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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 launches 2018 Summer College Internship Program
February 5th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – February 5, 2018: The Port of Oakland is recruiting for its 2018 Summer College Internship Program. Through a competitive process, students apply for paid internships in a... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland launches year in review web portal
January 24th, 2018
EDITOR'S NOTE: Click here for 'year in review' video summaries Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2018: The Port of Oakland today launched its year in review web portal:  Year in review 2017. The portal... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland to freight haulers: There's money to clear the air
January 12th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – January 12, 2018:  Port of Oakland officials are making an 11th hour financial pitch to freight haulers this month.  Their message: the state of California has millions of dollars available... READ MORE
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Jack London Square restaurants give back during Oakland Restaurant Week
January 10th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – January 10, 2018:  Jack London Square restaurants are offering special prix-fixed meals as part of Oakland Restaurant Week. The eighth annual event, a fundraiser for the Alameda County Food bank,... READ MORE