Matteo's Dream Park


orange and green kids playground

Under the new State guidelines, the City of Concord reopened its 19 playgrounds on Thursday, Oct. 1.  Public Works staff inspected and prepared all playgrounds and installed new signage indicating usage rules designed to keep people safe from the spread of COVID-19.  

Parents and caregivers are responsible for protecting their children and themselves. Rules include: 

  • Wear a Mask
  • Maintain Distance
  • No Food or Drink
  • Wash Hands (Remember to bring sanitizer to the playground)
  • Know When to Stay Home (If ill or if particularly vulnerable to COVID)
  • Share Our Space  (Wait your turn, let others have a turn)

The City is asking all playground visitors to “Stay safe and play safe.”

More Openings

On Sept. 29, Contra Costa Health Services announced that, thanks to recent progress being made in the fight against COVID-19, the county has qualified to move into the less restrictive red tier (“substantial”) of the state’s four-tiered, color-coded reopening system.

Moving into the red tier means the following sectors can reopen with modifications:

  • Places of worship, restaurants, movie theaters and museums can operate indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Gyms can reopen indoors at 10% capacity
  • All personal care services, including massage, can move indoors
  • Indoor shopping malls can operate at 50% maximum occupancy (instead of 25%). Food courts can also open following the state’s guidelines for restaurants.
  • Indoor retail stores can now operate at 50% capacity (instead of 25%)
  • Outdoor playgrounds

 According to the CCHS news release, “health officials caution that COVID-19 is still circulating in the community and people should continue to take all the same precautions health officials have been advising for months: wear face coverings in public, maintain physical distancing, wash hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.”

Concord's 14 public playgrounds have been renovated since 1994 with state-of-the-art playground equipment. All playgrounds have been inspected to ensure compliance with the latest safety standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), so that children of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy the experience.

Matteo's Dream

Concord is home to Matteo's Dream - A Playground for Children of All Abilities, one of the few playgrounds in the nation where children who cannot walk, see or hear can play safely alongside children who can. Matteo's Dream, which opened in May 2007, is the largest playground in the City, located in Hillcrest Park.

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Pixieland Park

A family favorite in Willow Pass Park, Pixieland has been serving families for two generations. A City partnership and lease agreement with the private operators has resulted in major renovations. Young patrons will be delighted by:

  • Backroad Buggies
  • Flying Dragon Coaster
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Miniature Train Ride around the pond
  • Spinning Teacups

 For more information, call 925-689-8841 or visit the Pixieland website.

List of Playgrounds

Playgrounds are located at the following locations in Concord: