The Magic Forest, a magnificent stand of redwoods, fronts on Hopkins Street. It was dedicated in 1971 in memory of Edith Ellery Patton (1877-1970), a teacher at Walter Hays School. Miss Patton would read to her students in the shade of the tall trees.
A Coast Live Oak, over 200 years old, is on the Embarcadero side of the park. It was dedicated as Heritage Tree No 2 in 1994, Palo Alto’s Centennial year.
Also, Rinconada Park is home to the Rinconada Masters Swim Team and the Palo Alto Swim Club.