Pacific Association of Challenge Enthusiasts
Current LocationWe are currently scheduling most Saturday dances at Murphy Park in Sunnyvale, and other sessions at other parks in Sunnyvale.
Note: The official address is on Sunnyvale Avenue, but the entrance to the parking lot is on Caifornia Avenue. If you are using a map program to get driving directions, you may get better results if you enter 225 E. California Avenue, as that would be a plausible address for a building, if there were one, at the location of the driveway.
Detailed DirectionsFrom US 101 or CA 237: Take the Mathilda Avenue exit and go south (from 101 southbound turn right, from 101 northbound or 237 westbound turn left) on Mathilda; go a bit more than a mile and turn left on California Avenue...
From El Camino Real: In downtown Sunnyvale turn north onto Mathilda (left if you are coming from the west/north, right if you are coming from the east); go through downtown and over the railroad (about one mile total from El Camino) and turn right onto California Avenue...
... then: after about 1/3 mile on California Avenue, just after the intersection with Sunnyvale Avenue, the parking lot entrance will be on your left.
From Palo Alto or Mountain View via Central Expressway: Take the exit for Mathilda Avenue North (just after you go under Mathilda Avenue itself), but at the end of the ramp turn left (rather than right, which is what the sign will indicate for Mathilda); you will be on California Avenue, and the park will be on your left after about 1/4 mile, just after the intersection with Sunnyvale Avenue.
ParkingThere is fairly large, loop-shaped parking lot. From the entrance, turn right and go around the loop and park in any space that is not marked as somehow restricted. There is a lawn bowling area immediately adjacent to the parking lot, and the building where we dance is on the other side of that – take the path on either side of the lawn bowling area to get to the building.
Places to EatWhen we have more than one session in a day, we typically include a one-hour break for lunch. There are many places to eat within a short distance from Murphy Park.
DeAnza Park1150 Lime Drive
Fair Oaks Park540 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Las Palmas Park850 Russet Drive
From US 101 or CA 237: Take the Mathilda Avenue exit and go south (from 101 southbound turn right, from 101 northbound or 237 westbound turn left) on Mathilda; at the first traffic light after the Caltrain overpass (about 1.7 miles from 101, about 1.9 miles from 237), turn right onto W. Washington Avenue, then left at the first traffic light onto S. Pastoria Avenue; crossing El Camino, Pastoria will become Hollenbeck Avenue; after 1/4 mile on Hollenbeck turn left onto Danforth Drive...
From CA 85 North: Exit at Fremont Avenue, turn right (east), go about 1 mile and turn left at Hollenbeck Avenue, then about 3/4 mile and turn right onto Danforth Drive...
From El Camino Real: Turn south on Hollenbeck Avenue and go about 1/4 mile, turn left onto Danforth Avenue...
... then: Danforth curves sharply right, becoming Russet Drive, and the park will be on your left; the first left (after the park building) will be the entrance to the parking lot.
Parking: There is a parking lot, but it is often full. You can park along the street in front of the houses, except where indicated by signs.
Other LocationsSome other locations we have used in the past, and might use in the future, are listed here. (But if we do use any of these in the future, that will be mentioned in the schedule and the flyer for the event in question.)
St. Andrews Church
4111 Alma Street
This location has a parking lot.
The Dance Connection
2956 Treat Boulevard
This is in a group of commercial buildings away from the street, in back of a shopping center. Plenty of parking.
First United Methodist Church
502 Virginia Street
There is a parking lot behind the church but it is small. There is a 2-hour limit on street parking on the immediately adjacent streets.
Woodside Road United Methodist Church