Gardens & Guardians... Overview of Gardens, the GLM Gate project, and Bonsai Garden. Part One
Lake Merritt in Oakland, California is one of the most unique urban spaces in the United States. Its three mile shoreline in the center of an exceptionally diverse city is a special place where nature and nurture migrates and mingles daily. This tidal lagoon is home to the United States' oldest designated wildlife refuge dating from 1870.
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 promotes stewardship of the lake and serves as the portal for the LM Advocates, a coalition of LM organizations.
Underlined words are links.
Download the app OAK 311 to report littering, down trees/branches, unsafe conditions, park rule violations...
Upcoming Events Next 30+ days
Gardens at Lake Merritt are open M-F 7:30 - 3:00;
Saturday & Sunday 8 - 4.
New rules for vending, music, parking, and more at Lake Merritt Oaklandside, March 30
Oakland Earth Month April 2021
Oakland is celebrating our 27th Earth Day in 2021 with volunteer activities throughout the month of April. Individuals, households and small groups are invited to clean up your neighborhood streets, parks and waterways with litter removal, habitat restoration and other beautification projects
FREE COVID-19 TESTING at Lake Merritt / Auditorium on Tues., Thurs., & Saturdays -- 8:30-11:30; 12:30 - 4:00
March 2021 City of Oakland --
Lake Merritt Working Group Report:
NEW. Lake Merritt Breakfast Club: Overview of history, traditions and projects. Interview with Rob Stewart, Executive Director.