sizeable park is situated on the Estuary at the mouth of the channel
exiting Lake Merritt. Much of the space is devoted to an athletic
field. Note that the City of Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation
requires a permit for use of the athletic field; for permits, call
238-4718. The park is home to the Jack London Aquatic Center, a facility
that provides rowing programs for the region's youth and adults.
The Bay Trail runs along the shoreline of the park.
There are two parking areas for the park:
The entrance to main parking, at the Jack London Aquatic Center, is well marked, and
it leads to a large parking lot fronting on the Lake Merritt Channel.
contrast, the athletic field portion of the park and its parking lot are
set back from the Embarcadero. To
near the field, turn in at the driveway of the former Jetro Cash & Carry
Warehouse, shown at right and proceed west.
Jack London Aquatic Center; related views of
boat launch ramp and fish cleaning station;
terraced steps to the waterfront;
wide pier jutting into the estuary;
a large, rough open athletic field;
trail connections to the Bay Trail going north.
for larger view:
Views of the estuary and Alameda shore.
Terraced steps to the water and pier.
Youth in action at Jack London Aquatic Center
Bay trail segment leading north from the park.