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The Regional Park of Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt is a part of the East Bay Regional Parks System in the San Francisco Bay area. The EBRPD is a member of the Regional Parks of East Bay in Sen. The hills to the east of Oakland are situated there. The park contains the largest natural stand still remaining from the coast of Redwood in the East Bay (Sequoia sempervirens). The Park is part of a historic coastal redwood that stretches North to the Local Open Space Preservation of Leona Canyon and Northeast to Moraga.


Redwood forests are located closer to the coast where the climate is cool and moist during the year. The Santa Cruz Mountains and the Marin Hills are situated in the Bay Area, such forests. Coastal conditions are provided by the special environmental conditions of the Redwood Wald in Redwood Regional Park. Winds flow directly through the bay through the Golden Gate and flow in a linear valley in the Oakland district of Montclair. This valley is well-watered during the year and protects against severe temperatures and strong winds.


The redwood forest in the Redwood Creek Valley, expanding on the ridges surrounding it, remains until the middle of the 19th century. In 1826, Captain William Beechey of the British Navy, two especially tall redwood trees along the ridges, used the "Navigation Trees" to navigate across San Francisco Bay. But logging washed down the original trees from 1845 to 1860, leaving only their stumbs. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a second logging took place. In this case the second growing redwoods (about 50 years old) and the first generation trees have been harvested on site on which California Historic Landmark # 962 is listed.


Redwoods are third-growth trees in today 's Regional Forest, often over 100 years old. Just one old redwood remains in the area, a tree that appears to miraculously grow from an outbreak on a cliff face near the Merritt College, a tree that is 93 feet (28 m) tall, that must have survived as loggers could not reach it. Once home to a hedge named for it, Dr Aurelia Reinhardt 's entire park was named in 2019.


Picnicking, jogging, hiking, archery and horse riding on the 40 km (64 km) of park trails are popular activities for park visitors. Inside Redwood Regional Park fishing is not permitted. The park has four picnic areas, which sleep between 50 and 150 people. Bookings are suggested beforehand. These are accessible and reserved for people with disabilities. There are also several camping parties for the overnight stays. Bookings are necessary. A 400 miles down the Stream Trail from the Canyon Meadow area is a play place for children.


Another common activity is watching nature. The park contains endangered animals including the Golden Adler and the black Alameda. Deer, mackerels, rabbits and squirrels are more common.

This amazing landmark is perfect for kids and is located near the following must-see sights in Lafayette, California:

  • Chabot Space and Science Center

  • Tilden Regional Park

  • Joaquin Miller Park

  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

  • Briones Regional Park 

  • Regional Parks Botanic Garden

  • Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park 

  • Roberts Regional Recreation Area

All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short drive from our location near Downtown Walnut Creek, California on Locust Street. Stop by for a visit anytime!

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