Diablo Shadows Park

3205 Diablo Shadows Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94596

This almost three-acre park sits in a neighborhood not far from the walking trails. That’s how you can find this hidden gem. When you are heading home after a long walk you can check Diablo Shadows Park for a moment of relaxation or have a conversation with a friend. You can also have a look at their playground wherein kids and the child-at-heart will definitely enjoy. You should never be in so much of a hurry that you can’t take the time to swing for a minute or go down a slide.

The playground itself is pretty small but the field was rather large and had several trees. You can see a lot of kids playing with their parents or sometimes with their fellow kids as well. You can see them playing catch or any kind of ball game that the whole group can participate in. 

This park provides space for neighborhood residents to interact with each other and meet new people. It also has great spaces for events and for people to engage in recreational activities. This allows people to develop a sense of community. This is a perfect place for a picnic, a concert, or a farmer’s market. It seems obvious that a place where people are able to make connections, meet new friends and participate in enjoyable worthwhile activities is also good for the locals’ mental health. After all, physical health and interaction with people are important in maintaining mental well being. 

If you continue walking down the street, you’ll easily notice the park and you’ll eventually hit a dead-end, but there’s a small staircase leading back to the Canal Trail in that court.


2.5 Acres

Open Dawn to Dusk

5-12 year old Playground

Dogs allowed on leash

Picnic Area (non-reservable)

Street parking only

Trail Connections



Image courtesy of Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash – Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50308966

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

  • Alma Park
  • Arbolado Park
  • Castle Rock Sports Fields
  • Civic 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!