Heather Farm Park

San Carlos Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Swimming at the Clarke Swim Center, pool, picnic areas, community center, equestrian center, skate park, off-leash dog park, bike paths, playground facilities, tot lots, sand volleyball court, fishing pond, nature reserve, six athletic fields, toilets, link to the Iron Horse Trail.

NOTE: Ballfields 3-6 are closed every Thursday for maintenance from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ballfields 1 and 2 are closed for maintenance every Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and closed for refurbishment March through April.

Booking a Group Picnic Area 

You can book a community picnic area and get a permit in several ways. Picnics can be booked up to 120 days in advance. If your picnic date has been chosen for more than 120 days, you can’t book your picnic. Picnic areas also need to be reserved at least five days before the date of the event.

If your picnic is within 120 days and more than 5 days, you can check availability and book one of four ways to book an available date:

Dogs: Dogs may be off-leash in the dog park at the north end of the park. In all other areas of the park, dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are not allowed on the ball fields.

Dog Park Hours: 

Weekdays – 7 am – 8 pm (or sunset)

Weekends & Holidays – 8 am – 8 pm (or sunset)

Closed every Tuesday from 7 am-noon, for regular maintenance.

The original 30,000 square foot play area was one that dated back to the early 1990s and required a major renovation to bring it to current code enforcement and bring back the fun. Heather Farm Park is the City of Walnut Creek’s largest public park, including an Aquatic Pool, Tennis Center, Skate Park, ball fields, and park-walking parks. The City wanted a truly unique park, a destination that also gave children of all abilities fully inclusive play. What came out of this dream was the newly built —- All Abilities Playground at Heather Farm Park which opened in October 2014!

Beginning in 2013, Carolyne Challice, an architect with the City of Walnut Creek, started to imagine what a new All Abilities Playground would look like and how it could better serve the city and the surrounding neighborhoods that call the park home. With the additional support of Borrecco / Kilian & Associates ‘ landscape architect Brian Kilian, Ms. Challice reached out to three different manufacturers and began to get ideas for scope. They selected Miracle PlaySystems through this phase to build and supply the equipment at the core of this unique park. Miracle Recreation & HAGS ‘ custom-designed playgrounds, along with Rocks & Ropes ‘ rocks, boulders & fallen trees as well as Sun Ports ‘ unique shade structures all work to add the exciting area.

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
  • Diablo Shadows Park
  • El Divisadero 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!