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 migrate and mingle daily. This tidal lagoon is home to the United States' oldest designated wildlife refuge dating from 1870.
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...
Gardens at LM open M-F, 7:30-3:00; Sat/Sun 8 - 4
Children's Fairyland open M-F 10 - 4; Sat&Sun 10-5
Master Gardener Mon. 9:30-11:30; Wed & Fri 11 - 1
Dog owners and their pets have a late afternoon meet-up in the field next to Fairyland, across the street from the bowling greens.
Roller skaters meet-up afternoon and evenings in the Lakeside Park Sailboat House parking lot.
Drum Circle welcomes all, meets weekend afternoons at the Pergola
FAQOakland Parks permit and rental phone contact is 510-238-3187. Reservation info.