Diablo Foothills Regional Park

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Diablo Foothills Regional Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Location Contra Costa County, California
Nearest city Walnut Creek
Area 1,060 acres (4.3 km2)
Governing body East Bay Regional Park District

Diablo Foothills Regional Park is a 1,060 acres (4.3 km2) regional park of the East Bay Regional Park District. It is located in Contra Costa County, in the East Bay region of northern California.

A regional park is an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, recreational use or other reason, and under the administration of a form of local government.

East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) is a special district operating in Alameda County and Contra Costa County, California, within the East Bay area of the San Francisco Bay Area. It maintains and operates a system of regional parks which is the largest urban regional park district in the United States. The administrative office is located in Oakland.

Contra Costa County, California County in California, United States

Contra Costa County is a county in the state of California in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,049,025. The county seat is Martinez. It occupies the northern portion of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is primarily suburban. The county's name is Spanish for "opposite coast", referring to its position on the other side of the bay from San Francisco. Contra Costa County is included in the San Francisco–Oakland–Hayward, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

The park lies in the Diablo Foothills of the northern Diablo Range, west of Mount Diablo and Mount Diablo State Park. The closest city is Walnut Creek.

Diablo Range mountain range in California, United States of America

The Diablo Range is a mountain range in the California Coast Ranges subdivision of the Pacific Coast Ranges. It is located in the eastern San Francisco Bay area south to the Salinas Valley area of northern California, the United States.

Mount Diablo mountain in California, USA

Mount Diablo is a mountain of the Diablo Range, in Contra Costa County of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. It is south of Clayton and northeast of Danville.

Walnut Creek, California City in California, United States

Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 16 miles east of the city of Oakland. With a total estimated population of 69,122, Walnut Creek serves as a hub for its neighboring cities because of its location at the junction of the highways from Sacramento and San Jose (I-680) and San Francisco/Oakland (SR-24) and its accessibility by BART. Its active downtown neighborhood features hundred-year-old buildings and extensive high-end retail establishments, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Diablo Foothills Regional Park is bordered by: Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area on the east, and Shell Ridge Open Space to the north. Together, these three parks provide 18,000 acres (73 km2) of parkland for visitors to enjoy.

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Coordinates: 37°52′57″N121°59′47″W / 37.88247°N 121.9965°W / 37.88247; -121.9965

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