Join Oakland Urban Paths as we explore West Oakland and its history. We’ll begin at the historic train station at 16th and Wood, and will be joined by architects Philip Banta and Norman Hooks, who envisioned a West Oakland Walk (W.O.W.) as as a network of “Parks, Places and People”. It’s an urban design concept to leverage central city assets into a “green social circuit” for walking, biking, organic gardening, exercising and meeting friends, activities that build sustainable communities.
This is a longer but flat walk—no stairs!—mostly on city sidewalks. Depending on timing and weather, we may do the full 4.5 mile loop from the train station to Lake Merritt and back, or we may do a shorter 3.6 mile loop.
Dogs on leash are welcome. It’s an exposed walk, so be sure to bring water, sunscreen and a hat.