Joaquin Miller Park
is a park in the Oakland Hills
owned and operated by the city of Oakland, California
, named after early California writer and poet Joaquin Miller
. Its 500 acres are heavily wooded with redwoods, oaks and pines, and include miles of hiking, biking, horseback riding trails, and an off-leash dog area. The park contains the 2,000-seat outdoor Woodminster Amphitheater and Cascade, an outdoor theater regularly used to stage both amateur and professional musicals and plays. The Amphitheater with its "water feature" (the Cascade, which still has flowing water) was designed by Howard Gilkey, who also designed the now-dry Cleveland Cascade at Lake Merritt
; it was built in 1941 and dedicated to California writers.