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Best parks in Oakland

“Lake Merritt is a great place to take a walk around the lake and get a feel for the local community. The weekends with nice weather are especially good!”
421 locals recommend
“A million hiking trails, many options for various ability levels. Wonderful views of the Bay Area.”
177 locals recommend
“A great spot to watch the sunset - free and fun to walk into to look at the flowers as well ”
60 locals recommend
“The redwoods are amazing and your don't have to deal with the crowds at Muir woods”
52 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of the truly great botanical gardens on the West Coast. Don't miss the redwood grove across the street from the garden itself. Access is given by the ticket office. Concerts played in the grove during summer months. Also the site of many weddings.”
36 locals recommend
“A nice, easy but gently hilly walk along the water. Enjoy views of San Francisco and all sorts of native wildlife.”
50 locals recommend
“Tilden Park has something for everyone. Miles of hiking trails among the east bay hills, a merry-go-round and steam trains and little-farm for the youngsters, botanical gardens, a golf course, a lake....just a fantastic regional park.”
26 locals recommend
“Visit secret labyrinths in the heart of a volcanic preserve in the Oakland hills. Really beautiful spot for an easy hike. ”
34 locals recommend
“gem of a place. gorgeous in-n-out tree-lined shore of Berkeley's hidden lake. good for bird watching, or watching kayakers and skulling, and enjoying the sunset among grass, fresh ocean air, and plethora of trees. wonderful wooden playground for the kiddos.”
22 locals recommend
“Beautiful sight seeing. Amazingly 360 view of the San Francisco Bay, including both the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. Must see for sunset. ”
5 locals recommend
“Great for kids, having a picnic, taking a walk, or just people watching on a nice day. ”
22 locals recommend
“A super awesome place to bring kids for a rare playground in the US: a playground with tools and paint. Bring clothes you can get messy in. Also this place is right in the Marina with beautiful views of the Bay.”
20 locals recommend
“Beautiful park. From here you can hike all the way up to Joaquin Miller Park. Sausal Creek runs through the park and filled with big redwoods and oak trees.”
16 locals recommend
“Normally goes by the name "Frog Park". This is a small park with a fenced-in dog area as well as a great kids' area with lots of structures to climb and slide on. Swings as well.”
15 locals recommend
“Escape to a quite hidden park amidst the giant freight ships and ship-to-shore cranes with STUNNING views of San Francisco. Peek through the free binoculars and take a look at San Francisco from our side of the bay. Have a picnic on the grass and watch the birds as they fly in and out of the bird sanctuary.”
15 locals recommend
“The next closest regional park from the cottage (approximately .5 mile). It is located on the left hand side of the road about .25 miles past the entrance to Sibley. There's a great 45-60 minute self guided loop trail just inside the park.”
13 locals recommend