Redwood City, California, a center of high-tech industry, and the mid-point of the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula, Redwood City is known for its great climate and profound sense of community. Redwood City is devoted to preserving its rich history, maintaining today's quality of life, and carefully planning its future. Through its miles of San Francisco Bay shoreline, its neighborhoods and charming downtown, its shopping areas and attractions, and its rolling hillsides, Redwood City is a community that offers great variety in housing, employment, recreation, entertainment, education, and City services. Redwood City and Redwood Creek were named after the redwood trees that were cut down in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the 19th century. They were floated down Redwood Creek, and shipped out to San Francisco at the creek's deepwater channel on the Bay. Today, the port of Redwood City is the only deepwater port in the South Bay and is an important bulk shipping center. Materials such as concrete, gypsum, aggregate, and liquid chemicals are loaded onto large cargo ships docked at the port. In more recent years, high-tech industrial parks have been built near the port. Despite all this industrial activity, the port has attractive parks and trails. The Bay Trail here is a landscaped, wide concrete sidewalk that runs alongside Seaport Blvd. all the way to the Pacific Shores Center industrial park. It then runs around the center and along Westpoint Slough through a landscaped park. Side trips off Seaport Blvd. lead to a small waterfront park, the Redwood City Marina, and a stretch of trail around the Seaport Centre industrial park.