Explore the Neary Lagoon Park

August 15, 2018
Category: Santa Cruz CA Attractions

Santa Cruz, California is a beautiful coastal city that is home to some of the most exciting attractions within the state. With facilities like the University of California Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, it’s no wonder why so many choose to vacation in this lovely city. With a plethora of attractions and shops to explore, it can be easy to get lost in the commotion and traffic of the city. We recommend taking a walk through the Neary Lagoon Park during your vacation in Santa Cruz, where you’re certain to witness some incredibly beautiful sites and fantastic wildlife.

About the Neary Lagoon Park

The Neary Lagoon Park is renowned for featuring a trail the eventually extends into a floating walkway over the lagoon. Many pass through the park as a way to reach Downtown Santa Cruz more quickly, and there is no better way to take a break from the rush of the city than by taking a stroll through this park. Expanding across four acres, this little haven is known for being an important area of wildlife refuge, which implies that guests are likely to witness a variety of animals not commonly seen elsewhere. These animals include: goats, geese, blue herons, pied billed grebes, many coots, and a number of mallards and ducks.

There are many activities to partake in while passing through the Neary Lagoon Park. There are several Greenbelt Trails to explore, and two playgrounds available for children to enjoy. There are also tennis courts located within the park, as well as a basketball half-court. In addition to this, there are barbeque pits available near Chestnut Avenue within Neary Lagoon Park for those who are interested in spending an afternoon in the park picnicking with family or friends.

Neary Lagoon Park represents an important piece of agriculture to the Santa Cruz area as well. This lagoon in the drainage area for approximately 850 acres of water, which will eventually become drained into the ocean. This lagoon has become an important habitat for many animals within the city, and a beautiful reminder as to why the environment needs to be preserved and well cared for.

Located near the Westside Film and Culture Center, the Neary Lagoon Park is open from sunrise to sunset daily. Entrances to the park can be found on Chestnut Street, Blackburn Street, and at the corner of Bay Street and California Street.

Stay at Mission Inn & Suites

While exploring the Neary Lagoon Park, enjoy your stay at the Mission Inn & Suites. Located conveniently within .9 miles of the hotel, the Mission Inn & Suites offers the best rates when you book directly at: www.missioninnsantacruz.com.