Courtland Creek Restoration Project

In Process


The Courtland Creek Restoration Project (Project), an Oakland Measure DD Initiative, will protect, enhance, and restore approximately 950 feet of open creek channel. This Project, built in three sections of Courtland Creek Park, is under construction. Tree removal was completed in January and February of 2023 and the creek restoration work began in June 2023. The expected Project completion date is June 2024.

The Project will improve creek habitat and water quality, reduce trash accumulation and illegal dumping, repair steep and eroding creek banks, enhance climate change resilience and park appearance, and serve the community as an educational and recreational resource. Accessible seating, gathering places, and a creek-viewing overlook will also be provided.

Project partners include the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation (OPRF), the Friends of Courtland Creek, and local schools. This Project is fully funded. Grants have been received from the California Department of Water Resources ($1.5 million), the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund ($1.5 million), and the Caltrans Clean California Local Grant Program ($2.03 million).

Community Meeting Presentations and a Summary of the meetings held in July 2021 and May 2022 can be found under "Documents" below. The Project design team (FlowWest), City staff and OPRF presented Project designs to community members at Community Meetings in July 2021 and May 2022 per the Project’s equity-focused public engagement plan.



Map of Project: Courtland Creek Restoration Project
Map of Project: Courtland Creek Restoration Project

Courtland Creek Park


Phase I: Planning, Preliminary Design, Meetings
August 2019 - July 2021, Public Meetings in July
Phase II: Advanced Design
August 2021 - August 2022
Public Meetings
May 12 and 14, 2022
Phase III: Construction Bid & Contractor Selection
August 2022 - March 2023
Phase IV: Construction
January 2023 and June 2023 - June 2024
Phase V: Education, Recreation & Stewardship
June 2024 and beyond


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Phone Numbers

Phone: 510 238-6191