Hidden park in Walnut Creek
Howe Homestead Park is a quiet special place in WC that only few know about, and now you’re one of these few. Tucked away by the residential streets it hides between private properties, spanning a small yet frugal piece of land in the middle of the town.
It is a hilly park and will make you walk up a few flights, although the views opening from the top of the hills are amazing. Almost as good as from the Mount Diablo it self. I highly recommend to go for a stroll after dinner, especially if you live in Walnut Creek.
There’s even a rope swing tied to an old oak tree half way through the trail. It’s a definitely a type of place you’d like to check out during the sunsets. Of course the best time to visit many of California’s state parks is during the summer. Check out the California Poppy massive bloom that we witnessed in SoCal.
We enjoyed spending evening at the Homestead park with our friends after a hearty meal when we lived in Contra Costa County. The park is almost feels like a backyard with a view for the entire town to enjoy.
Whom Howe Homestead Park is named after?
Here’s a quote from Walnut Creek dot org :
The park is the former home of James Howe, an Associated Press correspondent from the early 20th century. He was born in Kansas and traveled the world and reported on events such as the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 and World War 1, and interviewed many people who influenced the world including Stalin, King George V, and Gandhi. After retiring to Walnut Creek in 1935 he had the house remodeled and established his estate. He was a winemaker, breeder of pigeons, nut grower, gourmet, and collector.