Lakeside Park

Lakeside Park spans 155 acres and there is a 3.4 mile loop around Lake Merritt. It is best known for Lake Merritt and its related boating activities. Other activities include jogging or biking along paved trails, or bird watching nearby the five bird islands on the lake that serve as the oldest Wildlife Refuge in Northern America.

Operating Hours

The park does not close, and there are lamps that are lit at night.



Disabled Access

There is a paved trail around Lake Merritt.


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Grand Avenue & Bellevue Avenue

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Contact Info

Phone: (510) 238-7276 or (510) 238-7275