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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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