Lake Elizabeth

Sunday, July 23, 2000

Contact: Stacy Goss, 408-248-8206

Come on out to the centrally located Bay Area park of Lake Elizabeth in Fremont! The map primarily covers a large city park (like the Golden Gate Park of Fremont), and it also covers some of the quieter streets nearby. The terrain is open and very fast (there are almost no hills). It is a great place to introduce people to orienteering, and a good fast-paced orienteering practice for the more experienced members.

Courses will include:

Please bring a pen or pencil, as many controls will have a simple multiple choice question to verify you were there. We may have some for you if you forget, but it is possible that we will run out.

There are lots of picnic tables around the lake, and a separate swimming beach lagoon. Bring your lunch or snack; you may want to stay afterwards and enjoy the Lake.

Registration: 9 a.m. to noon
Starts: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beginner's clinics: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Parking: Free


From 880 in Fremont: Exit at Stevenson Blvd. and head East (away from the bay.) After about 3 miles, turn right at a major, signaled intersection onto Paseo Padre. After turning right on Paseo Padre, make the 3rd left turn into the park at the sign for Swimming. Do NOT take the 1st left at the sign for Boating/Skate Park NOR the 2nd left at the sign for Community Center. After turning into the swimming area lot, you will be forced to curve right, after which you will want to drive all the way around to the end of the lot, turning left to curve around to the back of the fenced-off swimming area. From the end of this lot there will be Orange & White orienteering signs to direct you to the registration and start area.

From 680 in Fremont: Exit at Washington, and turn left (on Washington) go about 1/4 mile to a Left turn on Paseo Padre. Go about 2 miles, cross two sets of train tracks, and take the next possible right turn into the swimming area parking lot. Drive straight ahead to the back end of the parking lot and look for orienteering signs.