Note: Lakeside Park will be partially closed off from traffic August 16-19 due to US Rowing Masters National Championship
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
Recent LM Area Events Photo Galleries:
Oakland Municipal Band
Measure DD Community Coalition
California Revels Solstice Celebration
Warriors Parade at Lake Merritt 2018
On-going: Homeless @ Lake Merritt
Puppet Fair Weekend at Fairyland, August 25 & 26, 10 - 4.
Children's Fairyland, home to the longest-running puppet theater in the U.S. (since 1956!), invites you to Puppet Weekend, a celebration of puppet-making and puppeteers. Watch performances of classic and new tales brought to life by local and visiting puppet companies, including The Fratello Marionettes, The Puppet Company, and the Bob Baker Marionettes of Los Angeles. 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, August 22, 9:30 a.m.. Birding list in Birds
Oakland Pride Parade and Festival, Sunday, September 9,
Parade starts at 10:30am at Broadway & 14th Street.
Festival opens at 11:00am and ends 7:00pm.
Broadway, Webster, 20th & 21st Streets.
Info at www.oaklandpride.org
Register to Lead a Volunteer Project on Creek to Bay Day, September 15th! We are seeking site coordinators to lead cleaning and greening projects for the 23rd Annual Oakland Creek to Bay Day, Saturday, September 15th. Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world! As a site coordinator, you will have access to: Tools and Supplies; Debris pickup and/or debris bin service; Logistical support; Giveaways; Publicity. Click here to register
Rotary Nature Center. Learn about the status and the efforts to reopen this landmark nature center.
Oakland Parks permit and rental phone contact is 510-238-3187.