5549 Bridgehead Road
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone: (925) 755-1222
Fax: (925) 755-1221
5549 Bridgehead Road Hwy 4 & Hwy 160, Oakley, CA, US, 94561
- Phone: (925) 755-1222
- Fax: (925) 755-1221
Gifted with a rich natural heritage, abundant coal reserves, splendid flora and fauna and a remarkable history, the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve attracts hordes of visitors from all over the world, year after year. Explore the woodsy areas, or take a stroll in one of the glades and experience the true beauty of nature at this preserve. If you are lucky, you will come upon relics of the Native Americans who had made this place their home. Explore the scenic terrains of the area by setting up camps along the hills or simply enjoy the beauty of the barnyards, and be amazed by what used to be a cattle ranch. Take an extensive tour of the region and you will discover that the preserve was once a rich avenue for sand mining, as well. This former coal mine hosts a wide range of local events from time to time. Open from 8am. Check website or call The Sidney Flat Visitor Center for more details.
The Hastings Adobe is a historic home and is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This private house cannot be accessed by general public, but one can catch a glimpse of its exteriors.
Providing fun and enchantment to area children for over 40 years, this amusement park contains a wide variety of rides for children to enjoy, as well as offers attractions and events throughout the year.
Home of Q-ZAR Laser Tag, the most technologically advanced laser game ever seen, this 4,500 square foot entertainment facility is filled with pulsating lights, high energy music, and laser enhancing mist. Visitors can play an action-packed game which combines the ever-popular games of hide and seeks, tag, and capture the flag with state-of-the-art interactive computer and laser technology.
The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial stands eloquently as a memorial dedicated to the people who died in the horrifying Port Chicago disaster. The memorial has immense monumental value and is a part of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. This memorial is a poignant reminder of the disastrous effects that a war can inflict on any nation.
The Old Borges Ranch is a historically significant district that was originally a family ranch owned by Frank Borges. This historical ranch forms the core of the Walnut Creek's Shell Ridge Open Space events and is now a ranger station. Open to all, visitors can explore the on-site home, farming machinery and other objects prevalent in that era. Check website for details.
If you are a nature enthusiast, taking a trip to The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a great way to explore 2.5 acres of a flora kingdom. This botanical garden offers a number of tour packages that take you through a range of interesting plant species. You can also choose to attend some of the informative workshops held here and interact with eminent biologists. Check the website for the list of closing days.
A premier indoor family entertainment center for children under 12 and their parents, this jungle themed, 20,000 square foot facility includes a massive play structure, a wide variety of hosted party experiences, skill games, homemade gourmet pizzas, and hands-on activities all in a fun-filled environment.
Gardens at Heather Farm is located in Walnut Creek, California. It is a six-acre (2.42-hectare) property with stunnings views of Mount Diablo. It is open to visitors on all seven days of the week. Some of the gardens here at Heather Farm are Black Pine Garden, Butterfly Garden, Sensory Garden, Native Plant Garden, Mother's Garden, Diablo Ascent Garden, Cowden Rose Garden, and many more.
Diablo Valley College (DVC) dates back to the year 1949, when it began as the East Contra Costa Junior College, a publicly owned two-year community college. It was rechristened as DVC in 1958 and is one of the most prized institutions of the Contra Costa Community College District in Pleasant Hill. A verdant campus, well-qualified faculty, excellent infrastructure and expansive educational programs and courses are some of the features of this wonderful college. Besides academics, DVC strives for excellence in art and culture, athletics and other sports. DVC's Information Center is one of the most well-equipped of such centers in the district. Visit website for information on courses, admission procedures and more.
This marina offers houseboat, ski boat, fishing boat and patio boat rental. There are a variety of ski packages and fishing equipment packages also available. Visit the marina store to stock up on grocery, tackle and bait, or other boating needs.
Located in Walnut Creek, this museum is a multi-purpose facility that cares for injured and endangered animals from all over the state of California. It operates the largest veterinary rehabilitation hospital in the United States, treating over 6000 wild animals annually. In addition, they have educational tours for children, and a learning theater.