PlaceWorks worked with the City of Oakland to develop a design concept for Snow Park, reconfigure the intersection of Lakeside Drive and Harrison Street, and improve the path and landscape along Lake Merritt’s edge, as outlined in the 2002 Lake Merritt Master Plan. The Snow Park redesign will improve the functionality of the park to meet the needs of the local community, and the Streetscape Plan will reconfigure the intersection at 20th Street, reduce traffic lanes, treat stormwater and create a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly multimodal corridor along Lakeside Drive and Harrison Street adjacent to Lake Merritt. The integrated project design addresses community safety and livability concerns and creates a more inviting environment.
Lakeside Green Streets
Harrison Street from Grand ave to 19th. Lakeside Drive from Madison to 20th street.
City of Oakland Public Works
Landscape Architecture Team
McGuire and Hester
693,000 sq ft
Grounds Open To Public?
ReScape Rated Landscape Score
ReScape Landscape Highlights
- Over 80% native plants
- Stormwater was captured from impervious surfaces as well as over 130,000sf of roadway
- Relocated boulders were used on-site to provide wildlife shelter
- All trash cans have recycling
- LED lights utilized for park and roadway lighting