Outdoor Places for Toddler and Preschooler Birthday Parties
Buchanan Field Airport in Concord – Open to public, fenced in blacktop adjacent to the runway and traffic control tower with a very small play structure. Perfect for plane aficionados, trikes and scooters. No reservations, no grass and very limited tables and shade so bring your own tables (and shade if it’s a hot day). No guest limit. Free.
Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm in Clayton – Visit playland, ride the train and kids take home a pumpkin. Offered October only and weekdays only – no weekends. Pricing starts at $9.00 per child.
Hap Magee Ranch Park in Danville - Beautiful park with lots of shade, a fun playground and a water feature perfect for tots (water feature is only on during summer months). Picnic area reservations are recommended.
Lafayette Reservoir - Beautiful views, grassy fields and a playground with sandbox, what more could you ask for? Book a picnic area or bring your own tables and picnic blankets. Do note that parking is metered with two hour limits.
Larkey Park Swim Center in Walnut Creek – Super fun sprayground with mini waterslides plus a huge pool. Available June through August only. Prices start at $200 for picnic area rental in the swim center.
Meadow Homes Spray Park in Concord - tons of fun but limited shade and table space - a picnic site reservation is recommended! Water features is on in summer months only.
Moraga Commons Park - water feature is seasonal June - August.
Pixieland Amusement Park in Concord – Perfect amusement park fun for very young children. Up to 40+ children. Prices start at $240.
Rankin Aquatic Center in Martinez – Sprayground, slides and a zero entry pool make for a great summer spot to celebrate. Available June through August only. Up to 100 guests. Prices start at $155 for non-private, $225 for private.
Small World Park in Pittsburg – Not in our exact locality but only 15 minutes drive from Martinez/Concord/Clayton and so fun! This adorable amusement park is a gem for the youngest children and has many nice picnic areas available, as well as a castle facility and extremely reasonable fees!
Reserve a park picnic area (see Community Centers, City Facilities and Parks page).