Welcome to The Ranch at Little Hills

Welcome to The Ranch at Little Hills

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Event includes the following: Avanti, Belvedere, Coronado, Gallery, Monarch, Terravista and Solaire communities of Gale Ranch.

Join Us For Our Gale Ranch Summer Picnic 2016!

You and your family are invited to a fun-filled day at our annual Summer Picnic. Whether it’s rock climbing, bounce houses, face & body art, swimming, or rocking out or sliding down the 30′ colossal slide… there will be a variety of activities for the young or simply young at heart!

No day is complete without great food and that’s why you will be treated to only the best. A culinary chef will prepare mouthwatering Tri Tip in the smoker BBQ for the richest flavor, fall off the bone ribs and delicious grilled chicken cooked to perfection.

Tasty treats such as unlimited popcorn and unlimited ice cream will keep you fueled up for all the excitement throughout the day.

Event Date: Saturday September 17, 2016
Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

RSVPS to go to the email address: http://www.galeranchhoa.com/rsvp.php



Maddy Hudson, American Idol Singing Live!: Autographs and pictures are welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for extra relaxation. For more about Maddy, check out at https://www.facebook.com/MaddyHudsonMusic/ and her website at http://ashlihudson.wixsite.com/maddyhudson


Guests Over 21 11AM-3PM: 2 drinks per adults, then cash bar. IDs will be checked. Please drink responsibly.


70 ft Obstacle & Sports ALL DAY: This obstacle course is ideal for all ages, but if this is too overwhelming for the little ones, there’s always the Super Bounce House for them. Also play just about any sport on the field if you can find room and they provide the equipment, but if you want to play softball or cricket please bring your own glove or equipment.


Super Bounce House & Archery 11AM-3PM: The bounce house is perfect for the little ones and archery is for all ages to join in on the fun. A waiver will need to be signed.


Swimming Pool 11AM-3PM: This Jr. Olympic sized pool will have 3 lifeguards on duty. Don’t forget sunscreen and a towel!


Water Balloon Toss 1PM-3PM: There will be tournament for one hour between 3 age groups – 18+ year olds, 11-17 years old and 10 years old and under. Please check in on time. For each age group there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Don’t miss out! You need to be present to win. The prizes are as follows for each team to split:

o   18+ years old, team prize: 1st – $600, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $200

o   11–17 years old, team prize: 1st – $400, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100

o   10 years old and under, team prize: 1st – $200, 2nd $100, 3rd – $50


Rock Wall Climbing Wall & Face/Body Art 11:30AM-3:30PM: Closed toed shoes are required to climb the wall.


Photo Booth 12:30PM-3:30PM: This open concept booth is not your average, traditional photo booth. They offer high quality photos, instant prints, fun props, custom backdrops and an open concept booth that makes it easy, elegant and fun. You will be impressed and able to take home a memory to show off to all your friends and family of just how cool the events at The Communities of Gale Ranch really are.


Bubble Soccer 1PM-3PM: This is one of the latest trends in sports that you get to experience. Please check in on time. Teams will be arranged, and rules and how to play will be reviewed at check in time.


Dunk Your Dad 1:30PM-2:30PM: Dad or possibly anyone else is welcome, the more the merrier!


Event Details

It's Lunch Time!

It’s Lunch Time!

Lunch Is Served: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Note: You will receive wristbands at check-in. Your wristbands will be your ticket for lunch.


BBQ Chicken

Grilled Barbecue Chicken

  • BBQ Grilled Chicken
  • Fall off the bone Ribs
  • Mouthwatering Tri Tip
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Assorted Rolls & Butter
  • Vegetarian Option – Vegetarian Burgers
  • Tiny Tot Meal (Children 4 and Under)


  • Ice Water
  • Ice Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Assorted Soft Drinks

Guests 21 and Over: Two (2) Complimentary Beer & Wine Beverages

CASH BAR = Remember to bring CASH! $$$

  • House Red Wine
  • House White Wine
  • Coors Light
  • Anchor Steam
  • Blue Moon


Unlimited Ice Cream

Snacks & Desserts:

  • Unlimited Assorted Ice Cream Treats – (please note some varieties may contain peanuts)
  • Unlimited Popcorn

Event Activities

Bounce House

Bounce House

  • Featuring a Live Performance by Maddy Hudson – American Idol Finalist!
  • 70′ Obstacle Course
  • Dunk Your Dad
  • Rock Climbing Wall* (Closed toed shoes must be worn to climb the rock wall)
  • Bounce House
  • Archery

    Climb the Rock Wall!

    Climb the Rock Wall!

