Pleasanton prides itself on their numerous parks and recreation facilities and programs. Pleasanton is also home to thriving business parks and the regional Stoneridge Mall. 12 out of Pleasanton's 14 schools have received the California Distinguished School designation. Together, the city and school district are committed to building a community of character.
Downtown is the heart of the community -- the setting for festivals, street parties, parades, weekly summer concerts, Saturday farmer's market and other special events.Downtown offers some of the finest dining and shopping in the Tri-Valley. Pleasanton is also home to the Alameda County Fairgrounds which hosts statewide and regional events, as well as the annual Alameda County Fair.