Welcome to the City of Walnut Creek Open Space. In 1974, a $6.75 million bond was approved by the citizens of this community to purchase and preserve the undeveloped ridgelines that surround the city and contribute so much to its quality and character. With over 3,000 acres of oak woodlands, grassland savannah, and chaparral, this is one of the largest city operated open spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Open Space Maps Map of Walnut Creek Open Space Note: this Map is in PDF form. By choosing the zoom tool (looks like a magnifying glass in the tool bar across the top of the page) and placing it over a section of the map and clicking, you can see an enlarged version of that portion of the map. Maps are also available at the Ranger Stations: Howe Homestead Park (925-943-5899 ext. 3521); Shell Ridge (925-943-5899 ext. 2162); and Sugarloaf (925-943-5899 ext. 2665).