Walnut Creek is home to over 70,000 people, has become the cultural hub and premier metropolitan city for the East Bay. The newly re-designed Broadway Plaza attracts people from all over to gather for its upscale shopping experience, casual and fine dining, and wonderful entertainment. Among Walnut Creek’s many arts and cultural organizations are The Lesher Center for the Arts, California Symphony, the Bedford Gallery, the Festival Opera, and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Walnut Creek is home to numerous parks and open space preserves, and offers miles of open space for hiking, running, biking, and horseback riding. Additionally Walnut Creeks provides its residents the Boundary Oak Golf Course, swimming and tennis facilities, an ice-skating rink, and a skateboard park.