Central Park (Lake Elizabeth)
Winner of the Readers' Choice Award, "BEST PARK" 2010.
Park / Lake History
Central Park and Lake Elizabeth began development in 1960. The Lake was dedicated to Fremont's Sister City, Elizabeth, Australia, on March 22, 1969. The Park is set on 450 acres with an 83-acre lake.
Central Park and Lake Elizabeth was named the best park of the Tri-Cities area by the Argus newspaper for 2004.
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy.
Fremont, CA 94538
Ph: (510) 790-5541
Come to our Whoooo Goes There Owl event
Friday, Feb 28th, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Nature Learning Center at Central Park
This is a FREE event!
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What Does The Fox Say?
Popular song titles aside, who gives a hoot?
Let’s learn about owls instead this Friday night!
The park rangers invite you and your family to an early evening event all about owls and their nocturnal friends at Central Park near Lake Elizabeth. This Friday, February 28th, you will be able to participate in many activities for kids and adults – anyone who wants to know more about our feathery and furry night time park dwellers. Between 6:00 - 7:30 pm, there will be ranger-led hike from twilight to dusk around part of Lake Elizabeth and hands-on nature and art activities for the kids including owl pellet dissection and owl headbands. Come meet our human and raptor special guests: Naturalists from Sulphur Creek Nature Center, specialists from the Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Central Park Rangers and LIVE and IN PERSON: a Screech Owl, a Great-Horned Owl and a Barn Owl. To finish out the evening, have a s’more and sing a song or two around the campfire. We will meet at the Nature Learning Center in the back of the Waterpark parking lot, the building is to the left. The official address is 40224 Paseo Padre Parkway.
More fun (and ferocious) facts about the importance of owls: Did you know that a single Barn Owl can consume 53 pounds of gophers in a year or 3,000 rodents per family in a four month breeding cycle? Nestbox Coordinators for the California Bluebird Recovery Program will also be on hand to show a what a Barn Owl Box is and describe how helping the owls can help you. Barn Owls and Western Screech Owls are just two of the many cavity nesting birds assisted by the California Bluebird Recovery Program. Erecting Barn Owl nest boxes can be an effective pesticide-free tool to help control a rodent population. Choosing the right location to install a nest box for these or any other cavity nesting birds such as the Western Bluebird or Tree Swallow can be challenging.
If you have any questions, please email or call (510) 790-5541. This event is sponsored by the City of Fremont Community Services Department (Recreation Services & Environmental Services Divisions)
This program is FREE – Snacks and photo cards of Central Park scenery available for sale
What a great night – it should be a HOOT!