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Parks & nature in Oakland

Park
“Popular neighborhood hangout with tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, playground”
11 locals recommend
Park
“You're a two block walk from this awesome park. There's a great area for toddlers, and swings, climbing structures and tons of open space for the bigger kids. Great spot for a picnic too.”
14 locals recommend
Pool
“More swimming and tennis play in the same block. Hopkins is a fun street with coffee shops, pizza and bakery shops. ”
14 locals recommend
Park
“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
Park
“Two canyon hikes to try are Leona Canyon, behind Merritt College, where you will see the reddish bark madrone, live oak, and Monterey Pine trees. At Dimond Canyon, with a trailhead off Fruitvale Avenue on El Centro, the best wooded view is near Leimert Bridge: Bay trees arch into a canopy, and just past that is a fern glade. From this point on, the Sausal Creek stream bed becomes the path, so any rains will make it impassable. If it is passable, up creek is a redwood canyon.”
10 locals recommend
Park
“Hidden gem of Oakland that nobody knows about. Includes all kinds of gardens including palm, rose , bonsai, tropical, Japanese rock, herb/sensory, and community vegetable garden. Open only 9-5ish.”
11 locals recommend
Park
“ quick, steep hike with incredible views of the Bay Area (and a great place to watch the sunset!) ”
8 locals recommend
Funeral Home
“Stunning gothic architecture with tons of glass ceilings in a historic 1900's building. A must see! Perfect for a walk, reading, meditation, or just admiring the scenery.”
10 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“If visiting UC Berkeley, make sure you get a chance to go up to the top of the campanile, the third-tallest bell and clock-tower in the world.”
8 locals recommend
Garden
“Bonsai trees from forever-ago. This place is so underrecognized, in my humble opinion. Beautiful collection of carefully curated trees. I was shocked the first time I came through and saw that one of the trees dated back to the 1800s.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“There is a paved walking trail around the Marina and at the end of the trail you can look out over the Bay and see both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. It's a lovely park and an iconic view. ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Sunday Farmer's Market. Starts early and goes until 2pm. Tons of great food trucks, fresh veggies and fruits, and vendors selling local goods. Then stroll up grand to check out more shops. ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“The best view of the bay area. Come here to enjoy a nice sunset or sunrise. ”
7 locals recommend
Pool
“The Piedmont Park is a beautiful venue to read, sit or relax and includes a tot lot for kids to play.”
6 locals recommend
Park
“5 min walk to a nice park with a creek. Great for reading a book, chatting with friends, or enjoying the sun”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Right up the street, grab a blanket and enjoy a picnic in this local park. ”
9 locals recommend