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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FAQOakland Parks permit and rental phone contact is
News, Updates, & Upcoming Events:
Upcoming Events Next 30+ days
Also see Calendar for event info and on-going activities
Tora Rocha receives KPIX Jefferson Award for her Pollinator Posse community work. March 7.
April 20-21: Bunny Weekend at Fairyland. Meet one of Fairyland's own bunny stars and spend time with Critters by the Bay's walk-around bunny characters. Plus: The Tap-Dancing Easter Bunnies perform in Aesop's Playhouse (one show only, April 20, 11:30 a.m.). Free with Fairyland admission.
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, March. 27, 9:30 a.m.. Birding list in Birds
Oakland Running Festival returns to the lake area March 24. Marathon, Half Marathon, 4 Person Relay, 5k, Kids Fun Run.
To register & more information go to oaklandmarathon.com
OAKLAND named one of the 28 best places to visit
in 2019 by National Geographic Travel.