Lake Temescal

Temescal Beach House

Office Hours (at the Brazilian Room):
Monday - Friday, 10am-3pm
Reservable Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8am-12midnight
Saturday & Sunday, 9am-12midnight
6500 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 544-3164

Area Closure Notice - Temescal

  • The annual weed abatement is scheduled to begin on Friday May 20 through Friday May 27.
    • Access to the south parking lot will be partially closed to provide room for necessary equipment.
    • The upper trail and access will be closed during this time.
    • Updated on 5/23/2022

Water Quality Notice - Lake Temescal

Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) is present in the lake, but all toxins detected recently have been below state advisory thresholds. There are no current cyanobacteria advisories. Keep dogs away from water. See the Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Information page for additional details.

The Swim Facility/Area is OPEN.

Swim Beach Conditions [PDF] | Monitoring Program |


About the Facility

Opened to the public in 1936, the Beach House was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to house changing rooms on the ground floor for Lake Temescal visitors and office space (in what is now the event space) on the upper floor that served as the original headquarters for the park district.

Open Houses and Scheduling Tours

We have our open houses at the Brazilian Room every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 3pm-7pm. During these hours we will have staff on site who can give tours of the facility and provide information on the facility and rental process.

To make an appointment for a tour outside of the open house dates at the Brazilian Room or to schedule a tour of the Temescal Beach House, Fern Cottage, or Shoreline Center with a staff member, please call our office at 510-544-3164, or send us a message to

Rental Facilities Resources

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Contact Us

For Availability, Reservations, and Insurance Info:
Reservations Department
Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

For Appointments and General Facility Info:
Rental Facilities Operations 
Phone: (510) 544-3164 or email below
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm

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(mobile users: click on link to visit "full site")
1. Click on "Look for facilities now!" then "View Facilities" links
2. Filter by Facility Type: Indoor Facility
3. Then click "view availability" for the facility you wish to search