Trails near Belwood, Belgatos, Surmont and Heritage Grove neighborhoods

A Heintz Open Space hiking trails entrance with park signHave you explored all of our nearby parks? The Belgatos Park Trails connect directly to two open space preserves with a large network of paths, to hike, bike, or venture on horseback: the The Heinz Open Space Preserve and Santa Rosa Open Space Preserve.

Or if you’d like to learn more before you explore, check out the Town’s park guide, or print a copy and bring it with. We have additional details on Belgatos Park here on the Belwood Blog as well as park-related articles and news for neighborhood residents which can be found under the Belgatos Park tag and Trails tag.

Interactive Map of Trails

My husband, Jim Handy, drew out the local trails on Google Maps and this provides a much better sense of what’s where. Enjoy!


View Blossom Hill Trails in a larger map

Park for Parks

The Town of Los Gatos is hosting Park for Parks, a fun and informative event, at Belgatos Park on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and learn about bird watching, mountain biking, and much more.

There will be live music and a variety of booths (no food booths that I can find). All the details are on the town’s website – links posted below.

Belgatos Park - park for parks

Park for Park info on booths and what’s happening at this Belgatos Park event:

Check out all of the details on the town’s website page dedicated to events.

Belgatos playground closed

Today my family and I enjoyed a walk in the neighborhood with the dry, warmer weather. Lots of neighbors were out biking, hiking, and walking dogs, and we wondered if the Belgatos Park playground would be in use, or off limits due to the coronavirus restrictions. Not surprisingly, it was cordoned off.

 

Belgatos Park playground closed due to restrictions for Covid-19

 

In addition to the police tape, there’s a sign to keep people from being in too-close proximity on the equipment.

 

Belgatos Park sign that playground is closed - coronavirus Shelter In Place

 

Be safe out there!

Belwood, Belgatos, Surmont neighborhood

Welcome to our site regarding a beautiful neighborhood in east Los Gatos, including Belwood of Los Gatos, Belgatos, Surmont, and adjacent tracts & subdivisions. Here I’ll provide ongoing real estate information, some events that are happening in the community, photos of Belgatos Park and other nearby areas, and items of concern to residents in this pretty corner of Los Gatos.

Please note that this is NOT the Belwood Homeowner’s Association website. For the HOA site, and phone numbers for the Cabaña or HOA, for lifeguard jobs, please visit BelwoodHomes.org

Enjoy this slideshow of photos of our scenic neighborhood.

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Harwood Farms horse boarding

Water District removing 89 trees

The San Jose Water District announced that 89 trees will be removed near the water storage tanks in Belgatos Park. The work begins September 5th and should end by the 22nd, and work will run between 8am and 5pm.

Due to the heavy rains last year, some infrastructure needs repairs. With the water district removing 89 trees, there will be the ability to upgrade the water main.  The notice can be viewed below for those who missed it.

San Jose Water District letter regarding tree removal and work at the reservoir in Belgatos Park

San Jose Water District letter regarding tree removal and work at the reservoir in Belgatos Park

 

UPDATE: The older reservoirs have been replaced with new tanks. To read more about the replacement project, see the Belgatos Station Tank Project post on San Jose Water’s blog from 2018, the announcement of completion on SJW’s 2020 Infrastructure Update, or the contractor’s (brief) Belgatos Reservoirs project page.

A walk through Belgatos Park

It’s an unusually sunny, warm winter day here – projected highs are in the low to mid 70s!  This morning my daughter and I walked through some of Belgatos Park, taking in the views from the Ridge Trail.  Here are the images – pretty as they are, they don’t do it justice!

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