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Ygnacio Valley & Oak Grove roads

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

The Orchards at Walnut Creek

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 with rooftop parking, a refreshing mix of retail, indoor and outdoor dining, a community conference room, 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 a number of retailers including Crunch specialty gym; Petco pet food and supply store; The UPS Store; Wells Fargo; Safe America Credit Union; Elements Massage; The Joint Chiropractic; LunchBox Wax; The Lash Lounge; Profile by Sanford; One Medical; and Mod Pizza, Burger Lounge, Jack’s Urban Eats, California Fish Grill, Mike Hess Brewing, Clean Juice, and Starbucks, among other dining and food service options.


Viamonte at Walnut Creek

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165 Lennon Lane, Suite 105
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Viamonte at Walnut Creek

Integrated into the overall design of The Orchards is Viamonte at Walnut Creek, a licensed life plan retirement community and development of Sequoia Living. Located on Shadelands Drive at N. Via Monte, Viamonte offers 174 independent living, seven assisted living, and ten memory care apartments on four levels, and an underground garage with storage and a dog wash area. Around the clock, 24/7, clinical staff; high-service indoor and outdoor dining options; life-enrichment activities; and quality of life amenities—such as a spa, pool, library, art room, fitness center, bocce court, terraces, and expansive landscaped courtyards—characterize this dynamic senior living community. For more information about Viamonte, visit www.viamonteliving.org.


2640 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Shadelands SportsMall

Premier youth athletics have come to Shadelands. Hall Equities Group has built a 215,000-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 brings together ten high caliber sports programs in a centrally located facility offering state-of-the-art equipment and training methods, and ultimately, significant time savings and convenience for busy athletes and their families.


John Muir Health Ultimate Fieldhouse, is a state of the art basketball and recreation facility that provides opportunities for boys and girls to improve as athletes and grow as young adults though teamwork and physical activity.


Encore Gymnastics has been dedicated to building strong, healthy, happy kids since 1983. In 2019, Encore moved into its new 27,000-square-foot space that features a world-class gymnastics area and additional amenities such as a party room, dance area, rock wall, and more.


COPA Soccer Training Center is a 90,000-square-foot high-intensity soccer training center modeled after professional club training programs in Europe. The facility features a full-sized futsal court, indoor soccer league, and a kids’ field designed for toddlers and young children who are learning to play soccer.


COPA Fit, under the umbrella of COPA Soccer Training Center, is its own enterprise: an elite fitness training facility for athletes of all sports and abilities that combines the features of a full-service fitness gym and a high-performance athletic training center.


Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club was established in 1971 with the purpose of promoting the game of soccer in connection with the philosophies of the United States Soccer Federation and to provide the appropriate level of play for all players and families.


American Swim Academy  has been delivering safe and successful swim lessons to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. American Swim Academy Walnut Creek opened for lessons on January 2, 2020, a year round, 15,000-SF state-of-the art swim instruction facility that sports a 60’ x 60’ indoor pool heated to 92 degrees, an expansive climate controlled viewing area, and an innovative family changing room.


Mike Murphy Baseball, a nationally recognized baseball and softball academy, has been serving the East Bay Area since 1998. MMB’s 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, plays and trains in a 17,000-SF athletic facility featuring two volleyball courts, Olympic flooring, specially designed training aids, and high ceilings with no obstructions.


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.


RagaYoga is a community-based yoga studio established to promote a healthy balanced life from the inside out. RagaYoga provides 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.


Walnut Creek Police Field Office
Area of Shadelands Drive & Lennon Lane


Walnut Creek Police Department

Walnut Creek Police Field Office

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.