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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 hails mariners and industry contributions on National Maritime Day
May 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2017: The Port of Oakland hailed today the men and women who have served as U.S. merchant mariners and the significant contribution the shipping industry... READ MORE
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Oakland International Airport, FAA provide aviation career camp
May 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2017: Oakland International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration partnered over the weekend to bring “Oakland Aviation Day” to over 50 elementary and middle school... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland honors hero passengers at Oakland International Airport
May 18th, 2017
Oakland, CA: (May 18, 2017) – Oakland International Airport is where Southwest Airlines passengers saved the life of a fellow traveler after he collapsed in front of Terminal 2 while having... READ MORE
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Two unique festivals at Jack London Square coming up soon
May 18th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2017: Two more unique Festivals scheduled for Jack London Square, round out Oakland waterfront activities in May. The fifth annual Session Fest is this Saturday,... READ MORE