Hickey Gym 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA95616 Built in 1938 and named for legendary UC Davis football coach Vern Hickey, the Art Deco Gym is located next to the…More Memorial Union and the main Unitrans bus terminal in the heart of campus. There are practice spaces are configured for basketball, wrestling, volleyball and fencing teams. The Lower Hickey Gym was remodeled in 2005 to accommodate the UCD Women's Gymnastics Team. The UCD Swim Team practices and hosts intercollegiate meets in outdoor Hickey Pool. Ballet, jazz, and improv dance classes are held by the UCD Department of Dance in the gym's spacious mirror-walled studio.
Crossfit Davis 2121 2nd St, Davis, CA95618 Crossfit is less like a gym and more like a professional training experience. The space has no treadmills, no machines.…More Crossfit offers the open space of a gym and free weights. Clients work out with trainers and are pushed, focusing on ten different physical skills. If someone is interested in joining they have to seek approval from one of the Crossfit instructors: if you are considered in need of work, you have to work out at another gym or try the On Ramp class (like boot camp) before you can join a regular classes. Crossfit also offers free introductory classes to get questions answered and to try one of the workouts to see if it's right for you.
Rivendell Nursery School 2661 Portage Bay E, Davis, CA95616 Rivendell Nursery School is a child care business that is located off of Russell Blvd. on Portage Bay Ave. Children from…More ages two to five can be enrolled in this nursery school until they reach the age for kindergarten. It offers morning shifts, afternoon shifts and all day programs. It has an indoor play as well as an outdoor playground gym.
Greystone Apartments 2505 5th St, Davis, CA95618 This apartment complex is located on Fifth Street near the Davis Police Station. Greystone Apartments features a gym,…More game room, reading lounge, study lounge, pool, spa and basketball court. It is approximately a mile and a half away from UC Davis, off of the 'A' bus route. It touts a 'pet-friendly' environment, with a small grassy area for dogs to run around.
Whaleback Park 1011 Marina Cir, Davis, CA95616 It's hard to tell from up close, but the gently sloping hill dominating this park does resemble the back of a whale.…More Inside the park, a gigantic jungle gym, tubular slides, a teeter-totter, and swings are anchored in soft sand. Picnic tables and grill units are clustered under tall trees, and bordering the large lawn, a bike trail leads to neighborhood streets.
Davis Athletic Club 1809 Picasso Ave, Davis, CA95618 The Davis Athletic Club is a locally owned and operated gym that features a swimming pool, whirlpool, cardio…More machines and free weights, as well as aqua aerobics, yoga, cycling, boot camp, cardio and martial arts classes. The Davis Athletic Club is open to children, teens, adults and seniors.
Terracina 1800 Moore Blvd, Davis, CA95618 Terracina apartments are operated by Community Housing Opportunities. The complex houses 80 units composed of two, three…More and four-bedroom apartments that are available for rent. Residents have access to a community pool, gym, kitchen, lounge, children's playground and vending machines.
Redwood Park 1111 Anderson Rd, Davis, CA95616 Redwood Park features a large community room that is suitable for meetings, birthday parties and other gatherings. This…More park's design substantially dampens traffic noise along busy Anderson Rd. Behind a landscaped berm, a narrow greenbelt leads to picnic tables, several jungle gym/play structures, a sandbox and swing sets. Several basketball courts are located behind Cesar Chavez Elementary School next door.
Northstar Mini Park 240 Pintail Pl, Davis, CA95616 Northstar Mini Park is located in the heart of a neighborhood informally known as "Birdland"; most of its streets are…More named for bird species. This park, which is no bigger than nearby backyards, attracts dog walkers, kids and touch football players. It is equipped with a picnic/barbecue area, a jungle gym, swings, and has a wide lawn. The park can also be entered from Tern or Merganser Pl.
Sterlingpointe Apartments 1805 Anderson Rd, Davis, CA95616 Sterlingpointe Apartments sit right across Anderson Road from Anderson Plaza. It is walking distance from Savemart…More Supermarkets, half a block away from two gas stations and bus routes J, P/Q, F, C and G. The complex features a pool and a small gym with exercise machines. The apartments are less than a mile away from UC Davis, and about a three-minute drive away from Highway 113 and I-80.
