Touring the ‘New’ Lake Merritt, Oakland

 

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Map of Lake Merritt, Oakland. It’s roughly three miles around lake with connecting wallking/jogging paths all the way around of America’s largest inner city salt water lake

 

Southwest corner of Lake Merritt with recently installed new walking and jogging path and greenery

Southwest corner of Lake Merritt with recently installed new walking and jogging path and greenery

 

Moving counter-clockwise due west ¬†facing Embarcadero (Bay) and old Oakland Auditorium from new spacious ‘green’ where Golden Sate Warriors and others have celebrated and where outdoor events take place

 

Moving counterclockwise, away from Oakland Courthouse along newly installed path at Southwest corner of lake near 1200 Lakeshore

Moving counterclockwise (these folks are walking clockwise) , now due west,away from Oakland Courthouse along newly installed path at Southwest corner of lake near 1200 Lakeshore

 

Cormeranz', seagull and other resident ducks enjoying the shoreline area

Cormorants, seagull and other resident ducks enjoying the shoreline area

 

 

 

Well kept homeless tent area other side of west Lake area leading out to newly opened Embarcadero 'feed' with trails on either side

Well kept homeless tent area other side of west Lake area leading out to newly opened Embarcadero ‘feed’ with trails on either side

 

Looking across Lake Merritt to East and Oakland foothills

Looking across Lake Merritt to NorthEast and Oakland foothills

 

 

New walking bridge connects west to south legs of Lake Merritt, Oakland

New walking bridge connects west to south legs of Lake Merritt, Oakland

 

 

Newly installed jogging/wallking path and greenery along south side of Lake Merritt, looking west at City Courhouse in background

 

Seagulls enjoy Lake Merritt swim while lone pelican suns itself

Seagulls enjoy Lake Merritt swim while lone pelican suns itself

 

Close-up of that lone pelican. Lake Merritt is home to many species of water foul

Close-up of that lone pelican. Lake Merritt is home to many species of water fowl

 

Heron in grand duck pond north side of Lake Merritt

Heron in grand duck pond north side of Lake Merritt

 

Popular 'grand' duck pond (along Grand Avenue), north side of Lake Merritt, Oakland

Popular ‘grand’ duck pond (along Grand Avenue), north side of Lake Merritt, Oakland

 

 

More from Lake Merritt duck pond - How many species can you name. Even if you can't see them here feel free to trust your memory from recent visits

More from Lake Merritt duck pond – How many species can you name. Even if you can’t see them here feel free to trust your memory from recent visits

 

North of duck pond , Canadian geese enjoying there now-permanent residence on Lake Merritt

North of duck pond , Canadian geese enjoying there now-permanent residence on Lake Merritt

 

Famous old fountain between Lake Merritt and Grand Ave off Perkins

Famous old fountain and gathering ‘circle’ between Lake Merritt and Grand Ave off Perkins

 

Very old rubber? tree, Northeast end (Grand Avenue) of Lake Merritt Small black birds have been known to dive bomb walkers and joggers from this tree

Very old rubber? tree, Northeast end (Grand Avenue) of Lake Merritt Small black birds have been known to dive bomb walkers and joggers from this tree