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Cleveland Cascade Renovation
A Measure DD Project


Project Description

Historic photo of Cleveland CascadeThe Cleveland Cascade is an historic hillside park and fountain located on the shore of Lake Merritt.  Its most prominent feature was a fountain with a cascading series of pools along side a stairway reaching from the Cleveland Heights district above to Lakeshore Avenue below.  The Cascade dates from the 1920s but its dramatic fountain fell into disuse in the 1950s.

The Measure DD renovation project includes the historic stairway, lighting, railings, and related concrete work.  Restoration of the fountain itself may be undertaken if a maintenance endowment can be arranged.

Measure DD has worked in partnership with local volunteer efforts, which have spearheaded the project.

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More Information

Visit the Friends of the Cleveland Cascade web site.

View photos of the completed railing and stairway project. Cleveland Cascade

 

 

Press:

Oakland: $300,000 to help fix man-made waterfall  February 10, 2005, San Francisco Chronicle
Volunteers giving new life to long-buried fountain near Lake Merritt October 22, 2004, San Francisco Chronicle

Status

Design

Bid

Construction

Funding

Development. Measure DD bonds: $300,000.
Maintenance. The park area will be maintained the City of Oakland with funds provided by the Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District.  The fountain, if restored, will be maintained by funds from a special endowment.

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