The Berkeley Rose Garden is a city-owned park located in Berkeley, California's North Berkeley neighborhood. The Rose Garden is located between the Cragmont and La Loma Park neighborhoods in a residential area of the Berkeley Hills, occupying most of the block between Eunice Street and Bayview Place along the west side of Euclid Avenue.
The Rose Garden is a terraced amphitheater, nestled in a narrow canyon, providing breathtaking views of San Francisco's city and bay, and the Golden Gate. Over 100 varieties of rose emerge along the terraces, with maximum blooming occurring in mid-May. Codornices Creek is bisected into the park. Features a selection of tennis courts on the north side of the Rose Garden. The south side is Coast Redwoods grove, bay trees, and live coastal oak.
Creating the Rose Garden began in 1933 with funding from the Federal Civil Works Administration. During the following years, work began with grants from the California State Relief Administration and the Federal Works Progress Administration. It opened Sept. 26, 1937. The Rose Garden has been the site of several rose displays since its inception.
Across Euclid Avenue is Codornices Park, an older city park (established in 1915) which was originally considered an extension of the Rose Garden. Codornices include a wide lawn, a picnic area, play equipment for children, and a long concrete slide. Two Codornices Creek bends here have their confluence, right near the Hayward Fault line. The Codornices Club clubhouse, neighborhood improvement, and social club, once stood on a lot adjacent to the concrete slide top.
Under Euclid runs a pedestrian tunnel that connects the Rose Garden with Codornices Park. From 1912 to 1928 a 275-foot-long (84 m) wooden streetcar and road trip spanned Codornices Creek along Euclid in this area, before the Rose Garden was built. The throttle was filled in in late 1928 through early 1929, a culvert laid across it for the stream, and the pedestrian tunnel was built. Most of the fill came as part of the Giannini Hall building, from the excavation of a small hill on the UC Berkeley campus.
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This amazing landmark is located near the following amazing must-see sites in Berkeley, California:
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
- Lawrence Hall of Science
- Indian Rock Park
- Tilden Regional Park
- César E. Chávez Park
- The University of California Botanical Garden
- Adventure Playground
- Codornices Park
All of these wonderful points of interest are located just a short distance from our location, conveniently located just down the freeway at 1261 Locust St, Walnut Creek! Stop by for a visit anytime!