Contra Costa County is an outdoor enthusiast's delight; it is home to more than 1,200 miles of hiking trails within dozens of parks spread across the county.
Mt. Diablo State Park offers the most recognizable landmark in the middle of the county, rising more than 3,800 feet, and visible from nearly every vantage point. The park offers a variety of recreational opportunities.
The Contra Costa County Public Works Department operates and maintains a variety of parks throughout the county and manages contracts for recreational programming in Alamo and San Pablo. The County's Park Permit for use of county maintained parks can be found by clicking the following link: Park Permit (PDF).
There are also a number of regional park districts, the largest being the East Bay Regional Park District, which spans more than 100,000 acres. You can swim, bike, golf, fish, picnic and explore at venues around the county; there is truly something for everyone.