Points of Interestpg
Located just within short walking distance to our Downtown, the San Leandro BART Station provides a strategic advantage to the current and future growth of the Downtown San Leandro area. Whether you use the system for your daily commute or more as your primary mode of transportation, the close proximity of the San Leandro BART provides the convenience and ease of access to the greater Bay Area that residents and visitors have come to expect of East Bay destinations.
Located at the corner of W. Estudillo and Clarke St., Casa Peralta represents the historic and cultural legacy of San Leandro. Originally built in 1901, the Casa today plays host to a variety of guests and events, with the relocating of the San Leandro Improvement Association (SLIA) offices to the site being just the latest addition to this iconic estate. The Casa has been integral in preserving San Leandro’s past, and will too play an essential role in shaping its future.
Located just off of E 14th and Hays St., Root Park sits quietly adjacent to the San Leandro Creek characterized by a small grove of redwood trees and green space for public use. At the south end of the park, a monument honoring Portuguese contributions to San Leandro welcomes pedestrians to discover both San Leandro’s heritage and natural amenities, with access to the San Leandro Creek bed located via the southeast end of the park.
Located at the intersection of E 14th St. and Estudillo Ave., Estudillo Plaza sits in the heart of the Downtown San Leandro community benefit district in view of the iconic Best Building. With its ongoing beautification efforts, the San Leandro Improvement Association hopes to transform the public space into the central square of the district, enhanced with amenities designed to both increase pedestrian traffic and obscure the bustling of the adjacent corridors.
Tucked away at the intersection of E 14th St. and Joaquin Ave., Joaquin Plaza provides a needed rest from the activity of the E 14th St. and Washington Ave. corridors. Similar to the beautification efforts ongoing at Estudillo Plaza, Joaquin Plaza will be improved with movable tables and chairs and potted plants to enhance the visual beauty and public utility of the space for the passerby. In addition, the San Francisco Exploratorium will be installing a semi-permanent interactive public attraction at Joaquin Plaza in the spring of 2016 to further activate this burgeoning public space.