Monday, August 30, 2021

Oakland's Lake Merritt


They officially call the 3.1 mile walk around Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park but we all know in the Bay Area as Lake Merritt. 

Lake Merritt is a tidal lagoon located in the center of Oakland. It is home to the oldest wildlife refuge in the United States dating back 151 years:

And there are some cool places to see while walking:

One of the historic art deco move theaters still in operation

And there is Children's Fairyland. Fairyland has been in operation for over 70 years. I went there as a kid and I took my kids there. Hoping that I can take my grandkids there one day (They have rule, adults can't go in without an adult):

And there is always some activity on the lake:

Lake Merritt is a beautiful place and a true Oakland gem.


  1. Great photos! Lake Merritt is such a treasure.

    Hope you have a great week and stay safe.

  2. You get out and about to so many amazing places. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Patrick. 😎

  3. It felt like we were walking along with you thanks

  4. I love this pictorial! Thanks for sharing your part of the country!

  5. Beautiful lake and birds. Thank you sharing Lake Merritt and your photos with #SundayStills.

  6. It looks fab there and suck beautiful views :-)

    Have a lagoontastic week 👍

  7. What a wonderful place to visit! Thanks so much for sharing with us at

  8. I enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing. I'm following now.

    Have a good week.

  9. There appears to somrthing for everybody. Delightful.

  10. Wow, I'd never have thought your city would have so many great places to visit! Fairyland sounds like my kind of place :)

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!


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