From Palo Alto Wiki
Herbert Hoover Park is a 4.2 acre neighborhood park with large open grassy areas in Palo Alto. The park use to have a wading creek but was drained during the drought of 1976. Now there is a dry creek bed filled with boulders and pebbles. The park includes two tennis courts, two handball courts, tennis backboard, softball field, picnic facilities with barbecues, a dog run, toddler playground with two wood and plastic climbing structures; swings and monkey bars, and a multi-purpose concrete bowl with a basketball hoop.