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Union Point Park

Union Point Park
is an exciting new  nine-acre waterfront venue located near Coast Guard Island, just south of the Embarcadero area shoreline.  The park offers waterfront access, park activities, and attractive open space in an area of Oakland that has lacked such opportunities. It is owned and operated by the City of Oakland.

Union Point Park play structureUnion Point Park reflects the vision and collective efforts of a broad range of community groups, agencies, and individuals including the Unity Council, the Trust for Public Land, the Coastal Conservancy, the City of Oakland, the Port of Oakland, the University Oakland Metropolitan Forum, PGA Design, and Mario Schjetnan of Grupo de Diseno Urbano.

The park is located at 2311 Embarcadero East between Dennison & Kennedy Streets:

Union Point Park artist's renderingThe park adjoins Union Point Marina and offers a wide range of engaging opportunities including:

  • enticing views of the marina and estuary;

  • picnic and barbeque facilities - these may be reserved by calling (510) 238-3187;

  • parking, restrooms, and water fountains;

  • expansive lawns and gardens;

  • spectacular landscape architecture and features;

  • children's play structures with a marine theme; and

  • pedestrian and bike paths, some of which are part of the Bay Trail

Park Reservations

The park is owned and operated by the City of Oakland.  Park space and facilities can be reserved by calling City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Department at (510) 238-3187.  Waterfront Action cannot make reservations for you.

Park Grand Opening

The September 10, 2005 Grand Opening of the park was well-attended by the community and included children's activities, entertainment, and a formal dedication ceremony.  

   MusiciansClick thumbnails for larger view:  Ignacio DeLaFuenteKite flyer




Park Features and Views

Marina viewEstuary viewEstuary veiwSweeping views of the estuary and Union Point Marina, together with a broad waterfront promenade...


Expansive lawns, picnic benches, and barbeque areas, inviting the public...

Lawn view  People active on the park lawn  Picnic & barbecue facilities


Sandlot play areaTiny tug play structurePirate ship play structureImaginative children's
play structures with a 
waterfront theme...



Spectacular landscape architecture and artistic elements...

Ship and bouganvilla   Sculpture   Overlook



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