Union Point Park is an exciting new nine-acre waterfront venue located near Coast Guard Island, just south of the
Embarcadero area shoreline. The park offers waterfront
access, park activities, and attractive open space in an area of Oakland that has lacked such
opportunities. It is owned and operated by the City of Oakland.
Union Point Park reflects the vision and collective efforts
of a broad range of community groups, agencies, and individuals
including the Unity Council, the
Trust for Public Land, the Coastal Conservancy, the City of
Oakland, the Port of Oakland, the University Oakland Metropolitan Forum, PGA Design, and Mario Schjetnan of Grupo de Diseno Urbano.
The park is located at 2311 Embarcadero East
between Dennison & Kennedy Streets:
The park adjoins Union Point Marina and offers a wide range of engaging opportunities
enticing views of the marina and estuary;
picnic and barbeque facilities - these may be
reserved by calling (510) 238-3187;
parking, restrooms, and water fountains;
expansive lawns and gardens;
spectacular landscape architecture and features;
children's play structures with a marine theme; and
and bike paths, some of which are part of the
The park is owned and operated by the City of
Oakland. Park space and facilities can be reserved by calling
City of Oakland Parks and Recreation Department at (510) 238-3187.
Waterfront Action cannot make reservations for you.
Park Grand Opening
The September 10, 2005 Grand Opening of the park was
well-attended by the community and included children's activities, entertainment,
and a formal dedication ceremony.
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views of the estuary and Union Point Marina, together with a broad waterfront promenade...
Expansive lawns, picnic benches, and barbeque areas, inviting the public...
play structures with a
Spectacular landscape architecture and artistic elements...