Peace Garden

  • Picnic
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Parking

Features

  • Picnic
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible Parking

Information

Website:
visit link
Address:
6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA
Region:
San Francisco Bay Area
Phone:
Info: (510) 926-3969
Hours:
Daily, 9am-7pm
Last Visited:
February 2022
You’re sure to find peace and calm at the compact Peace Garden located on the grounds of the Gyuto Foundation’s Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in East Richmond Heights. It’s redwood-dotted grounds border Wildcat Canyon and are open to the public including the building which houses a temple, small giftshop and restrooms. A sign at the garden’s entrance states that the garden is dedicated “to the community to promote peace, tranquility and harmony.”

 

After a stroll in the garden cross the entry road for a short hike on the “Path to Enlightenment.” Pack a lunch or snack to enjoy at the one picnic table that overlooks Wildcat Canyon.

 

Trails and Pathways

Trail:
Peace Garden
Trailhead Location:
Downhill from the parking lot
Trail Length:
Less than .5 mile
Typical Width:
30 in. to 4 ft.
Typical Grade:
Gentle
Typical Terrain:
Firm
Trail Overview: This short narrow path winds through a compact garden past a series of visual delights, among them Tibetan prayer flags, fountains, rock formations, spiritual sculptures, flowering plants, and inspirational quotes from the likes of Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela.
More Info: The path is only wide enough to walk/roll single-file and there is little room to turn back; I had to go to the end of the path to turnaround. One section narrows to about 28."
Trail:
Path to Enlightenment
Trailhead Location:
Across the entry road from the garden
Trail Length:
Less than .5 mile
Typical Width:
4 ft. & above
Typical Grade:
Gentle
Typical Terrain:
Firm
Trail Overview: This short but serene trail passes through a wooded area and along the way is a row of prayer wheels and a small childrens play area. Towards the end of the accessible section is a picnic table that overlooks wildcat Canyon and a good place to enjoy the scenery.
More Info: There’s one steep section at the start of the trail

Accessibility Features

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking:
Yes – designated accessible parking, van accessible, firm, level or slope no greater than 2%

Accessible Restroom:
Yes – Located in the temple building

Accessible Picnic Table:
Yes – firm & stable path to tables, firm & stable surface, 27" or greater knee clearance

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