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.
Visit the 150th Anniversary page with links to 150th movie info
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...
Lake Merritt Revitalization & Sustainability Plan. (link) Ad Hoc Committee of the Oakland Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission report on recommendations for vending .
Upcoming Events Next 30+ days
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
Current Lake Issues
from Oakland Council Member Bas
Virtual tour videos
Diversity Project 2:08. ... lakeside park street art
Skidaddle 4:44 ... early morning zip around lake
Necklace of Lights, 8:02 ...dusk to dark along NOL
IN THE OAKLANDSIDE NEWS:
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