I was in Oakland and decided to visit Dimond Park in the upper Fruitvale section of the city. I hadn't been there for years. I used to take my kids to Dimond Park when they were 10 and 11 and we would walk along Sausal Creek.
Sausal Creek has been around forever. The Ohlone would harvest acorns, buckeyes and other food stuff from around the creek. It was also place that rainbow trout used to pass through.
As settlers began to build and Oakland became larger, the creek became altered as people started to plant non-native plants and they could not be controlled. In the 1930's, the WPA channelized the creek in concrete and stabilized its banks. People wanted to fill the creek with concrete.
About 25 years ago, the Friends of Sausal Creek and decided to restore the creek to its nature state. They have planted native species and have cleaned up the creek from all the trash. They are trying to return the creek to its natural state and get rid of the concrete culverts.
They have done a beautiful job in restoring and it is a nice place to walk:
Sausal Creek is an amazing place that I am so glad that I was able to re-visit again. I am glad that it is being restored.
Looks like a great park to explore!ReplyDelete
It looks like a lovely walk nice post Patrick I alwyas enjoy your tours :-)ReplyDelete
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Have a creektastic week 👍
It looks beautiful and very peaceful. Thanks for linking up to #forhteloveofblogReplyDelete
I like creeks - grew up in Tennessee with lots of creeksReplyDelete
the sound of a creek is just the most relaxing thingReplyDelete
Looks very tranquil. I haven't yet been there, but I should one of these days.ReplyDelete
A very peaceful place to take a walk. I'm glad it was restored to it's original beauty.ReplyDelete
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Have a fabulous day, Patrick. ☺
What a lovely place to visit. I could almost hear the trickling water.ReplyDelete
Why did they line the creek bed with concrete? Was it a way to control erosion or flooding problems? Even if one or both of these was the situation, you would think they would've chosen a more natural alternative to preserve natures beauty. I'm glad to read they are revitalizing the area to the way things once were. Very lovely!ReplyDelete
That tree is magnificent. Shame if it goesReplyDelete
It looks like a beautiful place, Patrick. I am glad that the creek was not filled in with concrete. A concrete stream is no fun!ReplyDelete
hiw I miss going out to nature and the wild. Must be great to have a little hike hereReplyDelete
That's great news about the creek and I'm glad you got to be out and about. It's a lovely and serene place.ReplyDelete
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Wow that looks like an amazing escape! Thanks so much for linking up with #fortheloveofblog!ReplyDelete