Lakeside Park is best known for Lake Merritt which is one of the most celebrated and accessible parks in Oakland with hundreds of visitors enjoying the park and its unique amenities daily. There are so many enjoyable activities and places to have an adventure while visiting Lake Merritt inside Lakeside Park. Stroll along Edoff Memorial Bandstand which was built in 1923, jog or bike along paved trails, or bird watching nearby the five bird islands on the lake that serve as the oldest Wildlife Refuge in Northern America. We enthusiastically invite you to visit Lakeside Park and the variety of surrounding attractions while you are in Oakland, make Oakland your destination.

4 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

trail running
24 days ago

My favorite jogs in Oakland, it's convenient, easy and right in the heart of Oakland

walking
1 month ago

walked
sidewalk
finished on the TRAIL to my starter point near Fairyland.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A nice stroll around the lake w/ family that doesn't require much effort.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

A local running and walking site great for first dates and casual coffee dates with friends. There is a bird sanctuary, a rowing club, outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the lake, bathrooms, water fountains, a restaurant, and more. Great people watching!

walking
1 month ago

A (mostly) beautiful 3+ mile flat loop with plenty to keep you visually entertained along the way. A variety of things happening along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful public space... lovely to see people out and about ... the walk offers a panoramic view of Oakland's cityscape ...

Very easy and family friendly hike (more a walk than a hike though). Not to much shade so I do not recommend doing it in the middle of a hot sunny day! :) however always great to go all around the lake :)

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

on Lake Merritt

hiking
2 months ago

walking
3 months ago