Take the Oakland Park and Rec Experiences and Perspectives Survey 2019 (link)
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.
Underlined words are links.
News, Updates, & Upcoming Events:
Upcoming Events Next 30+ days
Also see Calendar for event info and on-going activities
FAQOakland Parks permit and rental phone contact is 510-238-3187. Oakland Parks Reservation info.
GARDENS AT LAKE MERRITT HOURS 8:00 - 4:00
Installation of The Gardens at Lake Merritt new gates started November 18. Project will take about 3 weeks.
Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt -- December 5 - 24th -- Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only.
Ride a “water sleigh” on Lake Merritt. $8 per person or groups can charter a sleigh for $120 and bring up to 19 people,
Departing between 3pm and 8pm (or 4pm on weekdays). Registration.
OAKLAND named one of the 28 best places to visit in 2019 by National Geographic Travel.