Martinez is the County seat of Contra Costa County in the San Francisco East Bay. With its roots traced back to the 1840’s, Martinez has an eye to the future while respecting and honoring the past. Martinez has modernized its infrastructure and its unique downtown. The residents of all ages enjoy the outdoors with 16 city parks and a Marina. The waterfront’s top-flight bocce ball courts are host to the nation’s largest bocce federation. Next door, the recently completed 10,000 square foot Skate Park offers an attraction for the youth.