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Meadow Homes Park
Meadow Homes Park is a historic park located in Concord, California. The park was originally part of the Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Los Cerritos land grant. In 1856, the property was purchased by John Darrow, and it remained in the Darrow family for many years. The Darrows used the property for farming and ranching. In the early 1900s, the Darrows sold some of their lands to the City of Concord for use as a park. The park was officially named Meadow Homes Park in honor of the Darrow family in 1911.
The park has been through many changes over the years. In the 1930s, a WPA project resulted in the construction of a clubhouse, a bathhouse, and a playground in the park. The bathhouse and playground have since been demolished, but the clubhouse remains and is currently used as a recreation center. In 1965, Meadow Homes Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark. Today, the park is a popular spot for picnics, sports, and simply enjoying the outdoors.
Meadow Homes Park is located at 1325 Detroit Avenue in Concord, California. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission to the park is free. Parking is also free and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some of the amenities that are available at Meadow Homes Park include picnic tables, BBQ grills, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and a children’s play area. Dogs are not allowed in Meadow Homes Park.
Meadow Homes Park is Concord’s oldest park. The park got its start in 1856 when John Darrow purchased Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Los Cerritos from Jose Antonio Galindo for $4 an acre ($965/ha). The Darrow family used the land for farming and ranching. In 1911, some of the Darrows’ land was purchased by the City of Concord for use as a public park. The park was officially named Meadow Homes Park at that time.
In 1930, a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project resulted in the construction of a clubhouse (which still stands today), a bathhouse (which has since been demolished), and a playground (also gone now). The Recreational Clubhouse has been used as everything from a roller skating rink to a dance hall over the years. It currently serves as an after-school recreation center administered by Contra Costa County Parks & Recreation Department with funding from Measure Q (a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1988).
The same year that saw the completion of construction on the WPA project also saw Meadow Homes Park being named as one of 1,600 National Historic Landmarks by the United States Department of Interior due to its location on what once was part of Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Los Cerritos—one of California’s earliest Spanish land grants dating back to 1834—and because it contains evidence of human activity dating back 5,000 years (in terms of shell middens left behind by native peoples who once inhabited this area).
Despite all these changes over time—or maybe because of them?—Meadow Homes Park remains one of Concord’s most beloved parks and is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike every day of the year! So come on out and enjoy all that this historic park has to offer!
Children’s play area
Dogs are not allowed in the park
The park is open daily from dawn to dusk
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Admission to the park is free
Meadow Homes Park is Concord's oldest park and one of its most beloved landmarks. With roots dating back to 1856 when it was part of Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Los Cerritos land grant; today it's still serving up fun for everyone with its many amenities including picnic tables, BBQ grills soccer fields, basketball courts tennis courts baseball diamond and children's play area—not to mention its status as National Historic Landmark! So come on out and enjoy all that this historic park has to offer!
Concord, California is blessed with some of the state’s most amazing parks. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:
Newhall Community Park
Concord Community Park
Hillcrest Community Park
Dave Brubeck Park
Ygnacio Valley Park
Len Hester Park
John F. Baldwin Park
Meadow Homes Park
All of these beautiful parks are located just a short distance from our showroom location at 1027 Shary Court in Concord, California! Stop by for a visit anytime!