Oakland's historic Joaquin Miller Park located in the Woodminster area of Oakland, is a delightful place to hike, bicycle, picnic, or just enjoy the dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay area from it's hillside heights.  Most long term residents know that it is also the location of an amazing waterfall cascade that was built in 1941 as a waterfall feature of the 2000 seat Woodminster Amphitheater that is located directly above the falls.  Designed by Howard Gilkey, it was dedicated to California writers, one of who, Joaquin Miller, lived right in the Park area. 

As with any outdoor structure in a park, it needs attention and maintenance, and that is just what is planned for Saturday, August 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on site.  The Oakland Parks Coalition is looking for volunteers to help with weeding, pruning, and mulching the plants around the cascades, and would welcome all kinds of help.  Tools will be available, but you are encouraged to bring some as well, along with suggested gloves, hat and water.  Morning snacks will be available during the above time frame. 

If you are interested in participating, you can contact them at oaklandparkscoalition@gmail.com, and let them know.  There are more details available at their website: http://www.oaklandparkscoalition.org/id28.html

Posted by Bruce Wagg on


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