Pioneer Park 5035 Hamel St, Davis, CA95618 Rolling hills, wide lawns and shady groves of trees are the major landscaping features here. Nestled among them, you'll…More find jungle gyms, swings, slides, picnic tables and grill linked with winding paved paths. Basketball and tennis courts are also available. To the south, there are open fields where dogs may run free. The park is acessible via Swingle Drive which connects with Cowell Boulevard.
Rocknasium 720 Olive Dr, Davis, CA95616 Rocknasium, located at the west end of Olive Drive, is a long standing Davis institution; it is an indoor rock wall gym,…More and while it is hardly esthetically pleasing from the outside, it contains plenty of fun on the interior for people of all ages and skill levels. The gym has huge lofted ceilings, allowing for a number of climbing walls of all levels. Rocknasium is well known for their lack of pretentiousness, treating beginners and seasoned veterans with the same amount of respect. They offer rentals for shoes, harnesses and chalkbags, as well as classes and memberships of differing durations. In addition, there is a small fitness room, a pro-shop selling all sorts of climbing gear and a front counter where you can buy an assortment of energy enhancing products. Both of the owners are often on hand and take an active role in training, teaching and helping with all aspects of the day to day fun.
Davis Sport Shop 204 E St, Davis, CA95616 Davis Sport Shop is a small, locally owned sport shop that offers an array of shoes, backpacks, gym apparel and other…More sporting goods, much of which displays the UC Davis logo and name. Outside of the shoes, much of the sporting goods are of the generic sort, depicting school colors and names. The store offers lettering service, embroidery, screenprinting and carriesofficial UC Davis gear. The proprietor tries to keep certain equipment stocked with the appropriate sport seasons and often the employees are themselves athletes from UC Davis.
Mace Ranch Mini Park 4343 Atlantis Dr, Davis, CA95618 Tucked just inside the gates of the Mace Ranch development, this small park's lawn area is its most obvious feature. It…More is big enough for kite-flying, throwing a Frisbee or sunbathing. There's a play area including a boat-themed jungle gym, teeter-totters and swings all anchored in soft wood chips. A paved path leads to the nearby Mace Ranch greenbelt.
Elite Instinct Mixed Martial Arts Academy 213 E St Ste D, Davis, CA95616 With an emphasis on fostering "camaraderie and a family type atmosphere," the top priority of martial arts instruction…More here is safety and constant awareness of others. Instruction begins with the basics, body awareness and overall fitness. Then students receive training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from teachers certified by the state of California. Personal training is also available in a separate gym, on a one-on-one basis. Students of all ages (ranging from age 6 on up) and experience are welcome.
Peak Performance Health Club 2795 2nd St, Davis, CA95618 Peak Performance Health Club is located across from the public library. Every member gets a free 30-minute fitness…More assessment upon joining, and can also take advantage of the free child care. The gym sells water and snacks, but most of the space is filled with machines. There is no pool, but members do get a discount at Davis Aquatic Masters and Arroyo pool. Memberships have a monthly cost and a processing fee, but corporate, couples and student discounts are available.
N Street Park 567 N St, Davis, CA95616 On a large mural that is a backdrop for this pleasant little park that livens up the dead end of N. Street, dinosaurs…More float like clouds on a sky-blue background. Below the mural wall, a hundred-foot wide strip of lawn separates a plastic jungle gym and small picnic area equipped with a barbeque grill. There is a bench near the playground for the convenience of parents and babysitters. To the north, past the picnic area, a shrub-lined path leads to Davis Community Gardens and provides a short-cut to Fifth Street.
