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Rodgers-Smith Park

Rodgers-Smith Park is a 4.5-acre park located at 738 Grayson Road in Pleasant Hill, CA. He is a Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District member (Rec & Park). It is a special district, a separate government agency from Pleasant Hill City and other government entities. Rec & Park will be governed by the Public Resources Code of California and an elected Board of Directors, which will establish district policies. Rec & Park was founded in 1951 by citizens who desired recreation and park facilities in their neighborhood. Rec & Park now manages and provides vast areas, services, open space, recreation programs, and events in the district.

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They intended to be the first to provide WOW! Every day is an adventure. The organization serves over 40,000 people in the community, an area roughly 20% larger than the City of Pleasant Hill, and affects an estimated 100,000 or more people each year who participate in programs, visit district facilities, or volunteer.


Management encourages active, healthy lifestyles for people of all ages, including preschoolers, youth, adolescent adults, and seniors. They promote self-improvement and personal development through over 2,300 classes, programs, and activities. They preserve and enhance the economic value of the community by offering a variety of programs, well-maintained neighborhoods, and community parks, trails and open space to attract and retain residents, businesses, and visitors.


Park Activities

Rodgers-Smith Park is ideal for business picnics, family reunions, and barbecues. The park has a picnic area with a grill, a softball / sports field, a sand volleyball court, a surface basketball court, and lighted bocce courts, which require a reservation. What's more, the historic Rogers Ranch, with great community activities, a museum, and more, is just around the corner.



The Rodgers Ranch, which is close to the park, dates back to 1868, when Patrick and Mary Ann Rodgers moved their children from the gold fields of California to the 149-acre ranch in Contra Costa County. They grew wheat and other crops there, were involved in community affairs, contributed to their church, and promoted public education. Patrick Rodgers was assassinated in 1891. When the property was divided among the heirs seventeen years later, Alice and James Rodgers received the 38-acre section containing the house and barn, both of which were built in the 1860s.


The ranch was sold to Rollo Hough, a partner in the Luther Burbank Company, in 1915 with the intention of becoming a demonstration farm, but this never happened due to financial difficulties. After a few years, the property was reduced to 18 acres and remained that size until the area developed.


Dr. and Mrs. Kaho Daily purchased the ranch in 1942 and ran it as a working ranch until 1978. Single-family home development was approved in 1987. Members of the Pleasant Hill Historical Society suggested at the time that the buildings be saved and turned into heritage parks.


Rodgers-Smith Park is unquestionably the best option for outdoor family gatherings, relaxation, reading books, or juggling.


Most residents in the area regard Rodgers-Smith Park as a great place to hang out and a peaceful place to relax. Despite the fact that it is a small park in the area, you will undoubtedly enjoy your visit here. It is mostly populated by locals and has a calm atmosphere. Because there isn't much shade in the summer, it's best to visit during the cooler months. The water/sand area, as well as the structure, would be popular with your children. Much more laid-back than the nearby Pleasant Hill Park, which is fun but a bit noisy.

Overall, it's a fantastic park. However, it is not the best place for small children (those under the age of two). The sandbox area has a cool water feature. Parking is conveniently located near the play structure. There are also plenty of places to exercise and play sports.

Picnic & BBQ Areas

  • Areas can be rented one (1) year in advance.

  • Your deposit and application are required to confirm a reservation of a picnic site.

  • All fees are due and payable two months prior to the event.

  • Group sizes of 1 – 50 must pay a $75.00 refundable security deposit; 51 or more must pay a $150.00 refundable security deposit at the time the reservation is made. Deposits may be retained for damages or excessive clean-up.

  • No unusual items are allowed (e.g. large structures, big jumps, animals, loud music, bands, tournaments) in the parks without special permission from the District. Approval must be obtained at least 30 days prior to rental. Electricity not provided.

  • Cancellations are subject to a handling fee of 20% (minimum of $10.00) of the total cost of the picnic. Cancellations less than 30 days before the event will be charged the entire deposit plus 1/2 of the rental fee.

  • Alcohol is not allowed in any park. An Alcohol Permit may be issued to groups reserving a picnic area, with District approval.

Pleasant Hill, California is blessed with some of the area’s most interesting attractions that you shouldn’t miss. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • Dinosaur Hill Park

  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience

  • Sunvalley Mall

  • Briones Regional Park

  • Pleasant Oaks Park

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

  • Heather Farm Dog Park

  • Lime Ridge Open Space

  • Rodgers-Smith Park

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location at 609 Gregory Lane, Suite #220 in Pleasant Hill! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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