Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta

Programs: Sat. & Sun. (10am, 11am, 12pm)
- Registration required.
VC hours: Thu. thru Sun., 10am-4pm. Open for information and walk-through. Limited exhibit access.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.
69 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA 94561
(510) 544-3050

Venue Activities

Kid friendly

VERY HIGH Fire Danger in Effect for Parks in NE REGION on SATURDAY, July 2. Follow All Restrictions Below.

  • No campfires outside of designated day-use picnic areas, campgrounds, or developed recreational areas.
  • Barbeques permitted only in designated day-use picnic areas, campgrounds, or developed recreational areas.
    Gas-fueled stoves are permitted in all designated areas.
  • No off-road driving. Drive only on designated roadways. No driving or parking on dry grass; heat from vehicle's undercarriage can start a fire.
  • Secure all tow chains; a dragging chain throws sparks that can start fires.
  • Parks in North East Region || See more info: Fire Danger Levels & Restrictions

Big Break Regional Shoreline Water Quality Conditions

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Big Break All Abilities Day, parents and their children

Big Break Naturalist Programs

Join us for our monthly programs!

The newest Park District visitor center is located in the area of the park accessible from Big Break Road. The visitor center includes temporary displays about the Delta and is staffed by Park District naturalists who can give information about the park and specific activities in the area including wetland walks and adjoining trails. Big Break Regional Shoreline offers picnic and meadow areas, a small shaded amphitheater, boat and kayak launch facilities, and a fishing pier. It also includes the Delta Discovery Experience with covered, outdoor use areas for interpretive and educational exhibits and programs highlighting the Delta, its ecosystems, and wildlife. A 1,200 square foot interactive map of the Delta allows visitors to see how water flows through the region. The map was designed, fabricated and installed by Scientific Art Studio, based in Richmond, California.

Completed in 2012, the interpretive center building is certified 3 Green Globes by the Green Building Initiative for green building design, engineering, construction, and facility operations. The 5,500 square foot pre-fabricated building project was partially funded by a $2.5 million grant from the State of California's Proposition 84.