  • Junior Olympic sized swimming pool (with lifeguards)
  • Face & Body Art
  • Ping Pong
  • Bocce Ball
  • Field Games including**:
    • soccer
    • softball
    • football
    • basketball and more!
  • Water Balloon Toss Contest (with Prizes!)
  • Most contests for prizes to be announced soon!

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets & umbrellas for that music in the park feeling!

*Requires a signed waiver before participation.
**All sports equipment is provided with the exception of softball gloves.

Getting to the Ranch at Little Hills:

From the Peninsula:

  1. Take San Mateo Bridge
  2. Go North on I-880
  3. Take I-238 to I-580 toward Stockton
  4. Exit on Center Street/Crow Canyon – Follow signs for Crow Canyon Rd.
  5. Follow Crow Canyon for 8-10 miles until Bollinger Canyon Rd (Stoplight).
  6. Continue on Bollinger for 3.8 miles, The Ranch at Little Hills will be on your left.

From Marin (Richmond/San Rafael Bridge):

  1. Take I-580 to 24 East; go through the Caldecott Tunnel
  2. At the 24/680 split take I-680 South
  3. Exit on Crow Canyon Road and turn right (west).
  4. Follow Crow Canyon and turn right onto Bollinger Canyon Road.
  5. Continue on Bollinger for 3.8 miles, The Ranch at Little Hills will be on your left.

From San Jose/South Bay:

  1. Take I-680 North approximately 35 miles.
  2. Exit on Crow Canyon Road and turn left (west).
  3. Follow Crow Canyon and turn right onto Bollinger Canyon Road.
  4. Continue on Bollinger for 3.8 miles, The Ranch at Little Hills will be on your left.

From San Francisco:

  1. Take I-580 to 24 East (far right lane) and go through the Caldecott Tunnel.
  2. At the 24/680 split, take I-680 South.
  3. Exit on Crow Canyon Road and turn right (west).
  4. Follow Crow Canyon and turn right onto Bollinger Canyon Road.
  5. Continue on Bollinger for 3.8 miles, The Ranch at Little Hills will be on your left.

From Walnut Creek:

  1. Take I-680 South.
  2. Exit on Crow Canyon Road and turn right (west).
  3. Follow Crow Canyon and turn right onto Bollinger Canyon Road.
  4. Continue on Bollinger for 3.8 miles, The Ranch at Little Hills will be on your left.

Do’s and Don’ts for a Perfect Picnic

Archery Range

Archery Range


  • Wear sunscreen – even cloudy days can lead to sunburn.
  • Bring a towel and a change of clothes if going in the pool.
  • Wear close toed shoes if you are going to climb the rock wall.
  • Bring your appetite – we have plenty of delicious food to enjoy!
  • Be prepared there is NO CELLULAR SERVICE or WI-FI in the park. A land line can be made available to you in the event of an emergency.
  • Be prepared to show ID if you plan to enjoy beer and/or wine. *Don’t forget it in the car!
  • Make a note of which parking lot you are in. A tram service will be provided for your convenience to and from the park, but you don’t want to lose your car!
  • Assign a designated driver if you plan on consuming any alcoholic beverages. Stay safe and enjoy your day!
  • Feel free to ask The Ranch at Little Hills staff if you have any questions or want to know what is coming up next!


  • Forget to check in to receive your wristbands. These are your ticket for lunch and you definitely don’t want to miss it!
  • Bring any pets into the park. It isn’t fun for them to come – there are too many people, smells, wild animals around and activities going on. Anyone with a pet will be asked to take it home before entering into the park.
  • Please note that service animals are welcome into the park. An identifying harness is required.
  • Smoke in the park, including vaping. There is a designated smoking section just down the path in the parking lot.
  • Forget to bring your swim attire if you plan to go swimming. No street clothes are allowed in the pool at all.
  • Bring any food or alcohol into the park. Bringing in reusable water bottles is fine.
  • Forget signed waivers are required for each guest when participating in the rock wall and the archery range. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign their waiver. The waivers will be made available at the activity areas.
  • Don’t hike too far on the paths. There is poison oak and we don’t want anyone getting it! Please follow the signage.

Swimming Pool with Lifeguards

Swimming Pool with Lifeguards

Pool Rules at The Ranch at Little Hills:

  • Swim attire is required. No cut-off shorts, tank tops, shirts, or street clothes allowed.
  • No diving. You may jump into the pool from the edge only.No running on the pool deck.
  • No pool toys, including water wings, are allowed in the pool. Life vests are welcome.
  • No rough play or dunking other swimmers.
  • Swim diapers are required for children who are not toilet trained.
  • No glass, smoking, or food allowed in the pool.
  • Capacity limit of 120 will be enforced on busy days.
  • Lifeguards reserve the right to dismiss any swimmer.