Not too far from the hustle of the city, the park delights visitors with its large, quiet, and shady redwood forest.
An extensive network of multi-use and hiking-only trails traverse the park—some of which were logging roads in the mid 19th century. Wildlife is abundant. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels are year-round residents. Redwood Creek which descends through the center of the park provides spawning areas for rainbow trout which ascend the creek from the San Leandro reservoir. The fish climb a fish ladder located near the Redwood Road park entrance. The park is also a winter refuge for thousands of ladybugs.