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Parks & Waterways

Preserving Public Access to Shorelands

Stunning water views, dramatic topography, and a temperate year round climate make the Bay Area an outdoor paradise. These treasured natural resources are integral to our quality of life. Since 1938, The Port has been the steward of 20 miles of Oakland waterfront property along the San Francisco Bay granted by the State Tidelands Trust. It is our solemn responsibility to safeguard these precious spaces for public use.

Thanks to Port supervision, 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.

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Port of Oakland's landmark deal for ex-Army Base gets first OK
November 10th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. - November 10, 2017: A long-held vision to revitalize this city’s decommissioned Army base is nearer reality at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners have given initial approval to... READ MORE
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Jack London Square hosts Bay Area Black Music Association Jazz Festival
November 8th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – November 8, 2017: Jack London Square welcomes the Bay Area Black Music Association Jazz Festival this Saturday from Noon to 5 p.m. The event is free and... READ MORE
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Jack London Square invites public for festive, pre-holiday shopping
November 2nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – November 2, 2017: With the holidays just around the corner, Jack London Square features local artisans and crafters at two events, Patchwork Fall Show, Nov. 4, and Jack... READ MORE
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City, Port of Oakland work with neighbors to get trucks on track
November 2nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 2, 2017: City and Port of Oakland officials are meeting with neighbors to hear concerns about big rig traffic on streets in West Oakland.  The agencies... READ MORE