About The Downtown

Experience the thrill of living in a city that moves to a beat that is uniquely its own-both suburban and urban. Want to spend the afternoon at a local tap room?  You can. Want to enjoy a mid-afternoon coffee?  Go for it. Want to stroll through an art museum?  Bedford Gallery awaits. Grab a quick bite or enjoy a live theatre performance?  You can do all of that too. With over 120 restaurants, a host of outdoor festivals, a downtown library and a 16.7 acre park, Walnut Creek Downtown has a unique vibe all its own.

Shopping Highlight

Broadway Plaza

Broadway Plaza’s open-air shopping center boasts 80 specialty shops and restaurants including Nordstrom, Macy's, Apple, and lululemon plus True Food Kitchen, Boudin, and P.F. Chang's. It’s also home to co-working space Industrious.

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Spaces Highlight

Civic Park and the Library

Civic Park- 1375 Civic Dr. This 16.7 acre park in the middle of downtown is open dawn to dusk and includes two playgrounds, picnic area, a Community Center with seniors’ programs, a library, ice rink (seasonal), Civic Arts Studios and connection to the Iron Horse Trail.

Library-1644 N. Broadway/Lincoln Avenue- The two-story facility, which opened in July 2010, has a large children’s wing and garden, a Teen Zone, a Business and Career Center, a Technology Center, a 16-seat conference room, and four group study rooms. This 42,000 square-foot building includes 600 visitor seats and 94 public computers..

Arts Highlight

Lesher Center for the Arts

Located in the downtown, The Lesher Center for the Arts is a premier destination offering an exceptional arts and entertainment experience with three separate theatres for ballet, theatre, comedy and literary events. First opened in 1990, the Center now presents more than 900 productions and events each year and is enjoyed by over 350,000 patrons.

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