Special Community Events

(Good Vibes & Good Times Ahead!
Pop Up Play Date

Pop Up Park Play Dates (FREE)!

Pop in and play with PHRec & Park staff this fall for organized outdoor games and activities. We bring the fun, you bring the smiles. Free to the public.  All ages welcome.


8/25 2:30–4:00 pm Pleasant Hill Park
9/20 2:30–4:00 pm Pleasant Hill Park CANCELED due to poor air quality
10/9 10:00 am–12:00 pm Community Center Playground
11/20 10:00 am–12:00 pm Community Center Playground

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Inclusive Recreation Dances

Pleasant Hill Rec & Park District, in partnership with City of Concord, Martinez, and Walnut Creek, hosts dances specifically designed for developmentally disabled adults (18yrs+). Admission: $8 cash (caregivers free). For more information contact Karen McKimmy

Fridays, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm 

Dance Dates & Locations:
August 11:Concord Senior Center
September 8: Martinez Senior Center
October 27: Pleasant Hill Senior Center
November 17: Walnut Creek Heather Farms

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Tinkers & Thinkers Innovation Faire (FREE!)
Brought to you by Pleasant Hill Library & PH Rec & Park District

Pleasant Hill Rec & Park District and the Pleasant Hill Library were super excited to welcome you back to our award-winning Tinkers & Thinkers Innovation Faire at Pleasant Hill Park and the Pleasant Hill Senior Center this year! We hope you were inspired, learned something new, and most importantly, had fun tinkering! We look forward to hearing your feedback. Complete 2023 survey here

 A special shout-out to all our exhibitors and our event sponsors, City of Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Community Foundation, Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library, PG&E and Republic Services. the City of Pleasant Hill, Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library, Pleasant Hill Community Foundation, PG&E and Republic Services. And a special thank you to all our volunteers who helped assemble, sort, pack, tape, and transport over 1,000 Maker boxes within one short week. Thank you. You are all OUT OF THIS WORLD! 

Tinker Box Pick Up Info Questions? View Event FAQs here
 Pumpkin Splash

Pumpkin Splash!

Sunday, October 8, 1:00-2:30 pm 
PH Aquatic Park: 147 Gregory Lane 

Don't miss this spooktacular fun for all ages! Jump into PH Aquatic Park's floating pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin for Halloween. Once you pick your pumpkin, give it a silly face at our pumpkin decorating station!  



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Haunted Trail of PH Park (FREE!) 

Friday, October 27, 6:00-8:00 pm  
Pleasant Hill Park (Fields behind Teen Center) 

Spine-tingling sights and sounds await you on the Haunted Trail in Pleasant Hill Park! This Halloween-themed stroll is a frightfully fun trick-or-treating park-in-the-dark adventure that you and your family will not soon forget. All ages welcome. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Not too scary!

Halloween Fans & Local Businesses: If you would like to create a Halloween display or decorate your car trunk (limited space) to have along the trail (park path), please complete the participation form here: bit.ly/phhauntedtrail2023
FREE to participate! 

Event sponsorships and craft/vendor sales (fee applies) are also available. 
Sealed bags of candy donations are most welcome. Drop off at District office at 147 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill (M-F, 9 am - 5 pm). 

Thank you to our event sponsors City of Pleasant Hill, Stay Pleasant Hill, and Laura Wucher Real Estate

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Holiday Boutique & Crafts Fair FREE! 

Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am–2:00 pm  
Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane

Get an early start on your holiday shopping! Visit our Holiday Boutique and choose from a huge selection of handmade items. Over 50 craft vendors! Proceeds benefit the PHSC Care Management Program. Questions? Call Senior Center at (925) 798-8788 


Turkey Trot Trail Run 

Sunday, November 19, 9:00 am (sharp). Rain or shine
Briones Regional Park, Bear Creek Entrance, Lafayette 

It's back in 2023! Experience the tradition of this annual 8.4-mile run in the beautiful hills of Briones Regional Park. Start and finish at Bear Creek Staging Area, including uphill to Briones Peak (elev. 1483ft.). This run is not for beginning joggers; the course is very hilly and entirely on trails. The top male/ female winners receive turkeys. The top three finishers in each age division receive medals.

Fee: $25 pre-registration (by 11/3), shirt included $35 race day registration (after 11/3); shirt NOT included.


For more information or phone registration call (925) 682-0896 or email Victoria Davis

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Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am and 10:00 am (2 seatings) 
Chateau Room in Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill

Santa has taken time off from his busy schedule to join you and your family for a morning of holiday cheer, breakfast, and live entertainment. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and more. Don't forget your camera! All attending must register. Must pre-register online by noon, 11/22.

Two Seatings Available:
8:30-9:30 am 
10:00-11:00 am

Sponsored by Laura Wucher Real Estate and City of Pleasant Hill

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39th Annual Dolfin Tree Lot

November 24-December 24 
Monday-Sunday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Winslow Center Parking Lot, 2590 Pleasant Hill Rd (corner of Taylor and PH Rd)

Proceeds benefit the Pleasant Hill Dolfins Swim Team

Holiday Festival

Holiday Festival FREE!

Wednesday, December 6, 5:00-8:00 pm
Pleasant Hill Community Center (indoors & outdoors)

Explore winter holiday traditions from around the world at the most magical Holiday Festival in Contra Costa County! Enjoy a variety of fun experiences including themed rooms with cultural activities, live holiday youth performances, and family rides on the Holiday Express train. Don’t miss this magical evening of holiday fun sure to delight the whole family! 

Sponsored by Laura Wucher Real Estate