Parks and Recreation
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.
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. To request a reservation for use of county maintained parks, please complete and return the county’s Park Permit form.
Email us to report issues or concerns in regards to any of the County Parks listed below. For Emergencies, please call the Sheriff's Office at (925) 646-2441.
County Maintained Parks and Facilities
A complete list of the amenity features for each park can be found at Park Amenities (PDF)
Rodeo Creek Trail
This two and one-half mile trail runs along Rodeo Creek from Mariners Point to Investment Street in Rodeo, CA. It features lush plantings of indigenous trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers and is a natural riparian corridor. The periodic placement of benches and picnic tables creates a tranquil respite to observe the creek habitat. For pedestrians, bicyclists and people with disabilities, Rodeo Creek Trail is a link between neighborhoods, the business/shopping district, and public transportation. Facilities include benches, picnic tables, and is ADA accessible.
San Pablo Area:
Montalvin Park is located on Denise Drive at the northern end of the Montalvin Manor subdivision in the San Pablo area. With panoramic views of San Pablo Bay, this park is a beautiful destination for soccer games, family play and picnics.
Facilities include playground structures, picnic tables, open grassy area, and basketball courts.
MonTaraBay Park Community Center and Ball Field Complex
MonTaraBay Community Center and Ball Field Complex is located at 2250 Tara Hills Drive in the San Pablo area. Sunsets are spectacular at this rentable community center situated on San Pablo Bay, which makes it a popular site for weddings, anniversaries, showers, and other community events. The ball field, constructed in 1991, is used by local youth and adult baseball/softball leagues, and special events.
The Community Center is open for facility reservations. Office hours are Thursdays 3:30-7:30 p.m. or by appointment For more information, you may send an email or leave a voicemail at 510-724-1434.
North Richmond Area:
This tot lot is located in the Parkway Estates subdivision at the corner of Maya Way and Malcolm Drive in North Richmond. The park was renovated in 2011 with new landscaping and park elements. Facilities include playground structure and picnic tables.
Spears Circle Park
Spears Circle Park is located in North Richmond at the intersection of Malcolm Drive and Spears Circle. Facilities include playground structure, picnic tables, barbeque area, benches, and drinking fountain.
Alamo Elementary School Field
Alamo Elementary School Field is located at 100 Wilson Road in Alamo. Renovation of this recreational area occurred in 1995 and was funded by County Service Area R-7 (Alamo). Managed and maintained through a partnership between San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Contra Costa County, the field is used by both the public and school district. For field rental information, contact the Town of Danville at 925-314-3400. Facilities include youth baseball field, batting cages, soccer field, and drinking fountain.
Andrew H. Young Park
Andrew H. Young Park was dedicated as a memorial to Andrew H. Young, president of the Contra Costa County Historical Society, was devoted to improving the features of Alamo and encouraging a community that its citizens could take pride in. This park is located near the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center at the intersection of Danville Boulevard and Jackson Way in Alamo and is the site of an annual tree lighting ceremony in December. Facilities include a heritage oak tree at the center of the park, picnic/chess tables, drinking fountain, bulletin boards, and a memorial plaque dedicated to Andrew H. Young.
Hap Magee Ranch Park
Hap Magee Ranch Park is located on La Gonda Way in Danville. Three old buildings are remnants of the Alamo Orphanage, which was located on the site from the 1920s to the 1940s. Two of the buildings have been refurbished and are available to rent for day or overnight lodging by booking with the Town of Danville. Hap Magee, for whom the site is named, held rodeos at the ranch for the enjoyment of the surrounding community. Bordered on the westerly boundary by San Ramon Creek, provides a peaceful setting for meetings, weddings and family parties. Las Trampas, Iron Horse and Mt. Diablo Regional Trails are within a half mile of Hap Magee Ranch Park. For more information, contact the Town of Danville at 925-314-3400.
Hemme Station Park
This pedestrian friendly park located along the Iron Horse Trail in Alamo, provides a perfect place to rest, play, hydrate and enjoy a picnic lunch. The play area has interpretive elements related to transportation and trains, in recognition of the Union Pacific Railroad train station located at the site in the 1800’s. The public can walk or bike into the park from the Iron Horse Trail, which was the former railroad corridor. Facilities include restrooms, pathways, drinking fountains, benches, shade structure, picnic facility, and toddler play structure area.
