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Preserving Public Access to Shorelands

It sounds funny, but we take play very seriously here in the Bay Area. Maybe it’s because our temperate climate allows for comfortable outdoor activity year round. We treasure our outdoor venues and open space. The Port has been the steward of 20 miles of Oakland waterfront property along the San Francisco Bay granted by the State Tidelands Trust, safeguarding these precious areas for public use.

As population density increases, these recreational venues become even more valued. Thanks to vigilant Port oversight, waterway treasures like Lake Merritt, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and most of the Oakland Estuary remain accessible to everyone for recreation, scientific study and endless inspiration. And more public parkland will be added as the former Oakland Army Base is developed and brought on line.

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Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square offers symphony of innovative foods
September 21st, 2017
Oakland, CA (Sept. 21, 2017) – The Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square returns to the Oakland waterfront this Friday through Sunday. The event celebrates regional and sustainable food... READ MORE
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'The world is your oyster' at Jack London Square's final summer block party
September 13th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – September 13, 2017: Jack London Square hosts its fifth and final block party of the summer with Oyster Oyster, Saturday, from 12 PM to 6 PM. The... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Attorney named Oakland Pride Grand Marshal
September 11th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – September 11, 2017: Port of Oakland Attorney Danny Wan led the Oakland Pride celebration as Legacy Grand Marshal yesterday. He was given the honor for his significant... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland wants more ships on shore power to clear the air
September 8th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2017: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle met with international shipping lines here this week to clear the air – literally. He said his... READ MORE