Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District (PHRPD) provides recreation and park services to the City of Pleasant Hill, a portion of the City of Lafayette, and a small portion of the City of Walnut Creek and the unincorporated community of Walden/Contra Costa Centre.
PHRPD was formed on January 22, 1951 as an independent special district. The District was formed to provide recreation and park services to the unincorporated community of Pleasant Hill.
The District’s boundary is located entirely within Contra Costa County, and includes the entirety of the City of Pleasant Hill, in addition to a portion of the City of Lafayette (in the southwest of the District), and a small portion of the City of Walnut Creek and the unincorporated community of Walden/Contra Costa Centre (in the southeast of the District). The boundaries encompass approximately 8.8 square miles, or 5,616 acres.
Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District serves over 40,000 people within the community, an area about 20% larger than of the City of Pleasant Hill. There are approximately 100,000+ persons who participate in programs, visit District facilities, or volunteer on an annual basis.
The District includes over 269 acres of park land including 11 park sites, two pools, two community center facilities, a senior center complex, a cultural center, an historic site, trails, and open space areas. During the year the District offers over 2,300 enrichment classes, programs, activities, and sponsors numerous clubs and organizations.