Danville was first populated by Native Americans, often referred to as the “Heart of the San Ramon Valley,” who lived near creeks and camped in the summer on Mount Diablo. Later, it was part of the grazing land of Mission San José and a Mexican grant of land named Rancho San Ramon.
Over 167 acres of parkland is owned and managed by the Town of Danville, much of which is used for active recreation. Six community parks have facilities such as play equipment for children, sports fields, picnic areas, bocce ball courts, a dog park, and trails for walking.
35 baseball/softball fields and 31 soccer/lacrosse fields are managed for community use by the town of Danville. At three community parks and eleven schools, sports fields are situated. The town of Danville and San Ramon Valley Unified School District manages these multi-use sports field facilities. For Danville, ballfields are significant, but so are the parks’ arts and recreational activities, such as the popular annual Music in the Park.
With the Las Trampas Ridge to the west and the Diablo Range to the east, Danville is located in a narrow portion of the San Ramon Valley. Danville’s most prominent landmark is the backdrop of Mount Diablo, which stands at 3,849 feet (1,173 m) to the east and provides Danville and surrounding towns and cities with a picturesque backdrop. Some of the Mount Diablo slopes are drained by Sycamore Creek and flow through Danville.
The unincorporated town of Alamo lies in the uppermost reaches of the San Ramon Valley to the north of Danville and stretches into the surrounding hills. Another wealthy suburb, San Ramon, borders Danville to the south.
Climb, cycle, or drive to the top of the famous Diablo State Park. Discover for yourself the magnificent wildflowers of the range, its vast trails, interesting wildlife, and distinctive rock formations that rise to the summit of 3,849 feet.
A number of public open space and trail networks operated by East Bay Regional Parks are bordered by Danville.
Danville, California has some amazing parks that will blow your mind! Make sure to plan on visiting all or only one of them:
- Sycamore Valley Park
- Hap Magee Ranch Park
- Oak Hill Park
- Osage Station Park
- Danville South Park
- Diablo Vista Park
- Bret Harte Park
- Hap Magee Ranch Dog Park
- Greenbrook School Park
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 3600 Camino Tassajara! Stop by for a visit anytime!