Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline

Martin Luther King Jr. Picnic Areas - Oakland

Fees
Parking: No fees*
*Parking for major sporting and Coliseum events: $40 per vehicle.
Dogs: No fee. Dogs are not allowed in the marsh areas. Dogs must be on a leash (six-foot maximum) elsewhere in the park.
Hours
Park/Gate Hours
Nov.-Jan.: 8am-5pm
Feb.: 8am-6pm
Mar.-Apr.: 8am-8pm
May-Aug.: 8am-9pm
Sep.: 8am-8pm
Oct. 8am-7pm
Address
Doolittle Dr. & Swan Way
Oakland, CA, US 94616
Phone
Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4541

Venue Activities

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Picnicing
Picnicking

There are eight (8) reservable sites at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. Beer and wine are allowed without an additional permit.

West Side picnic sites: Off Doolittle Drive

Blue Heron (150 person capacity)

This site is approximately 75 yards away from the parking lot and 50 yards from flush toilets. There two (2) ADA picnic tables available. This site is good for launching kayaks.

Pelican (150 person capacity)

This site is nearest to the Shoreline Center. The parking lot is nearby. Flush toilets are next to the site. Inflatable play equipment is allowed with an additional permit. There are four (4) ADA picnic tables available.

Rail (150 person capacity)

There is a paved path to the site and is the best access for wheelchair use. Parking is nearby and close to the boat launch area. Inflatable play equipment is allowed with an additional permit. There are flush toilets near the site.

East Side picnic sites: Off Swan Way

Bufflehead (35 person capacity)

This site is not wheelchair accessible. Parking and flush toilets are approximately 100 yards away

Egret (50 person capacity)

Parking and flush toilets are approximately 200 yards away

Kingfisher (35 person capacity)

It is a short walk in to the site on a paved path. The site is also paved. Parking and accessible flush toilets are approximately 50 yards away. ADA accessible.

Plover (50 person capacity)

It is a short walk in to the site but the path is not paved. Parking and flush toilets are approximately 50 yards away.

Tern (150 person capacity)
Parking is adjacent to site. Site is near the whale sculpture and sand play area. Flush toilets are nearby.

Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.

West Side picnic sites: Off Doolittle Drive

Blue Heron (150 person capacity)

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Blue Heron 1
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Blue Heron 2

Pelican (150 person capacity)

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Pelican 1
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Pelican 2
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Pelican 3

Rail (150 person capacity)

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Rail 1
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Rail 2
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Rail 3

East Side picnic sites: Off Swan Way

Bufflehead (35 person capacity)

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Bufflehead 2
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Bufflehead 3
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Bufflehead 4

Egret (50 person capacity)

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Egret 2

 

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Egret 3
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Egret 4

Kingfisher (35 person capacity)

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Kingfisher 1
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Kingfisher 2
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Kingfisher 3

Plover (50 person capacity)

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Plover 1
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Plover 2
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Plover 3

Tern (150 person capacity)

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Tern 1
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Tern 2
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Tern 3

Contact Reservations

Reservations & drop-in info for upcoming activities, classes, programs & events and
indoor facilities & picnic sites availability info can be accessed online, 24 hours a day.

For Questions and Indoor Facilities/Picnic Reservations,
please call our Reservations Department
Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and holidays.