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Public Access Oakland Waterfront

Public Access Oakland Waterfront


Views of Working Marine Terminal

Port View Park

Port View Park

Port View Park, reopened and greatly expanded in 1995 after extensive redesign and reconstruction because of damage suffered during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, offers spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline and Port of Oakland maritime operations at the Seventh Street Terminal. The park encompasses 4.5 acres of public access with areas for fishing, strolling, picnicking and special events. Port View Park also is the home of the International Maritime Center, a nondenominational chapel and recreational facility for visiting seafarers.

Facilities

Picnic areas, play area, fishing piers, snack bar and bait shop, second-story viewing area and historical display, restrooms, drinking fountains, parking, benches, public telephone.

Directions

Located at the end of 7th Street.

Jack London Square

An elevated platform with views of the gantry cranes at the Howard Marine Terminal is located at the north end of Jack London Square at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Fishing Pier. Since the extension of the terminal was completed in early 1996, the cranes are only 500 feet from the pier, giving visitors a close-up view of a working marine terminal. President Roosevelt's official yacht, the USS Potomac, is now moored next to the pier and is open to the public. (For details, call (510) 627-1215.) A mini park at the foot of Alice Street marks the south end of this area. The lightship, The Relief, will move in upon completion of the Howard Terminal expansion. Also see Jack London Square's (www.jacklondonsq.com) site on the World Wide Web.

Facilities

Restaurants, bars, shops, marinas, guest berths, walkways and plazas, picnic areas, grassy play areas, fishing pier with fish-cleaning areas, restrooms, fountain, benches, public telephones, parking.

Directions

Located at the foot of Broadway.