About the Project
The Estuary Park Renovation and Expansion Project is an exciting opportunity for the community to reshape a portion of Oakland’s Waterfront into a great destination for residents, pedestrians, bicyclists, boaters, tourists, and others throughout the region.
The project originated as part of the Estuary Policy Plan and is part of a larger regional effort by the City of Oakland to create a distinctive waterfront that improves and sustains the quality of city life socially and ecologically. The project is aligned with other regional improvements included in the Lake Merritt Master Plan and the Central Estuary Plan with funding provided by the Oakland Trust for Clean Water and Safe Parks (Measure DD)
Estuary Park is adjacent to the Oakland Estuary and the opening to the Lake Merritt Channel, Currently, the park incorporates the Jack London Aquatic Center that provides youth and adult rowing programs, a multi-use field for soccer and team sports, a public boat launching ramp, a group picnic area, and the old Cash and Carry building site that is currently fenced off.
- Community-engaged design process
- Enhanced access for all types of users
- Programming for a lively, year-round, connected Park
- Resilient waterfront and improved public access
- Habitat restoration and stormwater treatment
- August 2018 – Stakeholder Outreach and Site Walk
- October 2018 – Community Workshop # 1
- December 2018 – Community Workshop #2
- January 2019 – Community Workshop #3