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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

City Park & Walnut Festival

Civic Drive and Broadway

 
 
City Park & Walnut Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. City Park & Walnut Festival Marker
Inscription.  Walnut Creek's first park - City Park (now Civic Park) - opened in 1949 at the site of an abandoned sewer farm. City Park had a lighted ballfield and tennis courts and, until 1976, was the site of the annual Walnut Festival, held in September.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 190.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 54.172′ N, 122° 3.628′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Civic Drive near North Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1349 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beniamino Bufano (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (about 400 feet away); City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building (about 500 feet away); Walnut Creek Library
City Park & Walnut Festival Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer
2. City Park & Walnut Festival Marker (detail)
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(about 500 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); City Hall 1981 (about 600 feet away); Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot (about 700 feet away); Reinharts's Building & Clock (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Additional keywords. festivals
 
City Park & Walnut Festival Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. City Park & Walnut Festival Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Oct. 2, 2022