The hub of Los Altos recreation is found on this six-acre site, where a whirl of classes takes place, including art,…More dance, music and cooking.
The administrative offices of the Los Altos Recreation Department are housed here, along with the Los Altos Senior Center, Gilbert Smith House, Bus Barn Theater and the Los Altos History Museum. The site also hosts a social hall, meeting space and conference room. The private, non-profit preschool, Children's Corner, can also be found here, as can the League of Women Voters.
The outdoor athletic facilities include a Little League baseball diamond, bocce ball court and a soccer field. Small children will enjoy the train-themed "Whistlestop" playground. These facilities and athletic fields are available for rent for weddings, sporting events or celebrations.
As part of the larger civic center, the Hillview center is adjacent to Los Altos City Hall, the main library, Los Altos Youth Center and the Police Department. One can easily navigate between buildings via walkways and connected parking lots. There is ample free parking in the lot on Hillview Avene, as well as on the street.
Crime is low, but the department provides services that promotes safety through its outreach and resources on everything from traffic enforcement, municipal code violations or citation write-offs. Residents and organizations can request an officer to speak about crime prevention or assist those who want to set up a Neighborhood Watch program.
Its Web site carries a wealth of information about how to get police reports, look at annual crime statistics, and interpret third-party CrimeReports.com mapping and barking dog complaints.
The Police Department is part of the Civic Center complex on San Antonio Road, past the City Hall and the Los Altos Youth Center.