Fiesta Dance N' Fitness 915 3rd St, Davis, CA95616 Fiesta Dance N' Fitness is a dance studio and fitness gym located next door to the Kumon Learning Center off of 3rd…More Street. It offers a multitude of classes, falling under the categories of dance, fitness and Spanish immersion. The studio itself has two large dance studios, as well as a massage room, where its in-house certified massage therapist, Jessica Petker, takes appointments. The waiting areas and front lobby are bright and vibrant with color and has decor with an international flair. It also has a small display of Guatemalan merchandise, all of it handmade and fair trade. With 35 to 40 instructors (including the owner, Denise Mathieu) and more than 80 classes offered per week, Fiesta Dance N' Fitness strives to have something for everyone.
Arroyo Community Park 2000 Shasta Dr, Davis, CA95616 An arroyo is a dry gulch in desert country. Here in Davis, there is an actual arroyo running through this park. Small…More boulders fill the bottom and the banks are landscaped with native, drought-resistant grass and trees. From a wooden bridge, the view down the arroyo is natural-looking. The arroyo very rarely fills with water when the nearby Olympic-size pool is drained for maintenance. Down a curving sidewalk leading east from the bridge, native bunch grass gives way to lawns, picnic tables and jungle gyms. The playground includes ten-foot tall climbing walls studded with handholds. Beyond are soccer fields to one side a whimsical sculpture by Davis artist Richard Lowenberg on the other. It is also a comfortable seat for star-gazing or watching soccer games.
Park meets nature preserve across the Davis Bike Loop. This park, located on the south side of Davis, traces…More approximately all of the city's perimeter.
North Putah Creek flows fifty feet down a steep bank, watering the roots of mature trees shading the Loop trail – which attracts as many strollers as bicyclists.
The park itself is usually a sunny contrast with the shaded creek's riparian environment. To one side of its wide, grassy meadow, you'll find jungle gyms, picnic pavilions (equipped with grills) and the rest room.
This is the main green attraction in East Davis. Great for soccer, Frisbee, touch football or just walking the dog.…More On the periphery, tennis and basketball courts are well-maintained and shaded by mature trees. It is equipped with a cyclone fence backstop and the ball diamond is nearly overgrown on the east side of the meadow. Also, you'll find several groupings of picnic tables, barbecue grills and a couple of complicated plastic jungle gyms anchored in beds of soft wood chips. The park is walled by wooden fences and paths connected to neighborhood streets.
The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors apparently like it that way; posted signs ask that tennis players "respect the neighbors" and refrain from playing until after 10 a.m.
The crown jewel of Davis's vast park system features many functional symbols dear to longtime residents. The "Flying…More Carousel Of The Delta Breeze" is actually bicycle-powered. Beyond sycamore-shaded picnic tables to the south, a raised level expanse serves as a summertime stage for many local singer-songwriters and bands representing Davis's vibrant music scene. Their audiences generally fill the main lawn stretching toward the Farmers Market pavilion. The cement apron skirting these pavilions spurts to life on hot summer days with an otherwise invisible array of unexpected fountains, an irresistable kid-magnet. Jungle gyms and horseshoe pits round out Central Park's interactive attractions.
Along B Street, Central Park Gardens is making a comeback as an educational and kid-friendly resource planted with drought-resistant greenery. Flanking The Farmers Market, The Bicycling Museum and Hattie Weber Museum anchor the south and north ends of Central Park respectively.
Slide Hill Park 1525 Tulip Ln, Davis, CA95618 One of Davis's older, more-established suburban parks, Slide Hill's main attraction is probably unique among Central…More Valley cities. The Slide Hill itself stands maybe 80 feet tall, is flanked by mature conifers and one face is very steep cement. The uniqueness comes in because, in order to slide down, kids have to improvise, sitting on flattened cardboard boxes as they hurtle down to the woodchip-softened receiving area at the bottom. The park has several swimming pools – one is Olympic sized and the diving pool is around twenty feet deep under a ten-meter diving platform. A pair of sculpted dolphins cavort nearby. Jungle gyms and play structures are scattered throughout groves of trees and meadows. There's also a full basketball court, backstopped softball/baseball diamonds and an off-leash dog run. There are picnic table pavilions and grills in quieter reaches of the park. There is a fee to swim in any of the pools. The cashier station is located at the bathhouse entrance. Showers and lockers are available.