Silverwood is located in the western portion of Lafayette, California. Silverwood neighborhood adjacent to Hidden Valley, is only a few minutes away from the busy destinations of the downtown city, Lafayette Reservoir, freeway access and BART. The zip code of Silverwood is 94549, and the main streets of the neighborhood are Wilderness Lane, Tahos Road and Bates Boulevard.
Silverwood is blessed with an abundance of fun attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
In their backyard at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, East Bay residents have a volcano. Originally named Round Top Park, Sibley shares the distinction with Temescal and Tilden of being one of the founding parks of the East Bay Regional Park District. Later, the preserve was named in honor of Robert Sibley, who helped found the District and served on its board of directors for 10 years.
In 1952, Roberts Regional Recreation Area opened for public recreation and pleasure. The park has been named in memory of Thomas J. "Tommy" Roberts, who had served as secretary to the board of directors of the East Bay Regional Park District for 24 years at the time. Until his death in 1958 at age 95, he continued to serve on the board.
A favorite way to think of Children's Fairyland park was summed up in San Francisco magazine.This amusement park, they said, is “as miniature and uncynical as a toddler’s beating heart.”Most people definitely agree. Children’s Fairyland is, in many ways, a timeless reminder of the joys of standing three-feet tall. Explore this section to find out more about their famous storybook sets, 70-year history, and the passionate as well as creative people who make it all possible.
Sharks Ice Center The Oakland Ice Center is owned by Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE), the parent company of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks. The building, completed in 1995, includes one (200-by-85 feet) NHL-sized ice surface and one (200-by-100 feet) Olympic-sized ice surface. Ice hockey, figure skating, broomball, curling, speed skating, ice dancing, as well as public skating are located in the building. To support patrons of all ages, they have an in-house pro shop, broad meeting and party spaces and a full-service snack bar.
A great hike for those of all ability levels is the Skyline Gate Staging Trail in Redwood Regional Park, easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay Area. Beautiful redwoods and eucalyptus trees lined the trail. There is plenty of shade, but just in case, bring enough water. On the trail, watch for roots and big rocks. In general, the trail is well-maintained, but in the winter it can get narrow. In Redwood Regional Park, dogs are permitted, but must be kept on a leash.
Residents of Silverwood are blessed to live in an area full of nature while also being quite close to city life. There is never a shortage of coffee shops, parks or shopping centers to enjoy within a five-minute drive of Silverwood. Residents are also able to enjoy a rich spiritual life at the following houses of worship:
They are Presbyterian, one of the many denominations that arose from the Reformation of Protestantism. Because of their polity, Presbyterians are so named; they are governed by a council of elders chosen by the congregation rather than a priest or bishop. Their religious identity stems from the Reformed tradition, which is based on the teachings of John Calvin, one of the great Protestant reformers. Reformed churches place a high emphasis on the grace of God, worshiping God with respect, serving others in Christ's name, relying on the Holy Spirit's leadership, and taking the call to grow in both faith and understanding seriously. They admire their rich heritage and remain open to new ideas and the Holy Spirit's leadership.
The Church of Santa Maria is a Roman Catholic parish located in the hills of the East Bay. Their mission is that of the Diocese of Oakland: "To know Christ better and to make Him better known." To that end, the Church has many programs, ministries, and opportunities for prayer that foster the spiritual and religious growth of their community.
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregation. It was established in 1993 — the result of the merger of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Orinda and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moraga. Every Sunday, you will find people of all ages from households of many shapes and sizes at the Holy Shepherd. Many are from Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga's immediate Lamorinda neighborhoods, while others travel greater distances to be part of their adoring culture.
At Orinda & Moraga St. Mark's Church respects the sacred value and integrity of all people through race, education, sexual identity, gender and gender expression, physical and mental capacity, and economic, marital and family status across the spectrum. The Church realizes that there are distinctions between us and find strength in those differences. Their common bond is to support individuals who are lonely, injured, hungry, homeless or in need in the community and the world, and to create kindness, compassion and understanding in their community.
An Antiochian Orthodox church under His All Holiness Metropolitan Joseph's Omophorion. Their parish contains individuals from many different cultural and racial backgrounds, putting together in a beautiful way through these varied experiences.
Silverwood is also home to some amazing parks, schools, public libraries and schools for its citizens to enjoy. These facilities are all world-class, beautifully maintained and clean so residents of surrounding communities often visit to enjoy them. Here’s a short list all located in Silverwood:
Orinda Intermediate School is a highly ranked public school located in Orinda, CA. With a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1, it has 898 students in grades 6-8. 81 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 87 percent in reading, according to state test scores. Excellent school with good food and lots of green areas. Most teachers are very good at teaching as well.
In Orinda, California, Del Rey Elementary School is located in a neighborhood just east of the Caldecott Tunnel. In Orinda, they are one of four elementary schools. This year we're serving 409 Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Two creeks lining the campus, stunning mature oak trees, a natural habitat garden, and views of the hills are an incredible setting for their school site. Established in 1953, Del Rey’s campus contains 20 full-sized classrooms, retaining the original footprint plus a few portable ones. The school has a multipurpose space, a library, a science laboratory, and a computer lab.
Saint Mary's has a long legacy of service, founded on the solid rock of Catholic social justice and the groundbreaking work of the founder of the Christian Brothers, John Baptist de La Salle, who, regardless of their ability to pay, focused on education for everyone. From those early days of educating the working class sons of California to participating in the California labor movement, to leading students to help the poor here and abroad, Saint Mary's has developed a distinctive approach to doing good by engaging in intellect, spirituality and action with important social issues. Today, The College is a community service powerhouse, with students logging more than 40,000 hours a year to support others while combining their experiences with their academics.
To get to the lake: take the trail behind the soccer field. There are many paths, but the lake will be on your left after about ten minutes. Lots of green algae but gets nicer as you go along. When you can see the fountain you'll notice on the other side is more flatlands/bench/ people fishing possible. This is a nice place for walking, hiking or just simply chill. You would find a nice spot right after the bridge where you could sit, read, and look for little fish on the lake. Hidden Lakes Park is must visit place in the neighborhood.
Heather Farm Park offers fun for all ages. Go for a stroll around the pond, push the kids on the swings, go for a walk and spy on all sorts of birds, or have a picnic with family and friends. Heather Farm Park was formally opened by the City of Walnut Creek on July 4, 1970. The park has expanded since then and now includes a dog park, a playground for all abilities, ball fields, and much more.