Lake Merritt

Oakland's Fairyland: a wonderland in miniature

May 22, 2017
Under CC license from Flickr user Connie Ma

 

Children's Fairyland is a storybook-themed amusement park on the shores of Lake Merritt. Have you ever been inside? Reporter Dalia Cuenca pulls back the curtain.

Hey Area: Is Lake Merritt really a lake?

Apr 3, 2017

Is Lake Merritt actually a lake? The answer is no!

A more accurate name might be Lagoon Merritt or Slough Merritt, as it's connected to the salty ocean water of the Bay. In this short-answer segment, reporter Jürgen Klemm dives into the history of Oakland's heart-shaped body of water. 

Geraldine Ah-Sue

 

Lake Merritt is often referred to as the Jewel of Oakland. By day, you can see fitness enthusiasts running and birds splashing in the water. But as the sun begins to set, the crowd thins out, and a string of 3,400 pearly light bulbs begin to glow. 

Eden Bassett Jones

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Brittani Sensabaugh: a photographer whose project, 222 Forgotten Cities, documents the beauty and struggle of daily life in marginalized communities of color across the U.S.  

It’s practically the weekend, and if you’re wondering how you’re going to spend it, here are a few suggestions on what to do and where to go around the Bay Area.

Christopher Chan

If you are looking for unique suggestions on what to do around the Bay Area this weekend, you are in luck! We have a few hand-picked choices, just for you. 

Jen Chien

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Lake Merritt

Jun 28, 2013
Tiffany Camhi

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.