Too many swans.
Don't call it a come back! Since restoring the tidal flow with the Oakland estuary, wildlife has returned and the smell has mostly gone. A great place to get your steps on.
The lake is a perfect 5K (running once around), and the Cleveland cascade is a nice spot to get in your stair work!
Makes for pretty views and correspondingly higher rents, but I wouldn't want to come into contact with anything that has touched that water, much less lives in it.
One lap around the lake is 3.1 miles. There are pull up and dip bars, plus adult-OK playground equipment.
Nice relaxing place to walk around on a sunny day.
Beautiful place to walk around, have a bbq, or do whatever you like!
Scenic runs around the lake
Great place to crush a simple 5k run and get your mileage count of the week. In the fall and winter, bring a headlamp if you plan on running after 6!
Feel very lucky to have this lake nearby even though the water can get a bit stinky. Many people use it for running, biking, picnicking, and boating.
Great place to walk around and do some exercising.
Best place to run or take a walk in Oakland
Oakland should clean up the lake. What a garbage dump...trash everywhere, dead animals floating in the water!
Such a great area for a walk or run
Take a walk around the lake. Great way to see Oakland.
Go early evening right when sun goes down great views and great place to walk. Don't believe the hype the boogie won't get you lol
Beautiful scenery while killing the calories!
A nice place for a simple walk with a loved one or a rigorous run alone. This makes for a perfect serene experience or a place to meet the locals.
@Lake Merritt is the oldest wildlife preserve in the country. It is home to thousands of migrant birds. Its also consider the "Crown Jewel" of Oakland.
Nice place for lunch time walk around the lake. But keep your eyes out of your phone. Your still in Oakland!
The people walking/jogging around the lake during the daytime are all usually friendly. No need to be weary of running solo before 6pm. :)
Run along the inside of the lake= ~3.2 miles. Run along the streets around the lake=~2.67miles
Don't drive into the lake...
Drink the Lake water to become immortal but be careful. Im being hunted by the Highlander.
Walk your dog. Don't be a prick about that shit. WALK YOUR DOG. Don't let them just sit inside.
Bike around the lake. Check out the bonsai garden.
Enjoy a walk around the lake, great views and fantastic places to stop along the way
Always smells like pot so wear a breathing mask to avoid the strong scent of Losers! Also wear headphones to avoid getting hit up for money.
#pachakutech tip for lake Merritt overlook
It is actually an estuary so bay and fresh water mixed together fish and ducks live in the lake but as my brother says don't eat the fish or fall in or swim
That's a good run
Just left another a awesome AirBNB experience!
Crazyies out at night make sure shank up
Watch your step
Beautiful day go lay out somewhere
Beautiful day for a run.
Best place to run.
Don't step into bird poo and stop playing with your phone and watch your kids
Be on the lookout for my hot friend "D"!
For a great warm-weather outing, rent a boat (canoe, kayak, rowboat, sailboat, or pedalboat!) from the Lake Merritt Boating Center. http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/s/boating/OAK029815
Nice playground! Great for a preschooler.
Great place for an afternoon stroll. Watch out for the pooping geese tho! Lots to do around the lake and great place to live!
A unique fresh and salt-water lake, the largest such lake located within an urban area consisting of 3.4 miles around the circumference and the United States' 1st official wildlife refuge since 1870.
Good place to run
Hop in a boat & see the lake from a different view.
Grand Lake Coffee House great spot to work or chill...free wifi!
Bring some bread for the birds
Run the lake. It's only 3.1 miles (5 km) around.