All About Walnut Creek, California

Walnut Creek is a town located in Contra Costa County, California, United States, in San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay area, about 16 miles (26 km) east of Oakland City. With an estimated total population of 69,122, Walnut Creek serves as a hub for its neighboring towns due to its location at the junction of the Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco / Oakland (SR-24) highways and its accessibility by BART. The vibrant downtown area includes hundred-year-old buildings as well as large shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Look No Further — Meet  in Walnut Creek

Looking for the perfect meeting space or event venue in the Bay Area? Walnut Creek provides lodging for any group with a range of indoor and outdoor areas. Start planning the perfect event at one of our suggested locations in Walnut Creek, California.

  • Meetings, Weddings, Parties . . . We have you covered.
  • Indoor and outdoor meeting space.
  • Offering a year round comfortable climate!

Shop and Dine in Walnut Creek

Stroll Main Street’s local boutiques and Broadway Plaza’s upscale stores in downtown Walnut Creek, California. Stop for a glass of wine at a cozy sidewalk café or a milkshake at a local diner. Walnut Creek boasts more than 100 restaurants and nightclubs offering gourmet dining, ethnic cuisines and family fare.

  • Broadway Plaza Voted Best Shopping in the East Bay by Yelp Ratings 2019!
  • Made the top 10 List for Best Foodie Cities by Livability.
  • Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and more than 35 retailers are open and ready to serve you at Broadway Plaza!


Members of the City Council are elected in elections held every even-numbered year to staggered, four-year terms. Cindy Silva (Mayor), Loella Haskew (Mayor Pro Tem), Matt Francois, Justin Wedel and Kevin Wilk (members of the Council) are the current elected officials as of 2019.

County, state, and federal representation

Walnut Creek is divided between Supervisory District 2 and Supervisory District 4, served respectively by Candace Andersen and Karen Mitchoff, on the Supervisory Board of Contra Costa County.

Walnut Creek is split between the 14th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Tim Grayson and the 16th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and the 7th Senate District, represented by Democrat Steve Glazer, in the California State Legislature.

Walnut Creek is located in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 11th Congressional District of California, represented by Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord).

Image courtesy of Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash – Own work, CC BY 3.0,

This amazing city features the following parks in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Alma Park
  • Arbolado Park
  • Castle Rock Sports Fields
  • Civic Park
  • Diablo Shadows Park
  • El Divisadero Park
  • Heather Farm Park
  • Howe Homestead Park
  • Larkey Park

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Walnut Creek, Spaulding Concrete on Locust Street. Stop by for a visit anytime!