Originating as part of the Estuary Policy Plan, the project 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 located along the Oakland Estuary south of Jack London Square at the mouth of the Lake Merritt Channel. The existing park incorporates the Jack London Aquatic Center, youth and adult rowing programs, a multi-use field for soccer and team sports, a public boat launching ramp, and a group picnic area. The old 'Cash and Carry' property will become part of the park, expanding the total park area.
The project will develop a Master Plan Vision and Phasing strategy for park renovation and expansion. The project began in 2018 with an intensive community engagement process; then went on hold from January 2019 until March of 2021. The City is restarting the project with a new design team, building on the community input received in 2018. Phase 1 improvements will be implemented with available funds as the City continues to seek funding to implement future phases.
COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULE:
Community Workshop #4: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 10am - 1pm at Estuary Park
Please join us to provide feedback on the updated master plan vision for the park and your priorities for the Phase 1 implementation project targeted to start construction in Fall 2023!
Community Workshop #1: October 17th 2018 6-8pm
Community Workshop #2: December 5th, 2018 6-8pm
Community Workshop #3: January 31, 2019 6-8pm