Yesterday we went up to walk around in the Oakland hills, and we stopped by one of my favorite spots, the Woodminster Amphitheater and park.
Usually the fountains are going and the spot where I stood to take this photo is actually a water fall, but since it's off season the fountains were turned off.
The view from there is amazing, you can see Oakland down below, and out across the bay to San Francisco, there was a bit of cloud cover so the city is not so clear in these shots. But when it is clear you can see San Francisco's landmark buildings.
Yes, that is San Francisco on the other side.
There are many little trails around, and some great picnic spots with some fantastic views.
These stairs lead down to one of two fountains.
Fountain two, down below.
I love just walking around there- and it's only a ten minute ride from home up into the hills. There are many parks and trails, this is just one of my favorites. The Amphitheater and park were built in the late 1930's -early 1940's as part of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) brought about by the New Deal. It has a very interesting history you can read more about here.
You can go see outdoor performances there during the summer- I haven't been to one yet, but I would love to go this year.