- The list below includes 567 free or cheap things to do in or near Richmond, California, including 133 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Parks, Dog Park and Maze.
- From Point Isabel Dog Park to Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Richmond and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Pacifica, Berkeley and South San Francisco.
With 102 acres, Heather Farm Park offers a range of activities for visitors including a skate park, dog park, swim center, a community center and equestrian center. Other amenities include bike paths, sand volleyball, playground, fishing pond and athletic fields.
Visitors can take in the beauty of nature whilst walking the paths of the Gardens at Heather Farms located in Walnut Creek, California. A series of natural gardens surround the nearby lake, highlighted by the beautiful roses when in season.
A 32-lane bowling facility, Diablo Valley Bowl offers open and league bowling along with private event and party hosting. It provides a snack bar, arcade games, pool tables, a bar with adult beverages and cosmic bowling.
A small neighborhood park, Mission Hills Park features a children's playground equipped with a climbing wall, swings and slides. The park also offers a lighted basketball court, park benches and a drinking fountain.
Exhibits filled with plants native to the Walnut Creek, California area fill The Ruth Bancroft Garden. A variety of plant exhibits and sculptures can be seen on a self-guided tour, with equally majestic pieces for purchase.
The Brenden Theatres - Concord 14 cinema offers 14 theaters with digital video and sound. It screens first-run movies, and offers high-backed 'love seat' chairs with removable armrests as well as three restaurants on the premises.