Mountain View Cemetery is an architectural gem in Oakland. Frederick Law Olmsted, the same guy that designed Central Park, Stanford University and much of UC Berkley's campus, designed this beautiful cemetery. The famous landscape architect drew upon the sloping foothills in Piedmont and Oakland to express the harmony between man and the natural setting. It is common to see people remembering their loved ones and folks jogging during a week day lunch hour.
The Mountain View Cemetery Association is a nonsectarian, community nonprofit corporation which maintains the cemetery through an endowment fund. Docent-led tours occur two Saturdays a month. Check out this true Oakland natural beauty. More information about the cemetery, including tour information can be found here: http://www.mountainviewcemetery.org/