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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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Thumbnail of Jack London Square adds block parties to summer line-up
Jack London Square adds block parties to summer line-up
June 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2017: The Port of Oakland has added block parties, a waterfront community event, to its calendar of more than 55 free public events at Jack... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland employee groups’ scholarship donations reach $1.2 million
June 19th, 2017
Oakland, Calif.– June 19, 2017: Two Port of Oakland employee scholarship organizations gave out a total of nearly $50,000 this year to 28 students preparing for college or vocational training.... READ MORE
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Moody’s upgrades Port of Oakland bond ratings
June 14th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 14, 2017: Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Port of Oakland bond ratings and assigned ratings on an upcoming series of refunding revenue bonds.  The upgrades, announced... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland welcomes 20 summer interns
June 12th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2017: The Port of Oakland today marked the beginning of summer internship season with the arrival of 20 college students. The Port’s paid internships give... READ MORE