Located on twenty-five acres at the corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Oak Grove Road, The Orchards at Walnut Creek is a lifestyle center with modern architectural and landscaping designs, a state-of-the-art Safeway supermarket, a refreshing mix of retail, indoor and outdoor dining, and seven acres of distinctive outdoor spaces for all ages, including a children’s park, walking trails, and designated areas for community functions, such as outdoor art and music festivals.
In addition to a 55,000-square-foot Safeway “lifestyle grocery store,” The Orchards is home to Stein Mart; Crunch Gym; Petco; Wells Fargo; Safe America Credit Union; Elements Massage; LunchBox Wax; and MOD Pizza, Burger Lounge, Jack’s Urban Eats, Starbucks, and other dining options.
The Orchards will also feature a continuing care retirement community, Viamonte, provided by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services. Integrated into the overall design of The Orchards, Viamonte will include 173 independent living high-end condominiums, 18 private units for seniors who need memory care, a spa, library, fitness center, and dining venues. For artist’s renderings and more information about Viamonte, visit www.viamonteliving.org, or Viamonte’s Fact Sheet.
2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Athletics are coming to Shadelands. Hall Equities Group (HEG) is building a 208,000-square-foot recreational sports facility, the Shadelands SportsMall, on Shadelands Drive in a portion of the former Contra Costa Times building, which has a significant legacy in Shadelands. A one-of-a-kind youth sports training mecca, the Shadelands SportsMall is set to welcome seven new tenants:
Encore Gymnastics has been dedicated to building strong, healthy, happy kids since 1983. Currently located in a 17,000-square-foot facility in Concord, Encore will be moving into a new 27,000-square-foot space and will feature a world-class gymnastics area and additional amenities such as a party room, dance area, rock wall, and more.
Copa Reál Soccer Centre is a proposed 90,000-square-foot high-intensity soccer training center modeled after professional club training programs in Europe. The facility will feature a full-sized futsal court, indoor soccer league, and a kids’ field designed for toddlers and young children who are learning to play soccer.
American Swim Academy, formerly Fremont Swim School, has been delivering safe and successful swim lessons to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. American Swim Academy currently has four locations: Fremont, Dublin, Livermore, and Newark. Shadelands Walnut Creek will be its fifth location.
Mike Murphy Baseball has been serving the East Bay Area since 1998. Their relentless dedication to providing the best instructional baseball clinics and camps has produced many, high-quality baseball players and athletes.
Vibe Volleyball, established in 2005 with a group of enthusiastic 15-year-old players, a passionate coach, and a gym, now runs 16 teams in four primary gym locations and a few minor gyms throughout the Orinda/Walnut Creek/San Ramon triangle.
Sparta Taekwondo is one of the largest Taekwondo schools in the East Bay, providing a three-ring teaching space. Instructors have competed on the national level, including national champions, Olympic competitors, and Junior National Team qualifiers. Sparta was formerly located across the street in Encina Grande Shopping Center.
Raga Yoga is a community-based yoga studio established to promote a healthy balanced life from the inside out. RagaYoga will provide a variety of daily yoga classes, inspirational events, educational programs, and other offerings to deepen one’s personal study of the system of yoga.
For an artist’s rendering of the Shadelands SportsMall, click here.
Area of Shadelands Drive & Lennon Lane
In 2016, the Walnut Creek Police Department opened a Shadelands WCPD field office on Shadelands Drive. The office is a work station for patrol officers who are assigned to that area of Walnut Creek, known as Sector Three, and who will be able to conduct non-emergency police business without having to travel Ygnacio Valley Road all the way back to City Hall. The new Shadelands field office increases police presence and visibility in the 267-acre Shadelands business center and the surrounding neighborhoods, and reduces officer response times to Sector Three calls. Although the field office will not be open on a regular basis to the public initially, signage and the increased presence of police vehicles will be noticeable. The department hopes to staff the office with volunteers who could than open a public counter within the field office for several hours each week.
11 N. Wiget Lane & Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925.943.5846; Center for Community Arts
For more than 50 years, Center for Community Arts has been the regional center for arts learning, providing opportunities for all to explore and discover, and providing high-quality visual and performing arts instruction and educational experiences to participants of all ages and at all stages of life. Last year, more than 8,000 adults, youth, and children enjoyed classes and programs (beginner through professional level) at the Shadelands, Civic Park, and Heather Farm campuses. New name; same popular and highly sought after arts programs!