8 Things to Do in Pleasant Hill This Spring


We’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite activities and things to do when the winter ends and spring begins to blossom.

The days are starting to get longer. Flowers are beginning to bloom. You can finally walk outside and leave your jacket on the coat rack. It can only mean one thing… spring has arrived! With sunny days and warmer weather on the horizon it’s the perfect time to get outside and have a spring adventure in and around Pleasant Hill.

Take a wildflower hike and explore the plant biodiversity or meet one of the 40+ wild animal ambassadors like owls, porcupines, and iguanas that call Lindsay Wildlife Experience “home.”

If there’s ever a time to plan your visit to Pleasant Hill, coordinating it in conjunction with the Art, Wine, & Music Festival is something we highly recommend. Get the true Pleasant Hill experience with residents and visitors alike. Enjoy a weekend of entertainment from local musicians, artisans and performers while sipping on the best wine straight from the area’s top vineyards.

The labyrinth took almost a year to design and fundraise, privately funded as a joint collaboration between Kindred at Home Hospice and the Pleasant Hill Rec Dept. and was finally completed by a group of volunteers in June 2015.

Roll the windows down, turn the radio up, and let your hair blow in the wind as you take a long drive along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway. The drive to the route (also known as PCH or CA-1) is a perfect day trip getaway just about an hour away from Pleasant HIll.

You’ll find so much more than wide open green spaces. Enjoy group picnic sites (perfect for outdoor birthday parties), a softball diamond, basketball court, 2 bocce courts, 2 horseshoe pits, a playground for the little ones, and community garden.

This shoreline park along Carquinez Strait offers group picnic areas, softball fields, bocce ball courts, soccer fields, quiet open lawns, and small family picnic areas. Nearly three miles of trails offer peaceful walks through the marsh and along the shoreline.

Grab your helmet and your bike and head for a ride along the Contra Costa Canal Trail. This trail provides a safe off-road path connecting Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and Concord. One of the most popular trails in the East Bay area, this multi-use, whole-access trail is a paved pathway for cyclists, runners and horses alike.

Maybe it’s something about the pollen in the air and the birds chirping just a little more blissfully during the spring season, but humans aren’t the only ones to notice. Your dog knows when the seasons are changing too so add a little pep to your doggo’s step and let them run and explore Paso Nogal Dog Park. Lucky for you and your pooch, there are two separate areas, one for dogs under 25 lbs and the other for larger dogs.

Head outdoors, walk around and enjoy the spring season in Pleasant Hill. For more things to do and local events, check out our full calendar here.