Painted Rock is located at the 'Y" where Ascot Drive and Chelton Drive meet in the Piedmont Pines area. The area was called Sulphur Springs Park.
Mr. Edson F. Adams, son of one of the city founders, purchased the conservatory and had it moved to a two-acre park he had created at the head of Lake Merritt, known as Edson Plaza. The new park was called Edson Plaza and Conservatory or Adams Park.
The Oakland Zoo is home to over 750 native and exotic animals. They are recognized for our outstanding animal care, particularly our elephant care program: the 17,000 square foot, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital — the largest wild animal veterinary facility in Northern California