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Temescal Regional Recreation Area

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One of Oakland's Gems

Very large regional park right in the middle of the city with a big beach. Lots of places to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Good walk or picnic

This is close to my house and on my 10,000 steps per day route. The walk around the lake is easy... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Oakland, California
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6502 Broadway Ter, Oakland, CA 94618-2102
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Very large regional park right in the middle of the city with a big beach. Lots of places to picnic, hike and run around. Great for families or outdoor parties.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is close to my house and on my 10,000 steps per day route. The walk around the lake is easy and pleasent. There are 2 approaches. Off Broadway Terrace with limited parking at the entrance or off Broadway where there is a pay lots...More

Thank astephenz
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Take a hike around the lake, sit on the beach in the sun. Water is not always safe due to algae. Great place for a picnic. Popular.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The quality of the water here has suffered recently due to weather and flow conditions. Don't plan on any swimming or wading. Walking or jogging around the small reservoir is more fun if the aquatic birds are active. The kid's playground is always good and...More

Thank ktgOakland
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Nice park and a great place to have a picnic. They struggle with restrictions on the safety of the water in the lake. Nice beach for a sun tan.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We are frequent here and for a reason) 2 playgrounds, a walking/running path, manicured lawns, ample picnic spots, birdwatching (and you need no spyglass to see them), the beautiful lake with swimming area, fishing, clean restrooms with warm water, and the list is not full...More

Thank Phylomela
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Temescal park is a hidden gem tucked in the Upper Rockridge area off Broadway Terrace. It is super clean and lots to do from fishing to playing games on the stretches of green grass. There are two play structures areas and paths to bike, walk...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Really great little park for bbq and fishing and really proximate to urbanites of oakland. It's so close we probably don't appreciate it and use it enough.

Thank oakpit
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a great secret gem in Oakland. Yes we have an excellent swimming lake at lake temescal. Try to go off peak to avoid the kiddie crowds. Bring your beach towel and spread out on the sand or in the lawn area. Then dive...More

Thank cvalentino
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I live nearby and walk here almost every day. The lake is a favorite for swimming, but unfortionately it gets water quality problems in the summer. However, it is still a great place for walking. They charge for parking and dogs during the day when...More

Thank Jessamyn W
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