Outdoor Recreation

Bocce Information

The summer session begins on July 18 at the Rogers Smith courts. For any interested new players please call 925-229-4098 or email Carol Henry.


  • Members: $25
  • Nonmember: $30

Explorers - Hiking Group

If you like to hike the hills of Mt. Diablo to the hills of San Francisco, join the Explorers for our 5 to 8 mile Thursday hikes. Pleasant Hill Senior Center membership required. For more information and to be added to the Explorers email, please contact the coordinator, Susan Miller at 925-691-6873. She can also explain the difficulty of the hikes.

Types of Hikes

  • Easy: Generally flat trails with a smooth surface and some gentle slopes or shallow steps.
  • Moderate: Hikes have climbs and/or stairs and may have uneven surfaces where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks, etc.
  • Difficult: Hikes are physically demanding and typically are longer in distance. There may be some sections with steep climbs and/or many stairs. There may be narrow trails, and the going underfoot can be extremely rough, there may be rocks and other objects on the trail.
Hikers will meet in the library for hikes involving carpool on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. For hikes involving BART meet at North Concord BART. Group boards the 8:53 a.m. train (9:02 in Pleasant Hill, 9:05 in WC)

August Hiking Schedule

  • 31st: San Francisco - Sutro Baths  Lunch: Seal Rock

September Hiking Schedule

  • 7th: San Francisco GG Bridge to Sausalito  Lunch: Open Lunch
  • 14th: Pleasant Hill Hike and Picnic  Lunch: Catered (fee)
  • 21st: King Canyon  Lunch: Europa
  • 28th: San Pablo Dam Reservoir  Lunch: Sack Lunch

Pathfinders - Walking Group

Join the walking group for a brisk walk of 3 to 4 miles on level ground. Attendees should bring water. The Pathfinders coordinator is Jim Quigg and he can be contacted by phone at 925-689-2314. Pathfinders will meet in the Library/Lounge at the Senior Center on Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

August Walking Schedule

  • 29th: Walden Park North

September Walking Schedule

  • 5th: Arbalado Park North
  • 12th: Martinez Marina
  • 19th: Canal Walk North
  • 26th: Willows North

Water Aerobics

Location: Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park
147 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Punch Card: $50 (8 classes); Drop-in $8
Tuesday and Thursday Morning
  • Time: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Morning
  • Time: 7:20 to 8:20 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon
  • Time: 7 to 8 p.m.