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Spend A Day At The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is the perfect destination for those who want to spend the day outdoors while learning about animals from across the globe.

Nestled within Knowland Park, the zoo dates back to 1922, and its mission is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world while providing a quality visitor experience.

The zoo is one of the most recognized in the United States for both its humane treatment of animals and worldwide conservation efforts.

Highlights include:

Wild Australia

Hop aboard the Outback Express Train to see amazing animals as well as a picturesque view of the bay. As the train chugs through the exhibit, passengers see kangaroos, emus, Eastern wallaroos, and so much more.

African Veldt

Known as the zoo’s focal point, the African Veldt transports visitors to the plateaus found in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The exhibit is home to giraffes, Egyptian geese, and elands.

African Savanna

This area spans four acres, and there is much to see. Watch the magnificent elephants drink water, listen to lions roar, crawl through the meerkat viewing tunnel, and wander through the Savanna Reptile cave just to name a few.

Rain Forest

The rain forest features climbing structures, lush foliage, and naturalistic rockwork. It’s where animals such as squirrel monkeys, chimpanzees, and cotton-topped tamarins live and play, while the majestic tigers splash in their pool.

If you are thinking about calling our apartment community in Richmond, CA home, please contact our friendly representatives to arrange a tour.

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Spend A Day At Tilden Regional Park

An easy drive from Solace Apartment Homes is one of the East Bay Regional Park District’s oldest properties.

It is known as Tilden Regional Park, and at just over two thousand acres, it’s considered the jewel of the system.

Visitors can enjoy much to see and do including:

Tilden Park Golf Course

Nestled in the scenic Berkeley Hills, this golf course features rolling tree-lined fairways and contoured greens. Tilden Park’s signature first hole spans 420-yards uphill to an elevated green, making it one of the toughest starting holes in the Bay Area. Golfers who wish to warm up before their round can hit balls at the three-tiered driving range complete with practice greens and more than sixty stalls.

Regional Parks Botanic Garden

This scenic botanic garden is home to a complete collection of California native plants in the state. The visitor’s center offers both tours and lectures throughout the year.

Lake Anza

The lake features a sandy beach, and the swim season normally runs May through September. During this time, lifeguards are on duty and the Lake Anza Beach Café is open to serve hungry swimmers.

Hiking and Biking

There are more than thirty-nine trails within the park. While some are for hikers and horseback riders only, others are multi-use trails fun for bike riders, those trotting along on a horse, and everything in between.

If you would like to call our apartments near Richmond, CA home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

The East Bay’s Best Kept Secret: Solace Apartment Homes