Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States.
Alamo is located in Contra Costa County. Adjoining towns and cities are Walnut Creek to the north, Danville, Dublin, and San Ramon to the south, and Diablo plus Blackhawk to the southeast. Interstate 680 serves as the main means of transport out of the town.
The area was named Alamo, which means “poplar” or “cottonwood” in Spanish. Because of its location and fine weather, Alamo grew quickly. As an unincorporated community, Alamo does not have a government of its own. Police services are provided by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Fire and EMS services are provided by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.
Andrew H. Young Park which is located at the corner of Danville Blvd. & Jackson Way and Livorna Park which is at the corner of Livorna Road & Miranda Avenue; it features a large open-air gazebo, a sand volleyball court, a multi-use sports court, playground structures, large play areas, drinking fountain, restrooms and off-street parking.
Hap Magee Ranch Park is on the Alamo-Danville Border on La Gonda Way. This park has several historic structures. There are picnic facilities, children’s water play area, a large meadow with a spectacular heritage oak, dog parks and off-street parking. The park sits near the intersection of the Iron Horse Trail and the Las Trampas to Mt. Diablo Regional Trail.Las Trampas Regional Wilderness is a 5,342-acre park located to the immediate southwest of the town. The wilderness contains numerous plant and animal communities, including forested hillsides and riparian woods. The park is also host to several secluded waterfalls, many of which are difficult to reach.
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