Municipal Rose Garden

The building of the 3.54 acre garden was sponsored by the federal government to provide employment during the Depression. The main section of the rose garden is designed like an amphitheater, with wide stone terraces facing magnificent views of San Francisco Bay. A semicircular redwood pergola, which extends the full width of the amphitheater, provides not only visual definition to the site but a structure for climbing roses and shaded benches. The planting of 2,500 rose bushes was planned by the East Bay Counties Rose Society under the supervision of Charles V. Covell. The roses were arranged one color per terrace, from shades of red at the top through bronze and pink to yellow and white at the bottom. The garden contains many steep slopes and steps.

Operating Hours

Park hours are from dawn to dusk.

Disabled Access

Pathways are steep; wheelchairs can access the site by going through the Codornices Park Tunnel on the east side of Euclid, but the garden itself contains many steep slopes and steps. The overlook at street level is wheelchair accessible.


Between Bay View Place and Eunice Street

1200 Euclid Avenue

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