Glen Echo Park (sometimes incorrectly called Glen Echo Creek Park) is a City of Oakland Park in the Piedmont Avenue environs. Really, it’s more of a mini-park. Some would say parklet, but that refers to the not-always-guerrilla-reclaimed parking spots converted into...micro-parks? pico-parks? (it is bigger than those). Just don’t go there expecting to shoot hoops or go hiking!
Back in the day, before it was a park, the area along the creek was overgrown with brambles of the biggest, sweetest blackberries. A narrow dirt path ran through the blackberries, to a clearing on the slope with a single tall tree, from which hung a long rope with a large knot tied at the end. There must have once been a house in that clearing next to the creek, because there were faint remnants where there might once have been a foundation, and partial remains of a brick chimney, just about 3' high.
Panama Court & Monte Vista Avenue, Oakland, California
- City of Oakland Parks & Recreation official website