Introduction to Pinole, California
Pinole, California, in Contra Costa county, is 5 miles NE of Richmond, California (center to center) and 13 miles N of Oakland, California. The city is conveniently located inside the Oakland metropolitan area. There are an estimated 19,039 people in Pinole.
Pinole is a type of flour made from seeds of chia, maize, some grasses and herbs. The name of this area was given by Spanish explorers who were fed pinole in a local village. They called it El Pinole. Pinole started developing after the Southern Pacific Railroad came to the area and was incorporated in 1903.
Pinole and nearby Attractions
- Carquinez Bridge Northbound
- Epperson Gallery
- Pinole Swim Center
- Memorial Hall
- Sunvalley Mall
Things To Do In Pinole
Pinole has excellent opportunities for the recreation and enjoyment of the locals, as well as visitors. Several area parks have been designed to facilitate a varied range of activities. The recreation department regularly arranges a variety of events and festivities in these parks, including a Fourth of July Celebration. The city also has a Swim Center which offers swimming facilities for adults as well as children.
Metropolitan Oakland International serves the area.
Pinole Higher Education
Educational facilities are available at Contra Costa College.