Situated in the Oakland Hills, Joaquin Miller Park contains one of the only Urban Second Growth Redwood Groves in existence.
Since the Save the Redwoods League donated the Redwood Grove to the city of Oakland in 1928, it has been extensively used by a multitude of user groups including: Scouts, picnickers, hikers, motorcyclists, day campers, bird watchers, naturalists, bicyclists, dog-walkers and joggers. Still, despite being held hostage by its geographical location right at the edge of an urban area that now includes over six million people, the park retains much of its natural beauty, health, vitality, and majesty. Unfortunately a recent proposal to ban bikes from the park has rekindled the age-old dispute over equal access.
Take a photo tour of the park, learn more about the challenges that all Open Spaces face, and commit yourselves to helping alleviate stresses on this magnificent recreational resource.