I must say that I thoroughly enjoy Arbolado Park! It's probably one of my favorite parks in Walnut Creek aside from Heather Farms Park. It's located all the way up Treat blvd off of Arbolado drive. There always plenty of parking available, and if both parking lots are full, you can almost always find parking on the street which isn't too far away.
This park has two play structures for the kids situated right next to each other with plenty of slides, monkey bars, swings, and other fun kiddie contraptions. There are picnic tables, shaded areas, barbecue pits and grassy sections all throughout. There's a huge field right next to the play structures where families can setup for picnics or barbecues. I saw a group of people setting up slip n' slide's and small pools for the kids today which I thought was really fun!
I just recently discovered that this park has basketball courts, tennis courts, and a separate field for soccer and football. If you are coming down Arbolado drive from Treat blvd, you can access the sports sections by parking in the first parking lot and walking along the trail or parking in the second parking lot which is located right next to the second field. Here, you will also find restrooms and water fountains as well.
Perhaps the most attractive part of this park in my opinion is that it can be accessed through the Ygnacio Canal Trail. I absolutely love walking this trail, and I have walked from its starting point in Concord down to this park many times. It's a great trail to walk your dogs on and then to relax at the park once you reach it.
On weekends and Holidays, this park gets filled with people all day long. However, the people who frequent this trail are very pleasant, and the park is so large that you never feel like it's overly crowded. Arbolado park is an awesome park to explore if you are looking for a nice park in the Walnut Creek area!
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