Civic Park

1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, California 94596, United States


The Iron Horse Trail and Creek Walk are both accessible from this multifaceted park. ARCS has programmed a community center with senior activities, a gazebo, Civic Arts Studios, Park Place, and Assembly Hall. The Bufano Hand of Piece is also situated in Civic Park.


There are also nature gardens in the park. From Civic Drive, enter the park parking lot and continue to the left to cross the orange-colored wood and metal bridge. Between the Iron Horse Trail and the ball field are the habitat gardens.


John Northmore Roberts planned the habitat gardens, which were constructed by LandArt in 1996. The city employed consultant Dann McCright and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum to oversee the construction of the habitat gardens in 1999. Since then, the gardens have been a sanctuary for more than 25 butterfly species and 130 California native plant species.


At the habitat gardens, tourists can find a number of interpretive signs. Visitors to the park can stroll along the paths or relax in the shade of Valley oak trees that are hundreds of years old. The habitat gardens are also accessible via the Creek Walk, which follows Walnut Creek.


There’s plenty of free parking, as well as a small playground and gazebo. A few random art forms, such as the giant hand, are also present. You can also walk from Civic Park to the Walnut Creek Library.


It’s a lovely entrance to the downtown area, complete with a gazebo, playground, rose garden, benches, and plenty of lawn space to stretch out and enjoy our normally beautiful weather. There is a small parking lot next to Civic Park that can fill up quickly on weekends.


It’s close to a lovely library, which you can visit and then carry your books over to the park to enjoy after you’ve checked them out. Walking paths run through Civic Park and are a pleasant addition to the Creek Walk or a fast stroll around the neighborhood. Living in Walnut Creek has its perks!


  • 16.7 Acres
  • Open Dawn to Dusk
  • 2-5 year old Playground
  • 5-12 year old Playground
  • Community Center
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Gazebo
  • Ice Rink-Seasonal (Winter)
  • Library
  • Parking available
  • Picnic Area (non-reservable)
  • Restroom


This amazing park is just one of the many must-see parks you don’t want to miss nine Walnut Creek, California:

  • Alma Park
  • Walden Park
  • Arbolado Park
  • Howe Homestead Park
  • San Miguel Park
  • Walnut Creek Open Space
  • Diablo Shadows Park
  • Rudgear Park  

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location at 1777 Botelho Drive, Suite 110 in Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!



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