Concord, California – The Concord Visitor Center, conveniently located in Todos Santos Plaza in Concord’s historic center, is now open and ready to host visitors.
The Visit Concord team relocated into the fully renovated space in Salvio Pacheco Square in January 2020, with a big opening ceremony planned for April last year. The beautiful new facility remained mainly vacant for the next year when the pandemic struck in March, while team members worked remotely.
This April the center cautiously reopened in accordance with county health and safety guidelines, and has been welcoming visitors throughout the summer. On Thursday, Sept. 16, they finally held the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Like every other place, the pandemic greatly impacted Concord tourism this past year,” said Elaine Schroth, CEO and president of Visit Concord. “The good news is that with the state’s official reopening this summer, leisure travel has begun to make a comeback and the local economy is showing signs of recovery.
“Hotels, restaurants and businesses are free to operate with precautionary restrictions and public events and gatherings are starting to pop up once again. We want everyone to know that the Visitor Center is here to serve visitors and residents alike and we look forward to seeing you soon.”
The Concord Visitor Center offers an elevated informational experience with interactive displays, art installations, historic exhibits and resources for Mount Diablo State Park and East Bay Regional Parks. The 1,650 square foot facility also offer services such as attraction discounts, transportation information, merchandise, brochures, meeting space, WiFi, charging stations and an indigenous garden and patio area.
The Visitor Center is open weekdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 2151 Salvio St., Suite T in Salvio Pacheco Square. The phone number is (925) 685-1182. More information is also available on the Visit Concord website.