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WHY I LOVE WALNUT CREEK

Open Space

The City of Walnut Creek Open Space division manages over 3000 acres of Open Space in four unique areas and over seven miles of neighborhood trails. Not only that, it also ranks number one in the amount of open space per capita—beating out any other community in the entire state. These areas have been set aside to preserve natural resources, protect wildlife habitat and corridors, and provide recreation opportunities.
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  • Acalanes Ridge

    AMENITIES:

    1. 202 Acres

    2. 4 Miles of trails

    3. Limited parking

    4. No developed facilities

  • Borges Ranch

    AMENITIES:

    1. 15 Arces

    2. Hiking

    3. Historic Cattle Ranch

    4. Picnicking

    5. Seasonal Pond

  • Howe Homestead Park

    AMENITIES:

    1. .5 Acres

    2. Community, Pollinating & Rose Gardens

    3. Hiking

    4. Picnicking

  • Lime Ridge

    AMENITIES:

    1. 1226 Acres

    2. 25 Miles of trails

    3. Biking

    4. Trailheads with parking in Walnut Creek and Concord

  • Shell Ridge

    AMENITIES:

    1. 1420 Acres

    2. 31 Miles of trails

    3. Biking

    4. Borges Ranch & Howe Homestead park

    5. Equestrian trails

    6. Multiple trailheads with parking

  • Sugarloaf

    AMENITIES:

    1. 177 Acres

    2. 3 Miles of trails

    3. Group camping by reservation

    4. Picnicking

    5. Ranger Station