This is a small zoo, quiet and peaceful (we visited on a Wednesday in April.) Lots of benches to sit on, both in the sun and in the shade, throughout the park. You are welcome to bring your picnic lunch and there are plenty of picnic tables and a small meadow to picnic in. There is also a small play area for the kids. The train ride to "the outback" was okay, but my seven year old enjoyed it. The bathrooms were clean. Both my seven year old and fifteen year old enjoyed the zoo and look forward to visiting again.
If you own or manage Oakland Zoo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.