Civic Park is a small green oasis in the heart of Walnut Creek. It is a great place to cool down in sunny summer day, play with your kids on a playground, visit a library, play ball on the sunny green place, enjoy a view of the creek running along the park grounds, park your car for free and you can also use their bathroom. In winter it is a place where ‘Walnut Creek on Ice’ is opened – a chance for you to prove that you are not only a skier but also a skater. Connections to the Iron Horse Trail and Creek Walk in this multi-dimensionals park. Community center with services for senior citizens, gazebo, Civic Arts Studios, Park Place and Assembly Hall, all operated by ARCS. The Bufano Hand of Piece is also host to the Civic Park.
The park also has gardens in the forest. Cross the orange-colored wood and metal bridge to the left, enter the parking lot through Civic Drive. Between the Iron Horse Trail and the ball field, where the habitat gardens is located. Originally designed by John Northmore Roberts, the habitat gardens were installed by LandArt in 1996. In 1999, Dann McCright and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum were employed by the City to oversee the construction of wildlife gardens. Since then, for more than 25 butterfly species and 130 California native plants, the gardens have become a virtual oasis. In the habitat gardens, tourists can find a range of interpretive signs. Park visitors can walk along the pathways or enjoy resting in the shade of Valley oak trees hundreds of years old. The Creek Walk which follows Walnut Creek also makes its way through the habitat gardens.
Weddings have become so common here that a year in advance they often have to be arranged. In Civic Park you can book their Social Hall or Conference Room of the center for a relaxed rehearsal dinner along with the ceremony and reception locations. Such two small, unadorned rooms can be furnished in any style that suits you in the main building, and the Social Hall opens up a large commercial kitchen for your use. The carpeted lounge at the back of the building can be reserved as a vestibule for the bridal party on the wedding day. A big plus for many brides is the fact that all of the important wedding areas are just steps apart, making the transition from the changing room to the ceremony in the gazebo to the reception in the Assembly Hall easy and convenient.
Another plus is the spacious Assembly Hall’s simple architecture. The uncomplicated interior of the building is a blank canvas that awaits your personal vision, and the well-lit room’s neutral tones easily blend with nearly any decor. In any arrangement you choose, the six-foot banquet tables and metal and resin chairs given by the center can be set up. Most people like to rent special chair covers, tablecloths and table settings to dress them up. A full Bose sound system, with speakers on all the beams of the overhead threetle, will bring your guests to the music wherever you place the dance floor. Except for tacks, staples or nails in the wall, your imagination limits the transformation of the Assembly Hall. One bride and groom extended their reception outside the building by opening the 10-foot sliding glass door of the room leading to a small patio and beyond the garden. However you celebrate at the center, you’ll love the flexibility of the spaces, and the park setting is sure to provide a beautiful backdrop.
This amazing landmark is located near the following amazing site in Walnut Creek, California:
- Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
- Bedford Art Gallery
- Boundary Oak Golf Course
- Broadway Plaza Shopping Center
- Castle Rock Park
- Heather Farm Park
- Howe Homestead Park
- Lesher Center for the Arts
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 2363 Boulevard Circle! Stop by for a visit anytime!