- 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.
Oakley, CA 94561
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.