An arroyo is a dry gulch in desert country. Here in Davis, there is an actual arroyo running through this park. Small boulders fill the bottom and the banks are landscaped with native, drought-resistant grass and trees. From a wooden bridge, the view down the arroyo is natural-looking. The arroyo very rarely fills with water when the nearby Olympic-size pool is drained for maintenance. Down a curving sidewalk leading east from the bridge, native bunch grass gives way to lawns, picnic tables and jungle gyms. The playground includes ten-foot tall climbing walls studded with handholds. Beyond are soccer fields to one side a whimsical sculpture by Davis artist Richard Lowenberg on the other. It is also a comfortable seat for star-gazing or watching soccer games.