Due to overwhelming request we received at the day of the event, we have begun to sell Love Our Lake Day T-Shirts.
Shirts will sell for $25 dollars and go towards the creation of future open street events in Oakland. To purchase, click here. Be sure to note “Love Our Lake Day” as the preferred style. Sizes are Unisex
Love Our Lake Day – Oaklavía marks another magnificent day in Oakland. Were you there? Tell us about your experience and get a chance to win a gift certificate to some of our favorite local shops: Cato’s Ale House, Transport, Walden Pond Books, Peet’s. But you must submit responses by July 4. We want to hear from as many people as possible to help us bring fun and meaningful events to Oakland, so share the survey widely.
**Thanks to all who offered feedback and suggestions. We’ll be reviewing and honing our future Oaklavía plans. Raffle winners will be notified by email!
3.2 miles of roadway circling Lake Merritt, Oakland’s crown jewel, temporarily closed to auto traffic, designated for bicycling, walking, skating, dancing, hugging friends you hadn’t seen in ages, walking dogs, people-watching, connecting with community organizations, discovering new shops and restaurants, paddling / rowing the lake, admiring beautiful Oakland.
The 2pm dedication ceremony honoring Measure DD’s vision and Oaklanders who raised $200 million to improve water quality and lakeside facilities drew thousands of people, and featured dignitaries such as Mayor Jean Quan, BART Director Robert Raburn, Councilmembers Kernighan and McElhaney, former Councilmember Danny Wan, US Representative Barbara Lee, County Supervisor Keith Carson, California Governor Jerry Brown, Measure DD reps Naomi Schiff and James Vann. California Assemblyman Rob Bonta and his staff were in the crowd, volunteering alongside WOBO.
Did you hear Naomi’s perspective on KQED?
The food truck vendors ran out of food! Lake Chalet reported 35% increase in customers.
The number of volunteers that kept everyone safe and happy? 200
And performers? 40 different acts.
The smiles? About 15,000, mas o menos.
We’re collecting our photos, and promise to debut a Streetsfilm video by June 22.
Until then, read all about Love Our Lake Day – Oaklavía here: Media Hits
And be sure to let us know what you thought about the event! Fill out our Feedback Form here and you could win a gift card to some our favorite local shops.
- Experience car-free city streets for recreation and community building
- Temporary traffic closures along the entire Oaklavía route.
- Roadways become opportunities for strolling, cycling, roller skating, dancing, cafe seating, and people-watching
- Organized activities for children and adults
- A new way to enjoy the streets and celebrate our city