Summer is nearly here, and Concord’s inviting weather is incentive for residents and visitors to get outside and play!
Ease into the great outdoors with a visit to one the city’s many local parks. Here you can pick up a game with friends or family. Concord parks offer fields ready for baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and bocce. Spend a day with the kids on the field or the playground experiencing it all IRL (in real life)!
The Concord Skatepark is a 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility designed by skaters for skaters. Skateboards, roller skates, inline skates and manual scooters are welcome. Proper safety equipment is always in fashion and required.
Grab a ball and head to El Dorado/Westwood Sports Complex with 3 baseball fields, 2 full sized soccer fields and 2 sand volleyball courts. Or take the game to Concord’s other sports fields and complexes at Boatwright Youth Sports Complex, Krueger Fields or Willow Pass Park.
A perfect summer evening of Bocce is waiting for you at John F. Baldwin Park or Newhall Community Park.
Mountain biking is an excellent choice on Mount Diablo. The workout can be as easy or as intense as you’d like with various trails to choose. The payoff is immeasurable with vistas like no other.
Stay cool at the newly refinished Concord Community Pool and dive into an Olympic sized swimming pool. The pool just went through significant renovations including new plaster and a new pool deck. They’ve made sure you’re set with heated changing rooms, showers and lockers too. The pool offers recreational swimming but also pre-competitive and fitness courses as well as diving.
Pickleball continues to be dominant in Concord. This paddle sport, perfect for 2 to 4, is a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis, Pickleball is an excellent way to get fit and social. Courts are available throughout town including Willow Pass Park and Pine Hollow Tennis Courts.
Concord welcomes two major Pickleball tournaments this summer. The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) hosts their Super Senior Best of the West Pickleball Championship on June 29th to June 30th at the Willow Pass Park. Proceeds will benefit Monument Crisis Center in Concord.
The 2nd Annual ENGAGE Golden State Championship Pickleball Tournament happens at Willow Pass Community Park Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8:00 am from July 27th-29th. Participants will compete for a $10,000 cash prize, and spectators will enjoy viewing the games that will be divided by age and skill.
Indulge in America’s past time and join the Concord Softball League. Play to compete or just have fun with men’s, women’s or coed leagues. Games are played at Willow Pass Park every night of the week, except Saturday.
For those days that are a little too warm outside, bring the action inside.
The Concord Kung Fu Academy offers classes for virtually all ages from 4 years of age to adult. Their motto, “Train Harder, Live Better” shows their commitment to your education in martial arts as well as your overall health.
Diablo Rock Gym brings climbing indoors and they have the gear you’ll need too. Their instructors have classes for kids and adults including instruction specific to beginners, bouldering and sports climbing.
Check Visit Concord and the Concord Activity Guide for more! Call Concord Parks & Recreation for more information on courts.