Encompassing almost 700 acres, the park has miles of woodland trails through old growth forest and gardens, scenic views, and saltwater beaches.
The park is among the 20 largest urban parks in the United States, and attracts about 2 million visitors each year. Recreational facilities include a public fishing pier and picnic area.
Rental boats and fishing gear are available at the boathouse. Driftwood-strewn beaches below the bluffs are ideal for a stroll or a picnic.
Horticulturists and home gardeners visit the park for its outstanding rose, dahlia, camelia, annual, rhododendron, and Japanese garden displays.