On busy Oak road, Walden Park is an urban park. The park is bordered on the back by an elementary school. The park is large, but the playground is off to the side, small, and unfenced.

 

The play area is covered with both sand and tanbark. There are two play structures: one is shaped like a house with pulleys for digging, and the other is shaped like a fort. 

 

Both play platforms have walk-up areas, allowing disabled people to access them without having to navigate the rough sand.

 

A short walking path and a basketball court are also available at the park. There's a steady buzz of traffic in the background and it's above the highway.

Children's playgrounds, a basketball court, a Frisbee golf course, showers, water fountains, litter and recycling, benches and picnic tables, grass, and lovely shade trees are all available.

This is a lovely park to walk your dog in. You may even enjoy a small picnic since the area seems to be peaceful and safe.

Disc Golf Course

A disc golf course is also located in Walden Park. This is perhaps the tiniest park with a disc golf course. Walnut Creek made the most of the limited area available at Walden Park. 

With proper tee boxes and orange baskets, each hole is clearly marked. Some of them cross paths, while others share fairways. There are normally not many players if you go on a weekday, but it can get busy on weekends.

The Iron Horse Regional Trail

This golf course links this park to the Iron Horse Trail. The Iron Horse Regional Trail is a train track in the East Bay Area of California that is used by pedestrians, horseback riders, and cyclists. 

The trail largely follows the Southern Pacific Railroad right of way, which was built in 1891 and abandoned in 1977, in inland central Alameda and Contra Costa counties. 

The right of way was acquired by the two counties at the time with the goal of using it as a transportation corridor; the Iron Horse Trail was first developed in 1986. BART suggested using the right of way as a transportation corridor in 2003.

Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, and Concord are all along the trail. 

The trail will extend from Livermore in central Alameda County to Suisun Bay on the northern tip of Contra Costa County when completed, covering more than 40 miles (64 km) and passing through nine villages. 

Both the Dublin / Pleasanton and Pleasant Hill BART stations are immediately accessible from the trail.

This amazing park is just one of the many must-see parks you don’t want to miss in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Heather Farm Park

  • Civic Park

  • Arbolado Park

  • Diablo Foothills Regional Park

  • Acalanes Ridge

  • Howe Homestead Park

  • Heather Farm Dog Park

  • Sugarloaf Open Space

 

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street in Walnut Creek!