Portal Park




PARK REVIEW

I was really impressed with this playground and will have to add it to my list of frequently visited parks.  It is beautifully maintained, and my kids had a wonderful time on the 3 different playground structures.  In addition to the playground equipment, there is a large field (3.8 acres) that would be perfect for picnics, parties, kite flying, etc.  It is located in a really nice neighborhood.  


 
PARK HOURS - Daylight until 1 hour after sunset

ADDRESS - North Portal Avenue, Cupertino


PLAYGROUND RATING

(4 out of 5 stars)





Reviewed:
May 2011
 
 

Portal Park


TODDLER PLAYGROUND

This playground is for children ages 2-5 years of age.  It has lots of equipment.  It is located next to the equipment for the older kids and the large sandbox.  

  • Playground Equipment
    • 2 Baby Swings
    • Rocking Airplane - seats 2 kids
    • 2 Small Red Slides
    • 1 Large Twisty Slide
    • Chain Ladder
    • Straight Ladder
    • Tunnel
    • Speaking Pole
    • Stairs
    • Steering Wheel
  • Playground Construction
    • Plastic & Metal Equipment
    • Equipment located on wood chips
  • Shade Level
    • There are several trees covering the playground equipment
  • Seating
    • There is 1 bench and a concrete wall

Double Seated Rocking Airplane

Baby Swings


Portal Park Toddler Playground


Portal Park Toddler Playground


Two Red Slides



 

SAND BOX

There is a very large sand box located next to the toddler playground. The walls of the sandbox are concrete and have a distinctive shape.  There are stairs that lead to nowhere.  It looks fun!

Large Sand Box



Large Sand Box



 

BIG KIDS PLAYGROUND #1

This equipment is located between the toddler playground equipment and the other big kids equipment.
  • Playground Equipment
    • 4 Big Kids Swings
    • 2 Medium Plastic Straight Slides
    • 1 Large Plastic Twisty Slide
    • 2 Medium Plastic Wavy Slides
    • 1 Large Plastic Slide with a Slight Twist
    • 2 Curved Ladders
    • Straight Ladder
    • Chain Ladder
    • Bridge
    • Spinning Ring
    • Balancing Platforms
  • Playground Construction
    • Plastic & Metal Equipment
    • Equipment located on wood chips
  • Shade Level
    • There are several trees covering the playground equipment
  • Seating
    • There are 2 picnic tables and a concrete wall


Big Kid Swings

 
Portal Park Playground

Portal Park Playground

Portal Park Playground



BIG KIDS PLAYGROUND #2 

This equipment is located next to a large BBQ pit area with lots of tables.  There is a nice hill surrounding one side of the equipment that is fun for the kids to play on.  
  • Playground Equipment
    • 1 Large Plastic Tunnel Slide
    • 2 Wavy Straight Plastic Slides
    • Rock Wall with chain
    • Pole
    • Horizontal Bars
    • Sliding Bar
    • Steering Wheel
    • Stairs
    • Platforms
    • Curved Tunnel 
  • Playground Construction
    • Plastic & Metal Equipment
    • Equipment located on wood chips
  • Shade Level
    • There are no trees directly covering the playground equipment, but there are some off to the side.  
  • Seating
    • There is a BBQ pit area with lots of tables and chairs close to the equipment.  However, there are no benches right at the equipment.

Portal Park Playground

Portal Park Playground

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PICNIC AREA

This is a great park for a picnic.  There are 2 tables at one of the big kids playgrounds, as well as a large BBQ pit area located next to the other big kids playground.  There is a large field here, and there are other picnic tables & BBQ pits farther out in the field.  

 

WALKING PATHS

There is a path that leads to the back of the park, though it is not very long.


MAINTENANCE

This park is well maintained and beautifully landscaped. 

 

RESTROOMS

The restrooms were clean & stocked.  They are located at the rear of the park.

 

WATER FOUNTAINS

The water fountains are located on a pole next to the playground. 


PARKING

There is plenty of street parking next to the park.  No parking lot. 


PARK RULES & REGULATIONS

  • No Skateboarding
  • Alcoholic beverages prohibited in sports and playground areas.  Beer and wine may be served in conjunction with a meal in picnic areas. 
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.  
  • Owner is responsible for removing dog waste. 
  • Golf practice is prohibited.
  • Fields and building use by permit only. For permit info call 408-777-3120.
  • Maintenance Request 408-777-3269
 

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