Larkey Park

Buena Vista Ave at First Ave Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Connection to walking trails with open turf area. Larkey Park is also home to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society.


Booking a Group Picnic Area 

There are several ways you can book and get a permit for a community picnic area. Picnics can be booked up to 120 days in advance. If your picnic date has been selected 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 date is within 120 days and more than five days away, you may check availability and book an available date one of four ways:

  • Online
  • In-person at the Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N San Carlos Drive (9 am-4 pm, M-F)
  • By phone at (925) 943-5858 (9am-4pm, M-F)
  • Via email at (availability only)

This little park has got it goin’ on! It’s the perfect spot for a picnic, a party, a walk, for dogs, to take your kids with you while enjoying the nature around the park, and…  Just about everything! Lots of big grassy fields and tall trees that provide a ton of shady areas. There are tons of kids play areas with slides, swings, and other rides. 

They have picnic tables galore! You can reserve one of the picnic areas for special events and parties. It’s truly the best spot for preparing special occasions with family and friends. You have a grill and so many tables to host people. This park is connected to a small swim center that has a pool and the most adorable little water slides! It’s a hop and a skip away from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. There are basketball, tennis, and volleyball court on site and restrooms are accessible.

What we recommend on this park is that you can walk and hike trail runs right through it: the Briones to Mount Diablo Trail! You can park at Larkey Park and take this trail all the way to Acalanes Ridge and even to the backside of Briones Regional Park. It’s apart of Walnut Creek open space. There are a few other local walking trails that connect here as well.

On nice sunny days, this park fills up with a ton of locals but it never feels overcrowded. Sometimes they have community activities that can be seen on their posted calendar. There’s a small parking lot off of 1st and Buena Vista Street but there’s also plenty of street parking on many of the side streets. It’s a great local park with tons of activities.

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

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!