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Beautiful and peaceful

Lovely small park packed with Japanese style plants, paths and gazebos. Fish pond with koi and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurie L
Well cared for

For a small Japanese garden on the Senior center property, it is well taken care of. I enjoy taking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hayward, California
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22373 N 3rd St, Hayward, CA 94546-6969
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small park packed with Japanese style plants, paths and gazebos. Fish pond with koi and turtles. Great background for portraits or as a subject of photography. Seasonal changes make it interesting any time of the year. We held our wedding here.

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a small Japanese garden on the Senior center property, it is well taken care of. I enjoy taking the kids for a leisurely stroll on the weekends. It is much cleaner than the gardens in San Jose. The one thing to be aware of...More

2  Thank Caliguy781
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A lovely spot to take a stroll and just enjoy your surroundings. Very peaceful spot. It is a wee bit challenging to get to.. I usually take City Center Dr. off of Foothill blvd. and park in lot of large apt. complex and walk over...More

2  Thank rachelmk78
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

How often can a resident in the East Bay there is a place worth visiting and it is free? If you like Japanese garden, you would probably pay to go to the one in Golden Gate Park. Seldom do people know there is one hidden...More

3  Thank Lawbert
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Nice place just to reflect, walk around maybe sit and read a book, take the children,I've seen people taking wedding pictures,its a beautiful place.

Thank bettyg87
Reviewed July 27, 2018

This is not a big venue but it has a nice small walking path that loops around the gardens, pond and multiple benches and pavilions to sit and eat lunch at or just read a book and enjoy the outdoors. The pond is chocked full...More

1  Thank rochelles697
Reviewed July 22, 2018

you can never get enough of this place -kids love to look at the fish and walk the trails-yes kid friendly - every one feels welcome there- and for myself thanks to every one there who keeps this place up for sooooooo many years- u...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed July 16, 2018

The gardens are lovely and shockingly peaceful, given the gardens' central location. The paths are level, longer than I expected in this location, easy to navigate, and lead to shady gazebos, one hanging over a creek, and the other built over a koi pond. Free,...More

Thank FD B
Reviewed July 13, 2018

As I walked through the garden, "manicured" is the word that came to my mind. The trees are carefully trimmed and you feel like walking through a huge bonzai garden. The landscape is nicely done and full of photo opportunities. The place is not that...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Came here for the first time with my hubby. We fell in love with this Hayward Japanese Garden. It's an oasis in the city of Hayward and wonderful, peaceful place to spend time with a loved one or by oneself. We loved walking on the...More

1  Thank LisaandRod93013
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