In response to the Contra Costa Health Services order to cease non-essential operations and gatherings in order to limit community exposure to COVID-19, all City buildings are closed until further notice.
Picnic rentals through April 7 will be canceled and a full refund provided.
All playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts with locking gates, and the skate park at Heather Farm are temporarily closed. All parks and the dog park at Heather Farm are currently open. Please respect social distancing recommendations when visiting our parks.
For more information on the County Public Health Order see the Stay Home FAQ or call the Contra Costa Health Services Call center at (844) 729-8410 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please visit Conta Costa Health Services for the latest updates. City of Walnut Creek updates are available here.
The City of Walnut Creek has 16 parks spread throughout the City as well as over 3,000 acres of Open Space.
Picnic Rentals are available at Heather Farm Park and Larkey Park while other parks have picnic areas on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information on picnic rentals click here. For a map of the parks click here.
Heather Farm ParkAmenities:
- 102 Acres
- Open Dawn to Dusk
- All-abilities Playground
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Court
- Community Center
- Equestrian Center
- Fishing Pond
- Garden Center
- Nature Area
- Nature Lake
- Off-Leash Dog Park
- Par Course
- Parking available
- Picnic Area (available for reservation)
- Skate Park
- Soccer Field
- Swim Center
- Tennis Court
- Trail Connections
- Volleyball Court
Amenities: Swimming at the Clarke Swim Center, tennis, picnic areas, community center, equestrian center, skate park, off-leash dog park, bike paths, all ability playground, tot lots, sand volleyball court, fishing pond, nature pond, six athletic fields, restrooms, connection to the Iron Horse Trail.
NOTE: Ball fields 3-6 are closed every Thursday for maintenance from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ball fields 1 and 2 are closed for maintenance every Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed for refurbishment March through April.
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 120 days 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 one of four ways:
- 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)
Click here for current fees, rules and regulations, and refund policy information.
Dogs: Dogs may be off-leash in the dog park at the north end of the park. In all other areas of the park, dogs must be on leash. Dogs are not allowed on the ball fields.
Dog Park Hours:
Weekdays - 7 am - 8 pm (or sunset)
Weekends & Holidays - 8 am - 8 pm (or sunset)
Closed every Tuesday from 7 am - noon, for regular maintenance.
Clarke Memorial Swim Center: 925-943-5856
Community Center main phone: 925-943-5858
Equestrian Center: 925-939-2929
Facility Reservations: 925-256-3575 (for more on reserving facilities, click here)
Tennis Pro Shop: 925-945-0105