Find BBQ Locations in Parks

See the map for locations for grilling food in Lakeside Park and Pine Knoll Park.

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Charcoal grilling is only allowed in designated areas where stationary grill pits have been installed. Please do not remove hot coals from pits.

Non-charcoal grilling is only allowed in designated areas. You may bring in your own portable non-charcoal grill. Your grill can not be wider than 27 inches.

Please note: Charcoal grills are not allowed in non-charcoal designated areas.

Large groups are encouraged to use the Bandstand and Lake Merritt Boating Center picnic sites. These locations have 3-section stationary charcoal barbecue pits and 3-4 picnic tables. You can download a map of these locations.

LOCATION

TYPE OF GRILL

HOURS FOR GRILLING

Bandstand Picnic Area located behind the Edoff Memorial Bandstand on the lake edge between Fairyland and the beach

Stationary charcoal pit grill(s)

Dawn to dusk

Picnic Area on knoll behind Lake Merritt Boating Center (Picnic Tables Near Sailboat House)

Stationary charcoal pit grill(s)

Dawn to dusk

Park area between Labyrinth and pump house (Statan @ Bellevue)

Stationary charcoal pit grill(s)

Dawn to dusk

Open space at the eastern end of Bellevue Avenue at Grand Avenue

Portable non-charcoal grills only

Grill size: Not to exceed 27 inches in width

Dawn to dusk

Park on the east side of Lake Merritt from Boden Way to Pine Knoll Park

Section 1 (Boden @ Lakeshore)

Section 2 (Cleveland @ Lakeshore)

Section 3 (Brooklyn @ Lakeshore)

Section 4 (Wesley @ Lakeshore)

Portable non-charcoal grills only

Grill size: Not to exceed 27 inches in width

8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pine Knoll Park (Lakeshore Avenue and Hanover Avenue)

Portable non-charcoal grills only

Grill size: Not to exceed 27 inches in width

8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.