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Starbucks Coffee
1340 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The Starbucks at 1340 North Main Street on the corner of Duncan offers a large selection of coffee and tea drinks,More pastries, sandwiches and desserts. 
Starbucks Coffee
714 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Enjoy your favorite coffee treats in what is possibly the prettiest Starbuck's setting around. Cross the footbridge andMore relax on the deck that is surrounded by water and cherry trees. It won't be long before you've forgotten you're in the middle of the Countrywood Shopping Center.
Starbucks Coffee
1146 Broadway Plz, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Located in a central location in Broadway Plaza, this Starbucks is the perfect destination for weary shoppers lookingMore for a pick-me-up or for those looking to take a seat and enjoy a good conversation. The shop offers a large selection of coffee and tea drink, pastries, sandwiches and desserts.
Starbucks Coffee
2922 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Part of the Walgreens Center for 10 years and running, this Starbucks is always bustling. If you need a morning,More afternoon or even an evening double shot of espresso this is the place to go. The skilled and caring staff consistently turn casual passers-by into repeat customers. Hang out inside with a good book or enjoy the shaded outdoor seating.
Starbucks Coffee
1544 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
This Starbucks in the Palos Verdes Mall manages to maintain a particularly down-home feel, more reminiscent of a localMore gathering place than a chain. Plenty of indoor seating and the convenient location makes this coffee shop a favorite.
Starbucks Coffee
1152 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Become this Starbucks' customer of the month and get your name framed on the wall along with your favorite drink. ThisMore month's winner comes by often for the extra hot grande lattes served up by the extremely considerate staff and management. Don't be surprised if the waiters remember your name, it's all part of this coffee shop's personal customer service. The Starbucks Happening board is the place to go if you're looking for local updates, neighborhood information or even yoga classes. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and this location is close to various Walnut Creek shopping destinations.
Walnut Creek Marriott
2355 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The Walnut Creek Marriott is located just off Interstate 680 near downtown Walnut Creek. Enjoy free Starbuck's coffeeMore with your stay. This is a central location for your business conference or meeting, and there is plenty of free parking along with valet parking. The hotel also houses the Main Street Grill.
Major Town Cleaner
2918 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Major Town Cleaner is located in the Walgreens Center on the corner of North Main and Geary Drive. It performs both dryMore cleaning and alterations services, and has both English and Spanish speaking staff. The shopping center lot offers three hours of free parking for customers and Major Town Cleaners is conveniently located next to the Starbucks.
Safeway Stores
710 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
The Countrywood Shopping Center location of Safeway boasts a mini-Starbucks and a deli cafe with seating. In addition toMore the standard variety of grocery staples, this supermarket offers a large selection of beer, wine and spirits. If you need a special cut of meat, the on-site butcher is there to answer your questions. This Safeway store also features an inviting gift section complete with cards, flowers and balloons.
1990 Cafe Inc
1990 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Nestled in back of the 1990 building on N. California Street, this quaint little cafe conveniently serves the needs ofMore the many professionals who work in the building. They serve an appetizing array of sandwiches, salads and baked items, as well as quick breakfast foods, such as egg and croissant sandwiches. The espresso drinks are brewed from genuine Starbucks beans. Orders can be phoned in and delivered straight to your office. They also offer catering services.
Bank of America
1330 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
This Bank of America location is perfectly situated to serve the needs of downtown Walnut Creek employees and shoppers.More Park in the free public lot adjacent, and next to the Starbucks, or on the street for a meter fee. There's an on-site ATM, as well as hundreds of banking solutions available inside for small business, individuals, corporations and institutions. Find out about credit cards, and payroll solutions, or team up with Bank of America and  Merrll Lynch for investment advice and management.
Mechanics Bank
1350 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Mechanics Bank is, has always been, and will remain a proud independent bank. Established in 1905, this bank now have 33More locations in the Northern California area. Mechanics Banks offer personal banking solutions, as well as products and services for businesses, trusts and estates. This location on North Main Street is well situated for downtown businesses, shoppers and employees. Free parking is available in the structure next to Starbucks.
Sprint Wireless Wizards
2920 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Sprint Wireless Wizards is right off 680 at the Geary exit on North Main Street, which makes it an easy stop forMore browsing the latest wireless technology in smartphones and 3G mobile devices. There is a patio out front and a Starbucks next door, which lends this Sprint location a casual atmosphere. Sprint offers individual, business, and share plans, as well as data, messaging, and GPS add-ons. Stop in, or go to their website, to find your next wireless device.
Walden Park
2698 Oak Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

This is the playground to come to in Walnut Creek for the toddler, pre-school set. Located on the north side ofMore one-acre Walden Park, the playground is small and its structures are modest and placed close together. But the small size and modesty is what parents like; it's easy to keep an eye on your kids. Walden Park also is essentially the back yard for families who live in apartments and condominiums along Oak Road.

What's here: There is a swing set with four swings, two for babies and infants small children, and there are two play structures. The three-tiered wooden structure has scoops on pulleys that allow kids to scoop up sand and then dump it out The main play structure has stairs, several different types of ladders that challenge kids of different ages in different ways and several slides, one of which allows kids to go down side by side. Circling the play structure are paved walkways where kids can ride their tricycles or scooters. Kids who are a little older can ride their trikes or two-wheelers around a walkway that runs along the perimeter of the park. The park itself has picnic benches, small rolling hills of lawn--perfect for a Frisbee or ball toss--and a basketball court that is popular with for pickup game.s. 

Coolest feature: It's not a play structure. It is three oak trees, around which are built retaining walls that also serve as benches. These benches, beneath the shade of the trees, are close to the play structures and allow a good place for moms, dads, granparents and other caregivers to sit and have a good view of their kids.

How's the sand? The sand is fairly medium-sized and grainy, but those oaks and other trees blow small sticks into it.

Close by: The Iron Horse and Contra Costa Canal trails. Renate, who would only give her first name and who was at Walden with her 23-month-old grandson, said she pushes Landon in a stroller the mile from her daughter's house. That's her morning exercise. Downtown is south on Oak Road, and the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village about 2/10 of a mile to the north,a s is the BART station. The center plans to lease space to a Starbucks coffee shop and other eateries in the near futue.

Parking? Not great. The parking lot has only 20 spaces and can get filled on weekends, with vehicles belong to families coming to use the playground, people accessing the trails, and men and women using the basketball courts. And, street parking is not allowed along this stretch of Oak Road. Fortunately, many of the park's users live in the nearby apartments and walk here.

Restroom proximity: Pretty close to the playground. Kris Gregory, a Concord resident who brings her daughter Brooke, 20 months, to Walden two times a week, described the restrooms as clean. But Renate said she's wary of the restrooms and has found them to be dirty. She suspects that transients might use them to wash up.

Safety issues? Sand accumulating on the tiers of the play structure with the sand scoopers can make the surfaces slippery. Renate said she's wary of the restrooms and has found them to be dirty and worries about who might be using them. She suspects that transients might use them to wash up.

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