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. In 2020, we celebrate its 150th anniversary.
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.
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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 daily 8:30 to 3:30
Sunday hours 8:30 - 2:00
Do not crowd the lake area -- wear masks if not 6' social distancing. Weekend Parking Restrictions
Litter problem at the lake. Pack it In / Pack it Out
IN THE OAKLANDSIDE NEWS:
10/21. A New Film Celebrates Lake Merritt's 150th Anniversary as Nation's First Wildlife Refuge
8/21. Lakeshore Residents Share Serious Concerns
8/7. Street Vending at Oakland's Lake Merritt
8/4. Is Oakland Failing Its Official Bird
7/31. What's Lurking Beneath Lake Merritt
Early morning quick zip around the 3 mile shoreline of Lake Merritt with a little local history along the way... virtual tour series. 4:38
Parkland with a message -- Diversity Inclusion project created by East Bay Center for LGBTQ+ Healing Arts volunteers. June 26-27, 2020. Lakeside Park... virtual tour series 2:08