Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park: Activities
There are many ways the public can use the park, including:
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Dog walking
- Nature study
- Fishing (currently prohibited due to drought)
- Cross country training
- History study
There is an Interpretive Center at the park that will be open whenever volunteer docents are available to staff it. The Oak Acorn Center is used for special programs. The large closed building at the main parking area has been proposed to be renovated into a community center some time in the future.
The park has three restrooms: a pit toilet at the ball fields, a pit toilet at the lake, and a flush toilet at the main parking lot with water fountains. All three are handicapped accessible.
There are approximately three miles of walking trails, another 1.7 miles of hiking trail, and two miles of equestrian trail. Approximately one mile of the walking trails can accommodate wheelchairs. There are two handicapped parking areas designed to provide access to the walking trail.
The Oak Acorn Center project is just starting. Educational curriculum will be developed later for use in the center.
There are three major educational opportunities:
- Self-guided - Once interpretive signs are installed, park visitors may get an education simply by walking the trails.
- Interpretive Center - This building will showcase the history and natural features of the park. It will be open whenever docents are available. Donation of items of interest are encouraged.
- Oak Acorn Center - This building will be used to educate the public and school groups about the oak woodland habitat. Curricula will be established by a team of educators and specialists, including Native Americans. Funding will be required to provide materials, such as study guides.