1050 Burnett Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: (925) 566-8820
Fax: (925) 566-8821
This East Bay water park is fun for people of all ages and is filled with dozens of water activities to enjoy. Some of its most popular rides include high speed water slides, double tube slides, shotgun slides, a wave pool, and a 20,000 square foot activity pool. Park amenities include free innertubes, lounge chairs and lifejackets, a raft ride slide that accommodates six people at a time, a public picnic area outside the park, lots of parking, lockers to rent, a first aid station, arcade, souvenir boutique, ATM, and changing rooms with shower facilities.
This 18-hole golf course is nestled in the scenic surroundings of the San Francisco Bay area. It is also the home course for Saint Mary's College Golf team. This is a private course and members avail of facilities, such as an Olympic size swimming pool, venue for wedding reception and banquets, private celebrations of sorts, and of course, unlimited golf.
Diablo Creek Golf Course, is the place to be at to learn golf from professionals in Concord. In fact, there are special sessions held for children too. 'The Mayor's Cup' is an event looked forward by all the ardent golf fans here. The Pro Shop has all the required golf accessories, including some for the junior golfers too. Call ahead or check website for more course details and tee timings.
Delta View Golf Course, is called so because of the scenic view of the delta formed by the Sacramento river nearby. This golf course is located at a picturesque location in Pittsburg. Surrounded by mountains, eucalyptus trees, water bodies and endless greens; playing here is sheer joy. The 18 hole course has witnessed pros winning championships and amateurs taking their lessons. Please contact for fees and further details.
This park contains some beautiful wilderness with dozens of hiking trails that reach over 3,000 feet in elevation. At this height, it is needless to say that the park offers unsurpassed views of the San Francisco Bay Area and as far away as Yosemite. The mountain and surrounding areas were originally home to over 20 different tribes of Native Americans, including the Ohlone and Bay Miwok. In fact, in these tribes creation myth, the mountain was the point of creation. Today, the park's Summit Museum and Visitor Center features a variety of exhibits and literature on the park and local history.
Located inside the Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, the Mazzariello Labyrinth is a maze of rocks that was created by Helen Mazzariello. It is found in a delicate earthquake-prone zone, in an old limestone quarry. Locals explore the maze and on reaching the center, leave a token as an offering. The park authorities are very strict about the environment guidelines here. Wild flora and fauna like mountain lions are also spotted.
Truly a place to go for all those who love golf. This course provides a lush green stretch of land, open for practice for all, pros as well as amateurs. The course is located on the hillside, thereby giving it several gentle slopes to play on. The place also has practice bunkers and a Cafe to refresh you should you drain of energy as you strike on. Call ahead or check website for more details.
This park provides a charming, secluded nature getaway, mostly utilized by locals in the warmer months. There are two parts of the lake, one smaller area used for swimming, equipped with a lifeguard on duty in the summer, and a larger part that is open for fishing year-round. Situated in Tilden Park, the lake features a sandy beach, grassy knolls, a refreshment stand, a nearby parking lot and picnic tables.
Tilden Park Golf Course is a par-70 course set inside the beautiful redwood trees in Berkeley's Tilden Regional Park. The scenic and challenging 18-hole course features a pro shop, driving range, putting green, bar and grill. If you are not too tired afterwards, explore other attractions Tilden Park has to offer like Roberts pool and playground, a Botanic Garden with plant life from all over California, and endless hiking trails and picnic facilities.
The Bay Area tourist may be surprised to learn that volcanoes once roared in the Oakland hills. This preserve, maintained by the East Bay Park and Recreation Department, features Round Top, a peak made of ten million-year-old lava and volcanic debris that is one of the highest points in the Oakland hills. The park was one of the first three in the East Bay Regional Parks District, established in 1936. A visitor center at the park has self-guided tour brochures so guests can stroll the park and learn of its historic significance at their own leisure.
This popular park is a 2,077-acre wilderness wonderland with a variety of attractions for the sports enthusiast or naturalist, or anyone in need of some recreation. Popular activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, sunbathing, exploring, golf, picnicking, fishing, pony rides, train rides and bike rides. It also features a lake, golf course, petting zoo, a mini steam train, a carousel and endless trails to explore. Do not miss the Regional Parks Botanical Garden, home to the world's most complete collection of California native plants.
University of California Botanical Garden is located within the campus of University of California Berkeley. Open to the public since 1890, this is no less than an outdoor living museum that boasts over 12,000 species of flora and fauna. The garden can be rented for private events, wedding receptions, twilight tours, summer walks and concerts. Check the website for a list of tours and upcoming events.