- The list below includes 574 free or cheap things to do in or near Walnut Creek, California, including 130 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Children's Play Area and Gardens.
- From The Ruth Bancroft Garden to Heather Farm Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Walnut Creek and in nearby cities within 25 miles like San Francisco, Berkeley, San Ramon and Richmond.
As a fitness club, Davis Athletic Club offers its members group exercise activities and soccer clinics in its gymnasium and indoor soccer field. Its aquatics facility hosts water aerobics and swim classes for both adults and children.
Slide Hill Park is a local neighborhood park offering a number of recreational amenities for those who visit. A full basketball court, barbecue grills, a playground area, and a softball field are among these amenities.
Spring Lake Park is a 320 acre park featuring a 3 acre lagoon and 72 acre lake. The lagoon is suitable for swimming and the lake for boating and fishing. The park also maintains several picnic areas and a campground.
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is approximately 16,600 acres of wetlands and woodlands and is home to diverse wildlife including fish, waterfowl, raptors, snakes, turtles, toads and bats. Pheasant and waterfowl hunting is permitted when in season.
Howarth Park is a 152-acre community park that provides recreational opportunities with a lake for fishing & boating. The park also features a softball field, tennis courts, picnic areas, unique playground structures, miles of hiking and jogging trails.
The Summerfield Cinemas is a medium-sized family-owned multiplex movie theater that specializes in showing independent, foreign, and festival circuit films and documentaries. The facility also has a snack bar and small cafe and coffee shop area.