Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
This 38-acre landscaped green space, the site of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet supply center from World War II until 1998, lies in the midst of the vast industrial landscape of an active container seaport. The Oakland’s mast heralds the park’s many historical maritime features, including bollards for tying up ships, pier remnants, and the outlined footprint of the Navy’s four-acre warehouse. Other features include a sandy beach, an amphitheater, a large restored salt marsh, and nearly three miles of wide, level trails that weave through the park.
At the park’s center is Point Arnold, a 16-acre grassy peninsula with a wharf (44-inch railings), an accessible viewing telescope, and picnic sites.
Trailhead: Numerous locations throughout the park
Length: Over 4 total miles
Typical Width: 4 ft. & above
Typical Grade: LevelThere’s only one gentle grade, to the observation tower.
Terrain: FirmTrails throughout have eroded and are rough in places. Don’t expect a smooth ride.
DescriptionYou can explore the shoreline and inland areas of the park while learning about the site's history, its environmental resources, and the adjacent maritime activities from the interpretive panels scattered throughout. For great views as well as an overview of the park, begin your exploration at the observation tower at the park’s southern end. It’s best to follow...
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The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.
Accessible Parking: Yes
Accessible Restroom: Yes
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Reviewed by Bonnie Lewkowicz, September 12, 2014
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