the lake provide partial shade in summer
-restrooms (year round)
-benches lining the lake
-dog park (all dirt so not ideal in wet conditions)
-dog waste station
-You may want to consider another park if you're bothered by bird droppings as they're everywhere on the ground.
-ice cream truck parks in front of the playgrounds during summer
-multiple areas shaded by trees for picnicking
-giant dragonfly statue on the northside of the lake
-there's a cool island in the center that has tons of birds
-dog friendly but must be kept on leash
-in addition to a paved trail is a concentric dirt trail that goes all around the lake
-stroller and wheelchair friendly
-no bikes and horses allowed on path
-no smoking or vaping
-There's a cool area next to the pier that has a cute stone-benched garden
-lots of flora to look at
-designated feeding areas for wild birds (one on each end)
-small parking lot next to exercise area
-within walking distance from Peppermill, theater, and restaurants
-people like to picnic in their cars while watching scenery
-not ideal for dogs that tend to eat poop
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