Located at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, Pittsburg is often called the “Gateway to the Delta”. Top employers include: Pittsburg Unified School District, USS-POSCO Industries, Los Medanos College, and Dow Chemical Company. The city has access to one BART station, the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station located in Pittsburg near Bay Point. Tricity Transit offers local bus service. Located just off Interstate 80 via State Route 4, Pittsburg is 41 miles from Oakland International Airport, 51 miles from San Francisco International Airport, and 62 miles from San Jose International Airport.
Old Town is the original town center bordering the Marina and has recently undergone a beautiful renovation. Old Town Plaza is a “happening spot” with regular events including the Pittsburg Car Show and the Pittsburg Pops Music Festival, and Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9-1pm. Check out the recently restored historic California Theater. Pittsburg has a host of great restaurants throughout the city and especially in Old Town. The community is committed to creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The Pittsburg Unified School District is committed to providing an excellent opportunity for all students to learn. It has ten elementary schools, and two junior high schools, Pittsburg High School, a beautifully remodeled modern school, known for its winning football team, accomplished marching band, and interesting programs like green works training and award winning robotics team. The district has also been able to provide the community with an outstanding public preschool program and award-winning adult education school. Los Medanos is the beautiful local community college.
Parks and Recreation
There are 23 public parks offering a wide variety of activities including a swim center. The Pittsburg Delta Golf Course is a nine-hole course designed by Allister Mac Kenzie, who also designed the course at Augusta National, home of The Masters. The Pittsburg Marina hosts nearly 600 boats and is the start of excursions up to the Delta as well as the San Francisco Bay. There are numerous parks for sporting events, swimming, packing a picnic and simply relaxing. Small World Park is a popular destination for families, great for picnics, play or enjoying the rides. For those special occasions, reserve a large picnic site or the party castle. Small World Park is open from April through October.