Walden Park is a busy, urban park on Oak Rd. The park lot is large, but to the side the play area is small and not fenced in.
The play area has coverings of both sand and tanbark. There are two playing structures; one built to dig like a house with pulleys. Both play structures have areas walked up so a handicapped person can access them without navigating the rough ground.
The park also has a short walking trail and a basketball court. It’s next to the highway and in the distance is a steady hum of traffic. It also has a disc golf course.
Most disc golf courses have 9 or 18 holes, although the most common exceptions are holes in multiples of three. Courses with the holes 6, 12, 21, 24 or 27 are not uncommon. The PDGA recommends that courses average 200–240 feet (61–73 m) per hole, with holes not less than 100 feet (30 m) in length. The world’s longest holes reach more than 1,500 feet (460 m). Course designers use trees, bushes, elevation changes, water hazards and distance variation, as well as out-of-bound zones and compulsory flight paths to make each hole unique and challenging. Many courses have multiple tee positions or multiple target positions to fit players of different ability levels.
Many of the disc golf courses are constructed in areas more natural and less manicured than golf and need limited maintenance.
Walden Park Disc Golf Course is a pretty little disc golf course. It is situated at the back of the town park. It has a total of 9 holes. The longest was 320 feet-ish hole number 9. For improved visibility, all baskets are painted bright orange. There are lots of trees and narrow fairways make the course a little complicated. It is a good place for a beginner’s spot.
It’s a great place for locals to get out and have a short but enjoyable walk. Whether you want to make a game of it, play two. If too packed, care must be taken to walk the family as a wrist slip will easily find a body to reach. While it’s relatively low, the best part of this course is the layout still takes a bit of skill. That, and having around in after work, or before dinner, is a fast drive.
It is short but a professional course situated at the back of a community park with several uses.
Image courtesy of Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50308966
This amazing landmark is located near the following must-see sights in Walnut Creek, California:
- Lesher Center for the Arts
- Lindsay Wildlife Museum
- Mount Diablo State Park
- Old Borges Ranch
- Ruth Bancroft Garden
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
- Shadelands Ranch Museum
- Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
All of these landmarks are located just a short distance from our location in downtown Walnut Creek, Spaulding Concrete on Locust Street.