Father Agapius Honcharenko and his wife Albina once had a home in this park overlooking the San Francisco Bay high in the Hayward Hills.
The pair were the first people who identified as Ukrainian to settle in the United States. Originally settling in Alaska before establishing a home in San Francisco, Honcharenko wrote anti-Czarist literature that advocated for social reform that was often smuggled into Russia. This made him a key target of the Russian government.
The two of them fled to this homestead in 1873 in what was then a very isolated location, even from the town of Hayward. At their homestead, they grew fruits and vegetables, while Fr. Agapius continued to write pieces advocating for social reform in his homeland. He died in 1916 and was buried next to Albina, who had passed the year prior. Their gravesite overlooks San Francisco Bay.