From Our Editors
The 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park located at 3590 Sanborn Drive in the Oakland hills is a respite that showcases the beauty of nature. The park, operated by the city of Oakland, provides a panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area while groves of redwoods and oak woodlands can be found along trails frequented by joggers, hikers, and cyclists. The expansive Coast Redwoods that grow throughout the park are thought to be one of a limited number of Redwood forests to thrive in an urban setting. The park was named for Cincinnatus Heine Miller better known by his pen name, Joaquin Miller, a colorful American poet and frontiersman, known as the “Poet of the Sierras”. The park is open from dusk to dawn and dogs, on leash, are welcome.