About Us .
Every Human Being Makes History at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park.
Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Friends) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Friends was founded to create and maintain a park in a district with the lowest per capita open space in Oakland; and to rescue and interpret the history of the once vast Rancho San Antonio and the historic Antonio Peralta House.
The park offers indoor and outdoor historical exhibits, a community garden, native plant garden, recreational and activity areas and the Peralta Creek nature area. Friends offers tours, hands-on field trips, afterschool and summer programs, and community events. Friends also develops special exhibits and publications, and spearheads completion of the park master plan.
The Mission of Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is to promote understanding, historical healing and community amid change and diversity. We present and interpret the untold history of the Peralta rancho and the stories of the Fruitvale community today, giving voice to the many cultures that have created—and are still transforming–California. The six-acre park and historic house form an arts and educational hub for local families and youth, and regional center for historical inquiry and discovery.