Livorna Park is located at the intersection of Livorna Road and Miranda Avenue in Alamo, CA. The two focal points of this graciously appointed park are bocce ball courts and a large gazebo, which is the site of family and community celebrations, the Alamo Summer Concert and Movie Night series presented by the Alamo Municipal Advisory Committee.
Facilities include a gazebo, two bocce ball courts, restrooms, playground structures, pathways, picnic with barbeque area, and multi-use game court.
Rancho Romero School Field
Rancho Romero Elementary School Field is located at 180 Hemme Avenue in Alamo. Renovation of this recreational area occurred in 2002 and was funded by County Service Area R-7 (Alamo). Managed and maintained through a partnership between San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Contra Costa County, the field is used by both the public and school district. For field rental information, contact the Town of Danville at 925-314-3400
Big Oak Tree Park
Constructed in 2009, Big Oak Tree Park showcases native and drought resistant plantings, as well as a large oak tree. It is located on the corner of Kilburn Street and Wellington Avenue in Clyde, CA. Facilities include picnic tables, barbeque pits, and sitting wall.
Clyde Park is located on Sussex Street in the heart of the quaint community of Clyde. The largest of four parks in Clyde, this location features terraced planters cascading along an inviting picnic and open play area. Facilities include tennis court, picnic tables, playground structure, and drinking fountain.
Marie Porter Park
Marie Porter Park is located at the intersection of Kilburn Street and Norman Avenue in Clyde. The park is named after Marie Porter, a longtime resident of Clyde, who championed the renowned architectural firm Maybeck & Applegarth to map out the town in 1918. Maybeck & Applegarth’s vision created an intimate, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood setting, which included four parks.
Maybeck Park is a quaint, landscaped corner lot at the intersection of Amy Lane and Medburn Street in Clyde. It is named after a member of the renowned architectural firm that mapped out the neighborhood in 1918. Facilities include a picnic table and drinking fountain.
Pleasant Hill Bart Area:
Fox Creek Park
Fox Creek Park is located in Contra Costa Centre on Las Juntas Way in Pleasant Hill near BART and local shopping. Facilities include park benches, sitting walls, and a pedestrian bridge.
Pacheco Creekside Park
Pacheco Creekside Park is a linear park that was installed as part of the Pacheco Beautification Project in 2011. Featuring native, drought resistant plantings and following the frontage of Grayson Creek, a creek side trail runs along Aspen Drive between Center Avenue and Pacheco Boulevard in Pacheco.
Bay Point Area:
This park includes a toddler playground is located in the beautiful California Skyline development, located on Caskey Street in Bay Point. For more information, contact Ambrose Recreation and Park District at 925-458-1601. Facilities include playground structure and picnic with barbeque area.
Hickory Meadows Park
Playground and grassy area situated in a serene neighborhood setting in Bay Point. It is located at Summerfield Drive and Winterbrook Drive, Bay Point. For more information, contact Ambrose Recreation and Park District at 925-458-1601. There is playground structure onsite.
This neighborhood park serves the community in many capacities from family picnics to soccer leagues. It is located between Virgil Drive and Kevin Drive in Bay Point. For more information, contact Ambrose Recreation and Park District at 925-458-1601. Facilities include playground equipment, picnic with barbeque area, half basketball court, and backstop.
Enjoy walking next to the canal and observing wild life along the Pomo Trail located at the canal off of Pomo Street in Bay Point.
Tradewinds Court Park
This park was a designed green area for relaxing or enjoying a picnic in a serene neighborhood setting, located off of Tradewinds Court in Bay Point. For more information, contact Ambrose Recreation and Park District at 925-458-1601.
Situated in the Viewpoint Neighborhood this park is a great place to bring your kids and enjoy the outdoors. For more information, contact Ambrose Recreation and Park District at 925-458-1601.
Discovery Bay Area:
This park is located at the corner of Sailboat Drive in Discovery Bay. For more information contact the Town of Discovery Bay at 925-634-1131.
This park is located at the corner of Newport Drive and Slifer drive, in Discovery Bay. For more information contact the Town of Discovery Bay at 925-634-1131.