It's a good place for a (small) family barbecue -- or to take a break from a bike ride along Aviation Bikeway, which runs along the south edge of the park. It was deserted on the cool Christmas Day I rode by on my bicycle, but it'd be great in spring and fall; there's not much shade at the tables in summertime.
The bikeway has bits of public art and murals along it, like these four mosaics... unfortunately, a tagger trashed one of them. (As always, you can click for a larger view. Use your browser's "Back" button to come back.)