Pleasanton, California

Alameda County Fairgrounds FairparkOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

November, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 5 out of 10 stars

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Tight spacing, and site length is not great for most sites

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We were right up against the outside wall

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Lots of back-to-back sites, and electrical outlets were “doubled up” so some long cord runs were needed

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Decent laundry facility

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Bathrooms were heated and quite nice

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
This park was surprisingly quiet.  No exterior traffic noise, and since it’s a
small park not a lot of cars speeding through.  It’s basically a large parking
lot with the bare essentials, and since it’s in the Bay Area we had to pay for
the privilege of staying here.

Road and site access?
Interior roads were paved and sites were gravel.  Backing into our site
(#207) wasn’t too difficult, but we were fortunate to not have RV’s on
either side of us at the time.  There were both back-in and pull-through
sites available at this park.

Condition of sites?
Spacing between sites was VERY tight – with the slides out and awnings
extended we actually impinged on adjacent sites!  It was also difficult to
park the car within the confines of our site and get it off the road
completely.  But parking the car in the site next to the coach would have
eliminated any “front yard” area we had.  Most sites appeared to be fairly
level.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The utilities were located at the rear of the site for the back-in sites.  We
reached the power and water posts fine, but it was a stretch getting my
21′ sewer hose back there.  The 50-amp power was strong, as was the
water pressure.  No cable offered here.  The Verizon signal was excellent.
The free WiFi worked fairly well.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
No table, no fire pit – hated it!

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
There was a decent laundry facility in the park, with several washers and
dryers and a place to fold clothes.  The bathrooms and showers were
modern and clean.

Pet friendly?
Not a good place for doggies within the RV park, but just outside the
entrance were many acres of beautiful tree-covered lawns.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
We walked from the park across a busy intersection and then into a
huge city park with lots of paths.  This is a health-conscious city, and in
addition there were opportunities nearby in the hills around Pleasanton.

Groceries & other services nearby?
Tons of opportunities here – Pleasanton is a large upscale city with all of
the shopping and restaurant options you could want.  There are some RV
centers” in the area that could probably do repair work or recommend
places nearby that could.

Comments:
This park is convenient to everything in the Bay Area – thus the high
price for what you get.  If they would just make the sites a little larger
by eliminating a few and add picnic tables it would be a nice place.  Our
requirement was to be close to friends and family, and it suited us fine
for that.  This was our second stay here, and it’s probably the best RV
park for people wanting to stay in the Bay Area.