Ambrose Recreation and Park District (ARPD) provides recreation and park services to the unincorporated community of Bay Point and to a portion of the western City of Pittsburg area. ARPD provides recreation, parks, youth and adult programs, senior nutrition, after school programming, activities, holiday happenings, classes and special events for the Bay Point community and surrounding area.
ARPD was formed on September 15, 1946 as an independent special district.60 The District was
formed to provide recreation and park services to the Ambrose Park and Ambrose Community Center, in the unincorporated community of Bay Point.
At the time the district was formed it included only one park site, Ambrose Park, located south of Highway 4 off Bailey Road. Since 1946 the park district has acquired and developed three additional parks, Anuta Park on Willow Pass Road at Solano Avenue; and a mini park on Alves Lane. We also acquired and renovated the Ambrose Elementary School which is now the Ambrose Community Center on Willow Pass Road.
The District’s boundary is located entirely within Contra Costa County, extending south from
the Contra Costa-Solano county line to the northeastern city limits of the City of Concord, including a portion of the City of Pittsburg and the unincorporated community of Bay Point. The boundaries encompass approximately 9.3 square miles, or approximately 5,950 acres.