Great April and May walks coming up…

There are a couple of great walks coming up. Join us!

April 14 – Laurel to the Redwoods

Join us on Saturday, April 14th to trek from the Laurel District to the Redwoods. We are very excited to have Oakland historian Dennis Evanosky joining us to share area history with us.

  • This strenuous 5-mile walk includes stairs, hills and uneven terrain. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and snacks. Strong walkers only, please.
  • Meet in front of St. Lawrence O’Toole Roman Catholic Church at 10:00am. We will return no later than 1:00pm. Taking a #54 AC bus back to the starting point from Merritt College is an option for a quicker return.
  • Heavy rain cancels, light rain doesn’t (Walking in the rain is ok, ‘ya know we need it).
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed.

We’ll start at the church and head for McCrea Memorial Park to check out Oakland’s own casting ponds. After crossing Highway 13 via pedestrian overcrossing, we’ll check out the Leona Lodge before climbing alongside the waterfalls of Leona Heights Park and end our exploration with a great bay view from the Merritt College parking lot.

May 6th – Jane’s Walk: Exploring Oakland’s History on Foot with
Interactive Audio

We’re planning to continue our tradition of hosting walk(s) as part of the Jane’s Walk celebration, in coordination with the California Preservation Foundation’s annual conference (in Oakland!) during the first week in May.

  • 5/6, 10am
  • Meet at NE Corner of 11th and Broadway in front of the Key System Building Mural.


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