The Antioch Unified School District offers residents an excellent choice of schools. The district’s goal is “establish school as the place where the individual counts, where no one feels ignored and to provide an environment for learning to flourish.” Numerous programs are offered to meet students’ individual needs such as gifted and talented education classes and special education classes for students with learning, physical and emotional issues. Several alternative education schools for students with special needs are also located throughout the community. In addition, there are parochial private schools in this area.
For higher education, Antioch offers an Adult Education center that teaches a variety of trades as well as awarding high school diplomas for those who meet the required studies. There are a variety of colleges in the surrounding areas. The local Los Medanos Community College, University of California-Berkeley (which is located approximately 45 minutes away), California State University-San Francisco, and University of California-San Francisco both are located an hour and a half away.
Leisure and recreational opportunities in Antioch include boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, camping, picnicking and more. The Delta is a place where you can camp by the water, swim, ski or travel down the river in houseboats. The Delta is known for prime striped bass and sturgeon fishing. Golfing and tennis are also popular activities. There are two challenging 18-hole golf courses within the city as well as several public and private courses located in the surrounding communities.
The Prewett Family Waterpark Center has five pools, three slides and waterfalls. The Contra Loma Regional Park is a popular hiking, picnicking, boating, windsurfing and swimming spot. The 776-acre facility also features bicycle and equestrian trails and canoe rentals. This expansive park is located at the edge of the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve -- 3,650 acres of local beauty featuring a variety of recreational activities.
The 310-berth public Antioch Marina is one of the newest in San Francisco Bay area and is an attractive, multi-use facility that is homeport for recreational power and sailboats. Located in eastern Contra Costa County, the Marina is approximately 3 1/4 miles west of the Antioch Bridge.
Antioch is home to numerous cultural groups and community organizations. The Nick Rodriguez Community Center features a theatre that seats 200 people and is used for local theatrical productions, music recitals and other special services. The multi-purpose room seats 200 for banquet style events and is ideal for wedding receptions, family reunions and parties.