Christmas Hill Park

Christmas Hill Park is a 51-acre community park operated by the City of Gilroy in southwest Santa Clara County, California, USA. The park provides trails for jogging, hiking and bicycling, as well as soccer and baseball/softball diamonds for group sports, and multiple picnic areas.[1] The Christmas Hill Park Ranch Site adjoins east of the park, and provides an environmental education center, as well as additional sports facilities.[2]

Christmas Hill Park
Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy California USA, March 2017.jpg
Entrance to Christmas Hill Park, March 2017
Christmas Hill Park is located in California
Christmas Hill Park
TypeUrban park
Location7050 Miller Avenue, Gilroy California 95020
Coordinates36°59′52″N 121°35′7″W / 36.99778°N 121.58528°W / 36.99778; -121.58528Coordinates: 36°59′52″N 121°35′7″W / 36.99778°N 121.58528°W / 36.99778; -121.58528
Area0.21 km2 (0.081 sq mi)
Operated byCity of Gilroy
StatusOpen daily

The park is open seven days a week from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm from March to October, and 6:00 am to 8:00 pm from November to February.[3]

HistoryEdit

The park and adjoining ranch site have served as a base camp for CalFire managing recent wildfires in the region.[4]

The park also hosts the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. On July 28, 2019, a mass shooting occurred during the Festival killing three people and injuring 15 others.

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