Pleasant Hill is a
"limited service city", meaning that the city does not
receive nor benefit from property taxes collected from residents by
the County Tax Assessor, as do other cities in Contra Costa county.
Virtually all city revenue comes from sales taxes. This means that
large non-retail developments, like multi-story office buildings,
have no significant benefit to the citizens of Pleasant Hill.
Therefore, the city is made up primarily of residential and retail
Recreational opportunities abound in Pleasant Hill. Using the trail
system constructed and maintained by the East Bay Regional Park
District, you can walk the full length of Pleasant Hill and enjoy
scenery from Walnut Creek to beyond Diablo Valley College. The trail
system links most Contra Costa communities.
Nearby Mount Diablo State Park is one of the ecological treasures of
the San Francisco Bay Area. Every season has its special qualities
in the park -- beautiful wildflowers, an extensive trail system,
fascinating wildlife and distinctive rock formations. Visitors can
view the stars from its lofty heights, bike ride to its 3,849-foot
summit or explore the more remote trails by horseback.
The Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District is one of the finest
recreation districts in the state. Pleasant Hill Park is a 16.5-acre
facility that has a large swimming pool, children's play area, sand
volley ball courts, sports fields, lighted surfaced court and
softball field, and many picnic and barbecue spots. This park is
frequently used for special events. Dinosaur Hill Park offers hikers
breathtaking view of the Ygnacio Valley. This park is a favorite of
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