Welcome Lake Merritt in Oakland, California is one of the most unique urban spaces in the United States. Its three mile heart-shaped shoreline in the center of an exceptionally diverse city is the place for man and nature to migrate and mingle daily. This tidal lagoon is also home to the oldest designated wildlife refuge (1870) in the United States.
lakemerritt.org is an independent, ad-free site with current information about Lake Merritt and links to the volunteer groups and advocacy agencies working for the common good of the lake and the lake area community. It also serves as the portal for the LM Advocates, a coalition of LM organizations.
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News, Updates, & Upcoming Events:
Upcoming Events Next 30 days
Also see Calendar for event info and on-going activities
Recent LM Area Events Photo Galleries:
Measure DD Community Coalition
California Revels Solstice Celebration, June 21
Warriors Parade at Lake Merritt 2018
Rotary Nature Center Proposals
On-going: Homeless @ Lake Merritt
UPDATE: Funding Allocations for Homelessness
$8.6 million will be allocated to The City of Oakland as part of a recently passed state fund to address the homeless crisis in cities throughout California. Also, Alameda County voted to allocate an additional $10 million to help alleviate homelessness in Oakland and Alameda County. More Info
Rotary Nature Center. Learn about the status and the efforts to reopen this landmark nature center.
History of Lake Merritt, Thursday July 19, 4 - 6 p.m. Lakeside Park Garden Center. Sponsored by the Alameda County Historical Society. $20
Bird Walk Free Lakeside Park bird walks the fourth Wednesday of each month. Lead by knowledgable and experienced Audubon guides. Meet at geodesic dome near the Nature Center, July 25, 9:30 a.m.. Birding list in Birds
Oakland Municipal Band. 106th year of free concerts at Lake Merritt. Edoff Memorial Bandstand.
Since 1912, the Oakland Municipal Band has been presenting free concerts at Lakeside Park. It is one of the oldest musical organizations in the United States. The outdoor concerts are at the historic Edoff Memorial Bandstand in Lakeside Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic lunch, and enjoy the 35-piece Oakland Municipal Band.
Program Info at OMB.
Oakland Parks permit and rental phone contact is 510-238-3187.