Picnic Rentals

View picnic area availability and book online below. 

 Our picnic areas and park amenities have something for everyone!

 Picnic areas become available for reservation at 7:00am 120 days in advance of the reservation date.
 
To check availability and book your picnic, view the listings below or
call the Recreation Office at (925) 943-5858.
Please be aware that some dates are not available for reservation due to festivals or large events
taking place in the park.


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Indoor Facilities page.


Picnic/Park Information


Picnic Permit Holders
Heather Farm Park Picnic Map/Directions
Larkey Park Map/Directions
Park Policies & Regulations
Refund Policy

 

View picnic area availability and book online below.

Browse availability at a specific location by clicking "Choose" 
or use the date search to check availability at all locations for a specific day.

If you need assistance booking your picnic, 
please call our office at (925) 943-5858, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

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General Picnic Information



Picnics are permitted in all City of Walnut Creek parks unless otherwise prohibited by signs posted at the site. There are group picnic areas available for reservation at Heather Farm Park and Larkey Park. All other picnic areas are available on a non-reservation, first-come/first-served basis. Click here for a listing of all City Parks.

Reservable picnic season: March through November
Reservation time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Permits available: Up to 120 days prior to picnic date
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Heather Farm Group Picnic Areas

       
 Site  Capacity  Tables  Seating  BBQs  Fee per Day
 #1 - Playground  30  3  24  0   $100 
 #2 - Mini  25  2  16   0   $60 
 #3 - Mini  25  2   16   0   $60 
 #4 - Mini  25  2  16  0  $60
 #5 - Mini  25  2  16  0  $60
 #6 - Medium  75  5  40  1 Large  $175
 #7 - Mini  25  2  16  1 Small  $60
 #8 - Medium  75  6  48  1 Large; 2 Small  $175
 #9 - Medium  75  7  56  1 Large; 2 Small  $175
 #10 - Large  300  13  104  2 Large; 4 Small  $285

 

Larkey Park Group Picnic Areas

       
 Site  Capacity  Tables  Seating  BBQs  Fee per Day
 Medium Upper  75  6  48  1 Large; 1 Small  $175
 Medium Lower  75  7  56  1 Large; 1 Small  $175
 Large  300  13  104  2 Large; 2 Small  $285

Scroll down to read more about Heather Farm Park and Larkey Park facilities and amenities.
Click here for more details about booking a picnic.


Heather Farm Park

N San Carlos Drive at Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
(Click here for park map and directions)

Heather Farm Park is the largest Community Park in Walnut Creek, featuring a variety of activities and amenities. The park is home to Clarke Memorial Swim Center, Heather Farm Community Center, Walnut Creek Tennis Center and The Gardens at Heather Farm, and don't miss The Art & Wine Festival or The Walnut Festival each year at Heather Farm!


Heather Farm Park

Services/Amenities:
  • 10 tennis courts
  • 2 sand volleyball court
  • 1 skate park
  • 1 children's playground
  • 1 off-leash dog park
  • 5 softball fields
  • 1 soccer field
  • 1 basketball court
  • 1 fishing lake
  • 1 nature lake
  • 1 exercise par course

Things to Know:
  • The park is open from dawn until dusk.
  • Amplified music, speaking, etc. may not be audible more than 50 feet from its source. 
  • Restrooms are available at Clarke Swim Center and at Ballfield #1.
  • Beer and wine are allowed at Heather Farm Park, but no glass is permitted.
  • There are drinking fountains throughout the park including in the children's play area.
  • Jump houses and inflatables are prohibited in all City of Walnut Creek parks.
  • Fishing is allowed ONLY in the cement pond and requires a valid fishing license issued by the California Dept of Fish & Wildlife.
  • Access to electricity and water is not available.
  • Tennis courts, softball fields and soccer fields require a separate reservation.


Heather Farm Park Contact Numbers
Clarke Memorial Swim Center (925) 943-5856
Recreation Office/Picnics/Volleyball (925) 943-5858
Skate Park Hotline (925) 256-3584
Sports Field/Dog Park Hotline (925) 256-3574
Sport Field Rental Line (925) 256-3560
Walnut Creek Tennis Center (925) 945-0105


 
Larkey Park

Larkey Park

First Ave & Buena Vista Ave, Walnut Creek, CA
(
Click here for park map and directions)

Larkey Park is a wonderful Neighborhood Park in Walnut Creek with activities and amenities for the whole family. The park is home to Lindsay Wildlife Museum, a seasonal pool at the Larkey Swim Center, and the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society.

 

 

Services/Amenities:
  • 4 tennis courts
  • 2 sand volleyball court
  • 1 horseshoe pit
  • 2 children's play areas
  • 1 basketball court

 


Things to Know:
  • The park is open from dawn until dusk.
  • Amplified music, speaking, etc. may not be audible more than 50 feet from its source.
  • Alcohol is NOT ALLOWED at Larkey Park.
  • Restrooms are available at the south side of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum building.
  • There are drinking fountains throughout the park including in the children's play areas.
  • Jump houses and inflatables are prohibited in all City of Walnut Creek parks.
  • Access to electricity and water is not available.
  • Tennis courts require a separate reservation.

 

Larkey Park Contact Numbers

Larkey Swim Center (925) 943-5861

Lindsay Wildlife Museum (925) 935-1978

Recreation Office/Picnics/ Volleyball (925) 943-5858

Walnut Creek Tennis Center (925) 945-0105



Booking a Group Picnic Area

There are several ways you can book a group picnic area and obtain a permit. Reserved picnics are available up to 120 days in advance. If your chosen picnic date is more than four months away, you will not be able to book your picnic. Also, picnic areas must be booked at least five days prior to the event date.

If your picnic date is within 120 days and more than five days away, you may check availability and book an available date:

 

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In person at the Heather Farm Community Center,
301 N San Carlos Drive (9am-4pm, M-F)

By phone at (925) 943-5858 (9am-4pm, M-F)

Via email at Recreation@walnut-creek.org (availability only)

 

Please review the Park Policies and Regulations prior to booking your picnic.

 

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided for no shows or for cancellations less than (30) calendar days in advance of your use date.

A $25 service fee will be charged for cancellations or changes made more than (30) thirty days prior to event date. Refunds of any remaining balance may take up to three weeks to process.

Permits are not transferable.

A credit valid for one year (no refunds) will be issued upon request if facility is not used due to rain on day of reservation (request must be placed within one week of event date)



Sand Volleyball Courts

Click here to view Sand Volleyball Court availability and rental fees.

All other picnic areas at City of Walnut Creek parks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on our park facilities, click here for a complete listing of all City parks.




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