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

Project Notice

The Marsh Creek Regional Trail will be CLOSED near the access at Monet Drive (north of Cypress Ave) to the intersection with Big Break Regional Trail from October 11th to February 2022, approximately. For more information please go to DWR’s project website at  DWR’s project website, or contact DWR Public Affairs at (916) 653-5791dwrwebcomment@water.ca.gov.

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.