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2109 Miekle Avenue
10.139 acres
(530) 661-2000

Rick Gonzales, Sr., Park (a.k.a. Gonzales Park) is a park in southeast Spring Lake. It is bounded on its north and west sides by Centennial Avenue and Miekle Avenue, respectively, partially bounded on its east side by Somerset Circle, and located adjacent on its south side to Spring Lake Elementary SchoolIt features ball fields, a walking trail, a playground, barbecues, sheltered picnic tables, and restrooms.

The park can be reserved for private use.

Trees planted at Gonzales Park include two species native to WoodlandWestern Sycamore (Platanus racemosa) and Valley Oak (Quercus lobata). Two other tree species at the park are native to other parts of California: Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) and Western Red-Cedar (Thuja plicata). Non-native trees at Gonzales Park include Red Maple (Acer rubrum), European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'), American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara), Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba), Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), Prairie Crabapple (Malus ioensis 'Prariefire'), Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens), Chinese Pistache (Pistacia chinensis), London Plane (Platanus × hispanica), Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), Cork Oak (Quercus suber), Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), and Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum).

Walking Trail

Gonzales Park is connected via Spring Lake Alley (a 1-mile pedestrian-only footpath) to Jack Slaven Park and Farmers Central Road to its north and to Spring Lake Elementary School and County Road 25A to its south. This alley is connected via sidewalks to nearby West Spring Lake Alley (an 0.8-mile pedestrian-only footpath), which runs from Ortiz Avenue to County Road 25A, to the west of Gonzales Park, and to a network of smaller pedestrian-only alleys throughout Spring Lake.