Markham Nature Area

Markham Nature Area

1202 La Vista Ave, Concord, CA 94521


The Markham Nature Area is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike to enjoy nature. It’s located in Concord, CA, and has over 1,500 acres of land with trails that will take you through the forest and along creeks. Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is 16 acres off of the northeast side of Cowell Road, near Babel Lane and at the south end of LaVista Avenue. Galindo Creek meanders through the park.

The area also features an off-leash dog park which is not only great for your pooch but will allow you to explore different parts of the park without worry. You can see the clear green grass, the dense forest of oak trees, and the gentle hills. The air is fresh with no smog in sight. As you walk up to the entrance of this natural area, it feels like you are entering an oasis.

Markham Nature Area is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a large, open space with lots of different animals, plants, and other interesting things to see. Some paths wind through the area so you can explore it at your own pace. The trailheads have maps that show all the trails in this park so you can plan your visit before heading out there.

Nice park, peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. Nice place to take the dog for a walk. Nice open grass area for kids to play. Room to fly a kite etc. There’s a tiny garden in the middle of the park, which contains a Mediterranean, Asian, and South African minor. Plants from other countries may thrive nicely in our climate, which is amazing! There are lots of bright and vibrant blooms as well as some of the most eye-catching cacti to be found anywhere.

Image Courtesy of Jeffreymendel Jeffrey Nash

Many Concordes are undoubtedly aware that the city can be unpleasant at times. This charming little park has several shaded areas with picnic tables where you may rest and enjoy the scenery. You may follow the informative signs posted throughout the park to obtain some excellent information about all of the plant varieties. Along the road, you may even discover a few fruit trees.

Concord, California is home to many of SF East Bay’s most enjoyable and family-friendly parks.  Here’s a shortlist of our favorites:

  • Newhall Community Park
  • Concord Community Park
  • Ygnacio Valley Park
  • Markham Nature Area
  • Len Hester Park
  • Meadow Homes Park
  • Willow Pass Community Park
  • Ellis Lake Park
  • Highlands Park
  • Dave Brubeck Park

All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 2890 North Main Street! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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