Welcome to LakeMerritt.org
Lake Merritt in Oakland, California is one of the most unique urban spaces in the United States. Its three mile Necklace of Lights shoreline in the center of an exceptionally diverse city is a special place where nature and nurture migrate and mingle daily. This tidal lagoon is home to the United States' oldest designated wildlife refuge dating from 1870.
lakemerritt.org celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023 -- 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.
PROBLEMS? Download the app OAK 311 to report littering, down trees/branches, unsafe conditions, park rule violations...
Gardens at LM open M-F, 8-3; Sat/Sun 8-5
Children's Fairyland open Wed - Sunday, 10-4
Master Gardener Mon. 9:30-11:30; Wed & Fri 11 - 1
Rotary Nature Center, open Fri & Sat 11 - 2
Friday Nights at Oakland Museum, Fri. 5 - 9pm
Grand Lake Farmer's Market, Sat. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Freedom Vendor's Market, Sat&Sun at El Embarcadero
Dog owners and their pets have a late afternoon meet-up in the Lakeside Park field next to Fairyland
Roller bladers/skaters meet-up afternoon and evenings in the Lakeside Park Sailboat House parking lot.
Drum Circle meets weekend afternoons at the Pergola
LM NEWS: The City of Oakland installed a new aeration fountain located near the Pergola -- one piece of an ongoing effort to maintain healthy conditions for fish and wildlife at the Lake... info