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"Lake Merritt/Lakeside Park" Lake Merritt Tip by zwack

Lake Merritt, Oakland: 10 reviews and 6 photos


Oakland's crown jewel is also America's largest urban saltwater lake. Its surrounding park boasts the nation's first wildlife refuge (1870) and one of its original theme parks (1950). Also featured are lawn bowling, show gardens, children's art/science center, boat rentals and events. The spectacular 'Necklace of Lights' shines nightly around the 3.5-mile perimeter of the lake.

Address: lakeshore
Directions: Grand Ave and 580
Phone: +1 510-238-7275

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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