Parks & Picnic Rentals

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.

The following outdoor recreation facilities have reopened: Boundary Oak Golf Course, Heather Farm Tennis Center, tennis & pickleball courts in various parks, Disc Golf at Walden Park, Heather Farm Skate Park, Heather Farm Dog Park. Full info and guidelines available at

All playgrounds remain closed. All parks and open space 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.

  • Larkey Park

    1. Address:Buena Vista Ave at First Ave
      Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    1. 13 Acres
    2. Open Dawn to Dusk
    3. 2-5 year old Playground
    4. 5-12 year old Playground
    5. Basketball Court
    6. Dogs allowed on leash
    7. Horseshoe Pits
    8. Parking available
    9. Picnic Area (available for reservation)
    10. Picnic Area (non-reservable)
    11. Restroom
    12. Swim Center
    13. Tennis Court
    14. Trail Connections
    15. Volleyball Court
    1. Parks
Connection to walking trails with open turf area. Larkey Park is also home to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society.

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:

  • Online
  • 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 (availability only)

Click here for current fees, rules and regulations, and refund policy information.

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