Cleveland Cascade Renovation
A Measure DD Project
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
Measure DD has worked in partnership with local volunteer efforts, which
have spearheaded the project.
Visit the Friends of the
Cleveland Cascade web site.
View photos of the completed
railing and stairway project.
$300,000 to help fix man-made waterfall
February 10, 2005, San Francisco Chronicle
giving new life to long-buried fountain near Lake
Merritt October 22, 2004, San Francisco
Measure DD bonds: $300,000.
Maintenance. The park area will be maintained the City
of Oakland with funds provided by the
and Lighting Assessment District. The fountain, if
restored, will be maintained by funds from a special
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