Temescal Regional Recreation Area

Temescal Picnic Areas - Oakland

Fees
Parking: Apply April through October. $5 per vehicle (when kiosk is attended); $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus in the North lot only.
No vehicle access for Buses or trailered vehicles in the South Broadway Terrace parking lot.
Dogs: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free.
Hours
Park Curfew
10pm - 5am

Gate Hours
8am - 10pm
Open between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted
Address
6500 Broadway
Oakland, CA, US 94648
Phone
Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Temescal Regional Recreation Area
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4561

Venue Activities

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Picnicing
Picnicking

Lake Temescal Water Quality Conditions

There are five (5) reservable sites at Temescal Regional Recreation Area. Beer and wine are allowed without a permit.

Big Rock (50 person capacity)

There is no shade at this site. This site is near the south parking lot, but still a 200 yard walk away. Flush toilets are 100 yards away. This site has a view of the lake.

Landvale (75 person capacity)

There is no shade at this site. This site is near the north parking lot, but still a 50 yard walk away. Vault toilets are 100 yards away. This site is a wheelchair accessible site. Three (3) picnic tables at the site are ADA. The freeway can be seen and heard at this site.

North Temescal (150 person capacity)

This site is near the north parking lot. Vault toilets nearby and are ADA accessible. This site is a wheelchair accessible site. Five (5) picnic tables at the site are ADA. There is a view of the lake. The site is close to the “tot lot” and the fishing dock.

Parkview (75 person capacity)

This site is accessed by a short walk uphill. This site is near the south parking lot, but still a 150 yard walk away. Flush toilets are 75 yards away.

Streamside (75 person capacity)

This site is near the south parking lot, but still a 200 yard walk away. Flush toilets are 100 yards away. There is a lawn and stream adjacent to the site. This site has shade.

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

Big Rock (50 person capacity)

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Big Rock 1
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Big Rock 2
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Big Rock 3

Landvale (75 person capacity)

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Landvale

North Temescal (150 person capacity)

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North Temescal 1
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North Temescal 2
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North Temescal 3

Parkview (75 person capacity)

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Parkview
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Parkview 2

Streamside (75 person capacity)

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Streamside 1
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Streamside 4

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.