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Ohlone Park
Hearst Ave., from Milvia St. to Bonita Ave. & from Martin Luther King Jr. Way to Sacramento St.    This five-block-long stretch of green space includes a softball field, basketball court, lawn volleyball area, two tot and two school-age play areas, a community garden, picnic areas, and an off-leash dog area.  A mural painted by artist Jean Lamarr depicts Ohlone history on a concrete BART vent.

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Ohlone Dog Park  Hearst St./Grant St., in Ohlone Park.  Free.  Established as an experiment in 1979, this was the first leash-free dog park in the nation.  It has 4-foot-high fences that foil even the most gifted jumpers.  A concrete walkway is equipped with seating areas alongside, and a lawn with wood chips is on either side of the walkway.  Water taps are provided at both ends of the park.  Because it is partially paved, the park is a particularly good choice in wet weather, and dogs like to run here.  Owners must clean up after their dogs, and plastic bags are provided.

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