In 1951 construction started on the largest building in Castro Valley, Eden
Hospital. It took 3 years to complete, opening on November 15, 1954. Eden Medical Center is located on the old Stanton family property
(as well as the former Wally Glass' Pigeon Ranch and Riding Stables.) and
fronts Lake Chabot Road. Eden is now the largest employer in
Castro Valley. The school district is second. For additional information on Eden
Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park off the 580 freeway, is believed to be the
location where William Hayward was found camping by Don Castro. Now part
of the East Bay Park District, it hosts an annual Rodeo. The week before,
Castro Valley hosts a parade welcoming the Rodeo to town.
The very modern 580 freeway cuts through Castro Valley.
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) runs along the 580 freeway, connecting
Castro Valley to points all over the system.