Howard Park is bound by Alameda de las Pulgas, San Carlos Avenue, El Camino Real and Brittan Avenue. Displays of San Carlos community spirit happen all year long in the Howard Park neighborhood. Cheering youth baseball fans gather for summertime games at Burton Park. The park has a walking path, water sprays for a fun way to cool off, and a playground with equipment for young children. Arroyo School for
upper elementary grades 4th and 5th and Central Middle School for 6th through 8th graders provide specialized attention for each grade level.
Every year, homeowners on Eucalyptus Avenue go all out for the Halloween and Christmas holidays. Crowds swarm the residential street to trick-or-treat. Visitors enjoy front yard spooky displays, from creepy carnival sideshow posters come to life to electrically-charged Nicola Tesla demonstrations. Eucalyptus homeowners also create a magical Christmas Tree Lane, decorating their homes with holiday spirit full of awe-inspiring twinkling colorful lights and maybe even Santa himself!
Howard Park encompasses the San Carlos Library that provides a quiet place to study and community events throughout the year. San Carlos City Hall is next door to the library. City Hall Park is a prime spot to watch dogs playing in the park.
Vibrant downtown San Carlos runs along Laurel Street, a multi-block walkable shopping district. Grab a drink with friends at breweries and wine bars, or sit down for a meal with family. Participate in storytime at The Reading Bug or spoil your pet silly at Bow Wow Meow.