Redwood Park

redwood_parkPrivately owned Redwood Park is a unique feature of Transamerica Pyramid Center: An intimate, half-acre redwood grove nestled between the skyscrapers of San Francisco’s Financial District.

Transplanted from the Santa Cruz Mountains 60 miles to the south, magnificent redwoods dominate the park designed by Tom Galli. A fountain designed by Anthony Guzzardo — its pond complete with jumping frog sculptures, in a fond remembrance of Mark Twain, who for a time lived and wrote on this site — lends the sound of running water to those who seek peaceful moments here. Ferns, boulders and a winding walkway add to the tranquility.

Also featured in the park are a Glenna Goodacre bronze sculpture of children at play, a bronze plaque honoring two dogs that legend would have it were Emperor Norton’s canine sidekicks, and benches and tables for business people and visitors taking a respite.