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Sports and recreation in Walnut Creek CA
Walnut Creek Sports & Recreation

Walnut Creek sports and recreation activities are among some of the best things to do in the city. With a Recreation Department that actively strives to better the community through programs and the preservation of outdoor spaces, Walnut Creek is a great place for adults and children of all ages. From parks and open spaces that get you outside to sports and programs that teach new skills, the city’s sports and recreation is one of Walnut Creek’s greatest assets.

Walnut Creek Recreation Division
1666 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
(925) 943-5858
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/arts_rec_cs/recreation/default.asp

For a list of programs, classes, organizations and facilities, the Walnut Creek Recreation Division’s website is a great resource. You can also call if you have any questions or would like to reserve a facility.

Walnut Creek City Parks & Amenities
511 Lawrence Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
To report a problem: (925) 943-5854
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/ps/parks/default.asp

Walnut Creek parks are maintained by the Public Services Department’s Parks Division. If you would like to report a problem with a park, call the number above. To reserve any facilities in city parks, call (925) 943-5858. For a list of city parks, click the link.     

Outdoor Spaces:
Walnut Creek is home to many city parks and near a few state parks, allowing you plenty of opportunities to get outside or get involved.

Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation
P.O. Box 309, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Website: www.wcosf.org

Working to preserve the 2,700 acres of open space in Walnut Creek, as well as enhance the land and educate residents, the Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation is a major player on providing this natural resource to the community. Consisting of volunteers that work to restore habitats and support other open space activities, the foundation is supported by members who can become involved by going to the website.

Heather Farm Park
301 N San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Website: www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/ps/parks/heatherfarm/default.asp

Heather Farm Park is more than a park; it is Walnut Creek’s center of sports and recreation activities. The park is home to the city’s Clarke Swim Center, Walnut Creek Tennis Center, community center, equestrian center, off-leash dog park, skate park, picnic areas, bike paths, sand volleyball court, fishing and nature ponds, tot lots, athletic fields and connection to the Iron Horse Trail. Whether you’re looking for a spot to have a picnic, exercise or get involved in sports, Heather Farm Park is a great place to play.

Mount Diablo State Park
Off Northgate Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 837-2525
Website: www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25098

A treasure of the Bay Area, Mount Diablo State Park is open in every season and is a great destination throughout the year. With gorgeous wildflowers, an assortment of trails, and abundance of wildlife and stunning views, the state park is an outdoor lover’s paradise. With room to bike, hike, camp or ride horses, the 3,848-foot peak provides an opportunity to exercise and enjoy nature.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted, and dogs are only allowed if they are leashed and kept in the developed areas.