2532 Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: (510) 538-9501
Fax: (510) 538-9487
2532 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley, CA, US, 94546
- Phone: (510) 538-9501
- Fax: (510) 538-9487
The façade of the Hayward City Hall makes for an interesting architectural study. This exotic building, with a fountain and a fascinating lawn at its portals, serves as a center for community events and gatherings. The John O’Lague Galleria within the building hosts many a upcoming artist and exhibits for one and all. Promoting the arts among the less privileged and the blind is the Alwine Fenton Sensory Garden where you can touch and smell the goodness of nature. The plaza of the city Hall is home to the popular, ongoing Hayward Certified Farmers' Market, that gives locals and visitors the opportunity to buy fresh flowers and produce direct from local growers (buy farm eggs, corn, strawberries, squash, wildflowers, asparagus, cherries, baked goods, and more). A perfect community haunt.
The Kennedy Park sited in Hayward, California is a historically significant park site. Coming under the purview of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, this park offers plenty of facilities for all like picnic tables, Merry-Go-Round, a ranch, a train ride and so forth.
The Casa Peralta is a beautiful home in San Leandro. It was refurbished to resemble a Spanish-style estate replete with hand-painted ceramic tiles that were shipped from Spain. Take a free guided tour of the house museum and grounds to admire this landmark. The grounds are also available for hire for weddings and social functions.
This 16,224 square foot, 37 room Colonial Revival mansion features ten fireplaces, a Tiffany-style dome ceiling, and inlaid parquet floors. The home allows visitors to see how the wealthy lived a century ago.
The construction of the vintage Peralata Home dates back to 1860s eras and the home structuring finely exemplifies the Spanish Colonial style of architecture. The house was basically built for Ignacio Peralata and the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 440 exotic and domestic birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles. Some of its attractions include a park with picnic facilities, an educational wildlife theater, a children's petting zoo, a carousel, a chair lift ride, and a miniature train. The zoo also offers group tours and a lecture series for adults in the spring.
In the age where commercialism is the order of the day, Ruth Quayle Boone's generosity is unequaled. This lady donated 16-acre (6.5 hectares) of land to the city, so that the city council can build a historic park commemorating the death of her husband, Travis Moore Boone. After Ruth died in 1998, the City also placed a memorial in her name. This farm park is literally divided into to halves; the northern area features Boone House, a barn, storage unit and other structures that belonged to the Boone's. The Glass House Museum occupies its southern part. The Forest Home Farms has a farmers market and weekly tours that take you through the entire site.
Bring along a picnic on a breezy afternoon and enjoy the myriad wonders at the Coyote Hills Regional Park. Nature comes alive in all her bounty at this scenic park that captures the magical aura of the seasons in its comprehensive lens. Take a walk, go cycling, follow the nature trail, enjoy the beauty of the gardens or explore the Native American legacy. Camp out at one of the scenic picnic areas and spread your fare under the sun as you dig into a comforting meal and watch the day fly by. Avid birdwatchers and nature lovers will feel at home in this natural setting, surrounded with lush, greenlands, listening to the bird calls all day long. Special events are held at the park throughout the year.
This huge park is a trip back into time with its lush green forests, the pastoral farm and the larger-than-life mansion: Patterson House. Take a tour of the house and learn more about its origin and the legendary George Washington Patterson. Explore old relics as you learn more about the architecture of Patterson's times and come face to face with the then mode of living. Avail of the fresh produce served at the onsite café and eatery and walk away with sweet memories of a time gone by. Buy organic farm produce or simply catch nature at its best at the giant farm as you commune with the animals or take a stroll along the garden or the dewy woods. Catch the blacksmith at work and be enthralled by the work of art, attend the entrancing puppet show or gift yourself a train ride through the estate. The farm makes for an ideal venue for hosting private events, weddings and receptions. Special events are organized at the park throughout the year. Check website or call for more details on current and upcoming events at the venue.
People of all religious beliefs have been known to visit here because of its magnificent views and lovely architecture. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 82,417 square-foot, 170 foot-tall temple was built in the early 1960s and can be seen from many scenic points across the Bay Area. The temple features a visitor's center that offers exhibits and interactive presentations on religious topics. It also features a family history center that offers geneaology services and over 21 million microfilms available. The temple remains open to the public Tuesday through Saturday.
Built in 1921 in the Lincoln Highlands, the Cathedral of the Ascension was the Bay Area's first Greek Orthodox Church. To meet the growing needs of the community, new facilities were created in 1960. Since then, the church has maintained an active calendar of services, ministries, organizations, as well as hosting the always-anticipated May Greek Festival. Visit the website for a comprehensive list of church services and other events.
Alameda's first and only house museum, this Colonial Revival home features its original fencing, a three car garage, carriage house, green house, and an architectural studio. The home is filled with many of its original furnishings.