Lake Merritt Channel Improvements
A Measure DD Project
project aims to establish the connection, by foot and boat, between Lake
Merritt and the Estuary along the Lake Merritt Channel. Three
sub-projects are designed to fulfill this goal:
1) Install a by-pass channel to allow boats and large fish around 7th
Street Flood Control pump station and to improve pedestrian/bike access.
2) Provide pedestrian and bicycle trails to pass beneath new 10th Street
Bridge, smoothly connecting the 12th Street area with the Channel Park
to the west.
3) Improve the park along the Lake Merritt Channel, particularly the
area closer to the Estuary. Goals include improvement of existing
deteriorated paths, creating new path connections where possible,
restoring wetland areas, and other park improvements.
Visit the City of Oakland
Channel Projects Page.
Trail improvements and wetland habitat expansion are
in the design phase.
Development. Measure DD bonds:
State of California Natural Resource Agency grant: $2million
Maintenance. The project will be maintained the City
of Oakland with funds provided by the
and Lighting Assessment District.
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