Dinosaur Hill Park (also known as Dino Hill) is a park in Pleasant Hill, California. Located off Taylor Blvd, the park consists of 13 acres (5.3 hectares) of open space, hiking and scenic views. There is a small parking area that can only be reached by northbound traffic. From here, a staircase and a rail link lead to the top of the hill. The park is one of several parks owned and managed by the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District.
The park offers good views of Mount Diablo and is popular on the 4th of July as a number of simultaneous (though distant) firework displays can be seen. The park offers panoramic views of the Pleasant Hill, Concord and Walnut Creek and the northern reach of the Diablo Range.
The sign at the bottom of the steep stairway leading to the top of Dinosaur Hill shows a long list of park regulations, including that the site is closed when dark and that drugs, alcoholic beverages and fires are prohibited.
The action of the park doesn't always cool off, nor does it stay so healthy once the sun is down. Like the rest of Pleasant Hill Parks, Dinosaurus Hill is closed at night. However, because of its isolated location, the park is a popular after-hour hangout for loving couples and small groups of young people who gather to drink beer and smoke.
Most people living near the park often jump in their car and drive to the park. The parking lot in Dino Hill is small and has a maximum of 8 parking spots, but it's almost never full. People don't stay here for a long time, so there are usually a few parking spots available.
Just like any other park, Dinosaur Hill park can be a great place to chill, relax and read some good books. This place is best for people who love the outdoors and want to catch some heat from the sun. The park is best for children who want to play with other kids. Also, this park is good for sports enthusiasts who want to play sports anytime of the day.
This amazing landmark is located near the following must-see sights in Pleasant Hill, California:
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Briones Regional Park
Pleasant Hill Park
Frank Salfingere Park
Pleasant Hill BART Station
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short drive from our location near Downtown Walnut Creek, California on Locust Street. Stop by for a visit anytime!