Welcome to Orinda
Orinda is a family-oriented community with a semi-rural setting. In contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area, the tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile City contribute to Orinda's aesthetic beauty. Orinda is a family-oriented community with a semi-rural setting. In contrast to the more urban existence of the surrounding area, the tree-studded hillsides of the 12.8 square-mile City contribute to Orinda's aesthetic beauty.
Orinda Theatre Square
Orinda Theatre Square is conveniently located off Highway 24 immediately east of the Caldecott Tunnel at Camino Pablo Road. Theatre Square is located adjacent to and served by the Orinda Bay Area Transit District (BART) station.
At the Orinda Theatre Square, you will find shopping, restaurants, professional services, and of course, the Theatre!
Parks and Trails
Orinda Parks and Recreation offers an array of beautiful and functional facilities and fields for family gatherings, meetings, parties, picnics and special events.
Orinda Oaks Park is a 12-acre hidden treasure, located on Moraga Way between Hall and Ivy Drives, is the perfect spot for family, team, parties and retreats. This restful enclave has a barbecue area, and plenty of picnic tables available to reserve. The playing field entices visitors to play a quick lawn game or volleyball match, and a horseshoe pit are also available.
Hikers may enjoy the surrounding 111 acres of open space of open space comprised of native grasses and oak trees. The upper ridgeline offers vistas of Lamorinda and the entire Diablo Valley below.
Orinda has four public elementary schools: Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Wagner Ranch Elementary, Glorietta Elementary and Del Rey Elementary. Orinda Intermediate School is the only middle school. Together, these five schools comprise the Orinda Union School District. The town's only high school, Miramonte High School, is a part of the Acalanes Union High School District.
Both districts are noted for their academic excellence. Each district is the highest ranked in California in its category according to the state Academic Performance Index (API)., Miramonte High School also features strong athletic teams and has produced NFL players as Ken Dorsey, Drew Bennett and Bryan Barker, as well as several Olympians like women's waterpolo player Heather Petri. Miramonte consistently has a high graduation rate of 99%-100%.