Photo courtesy Laura Sutta
Lake Merritt Community Alliance (LMCA) is a diverse coalition of concerned residents, park visitors, and community groups advocating for public health, safety, and harmony at Lake Merritt. Known as the Jewel of Oakland, Lake Merritt is North America’s oldest wildlife refuge, and a top tourist attraction. LMCA seeks to ensure that Lake Merritt benefits everyone, including wildlife.
LMCA recognizes that the management of Lake Merritt brings up complex and sensitive issues, with competing priorities and values. LMCA advocates for sensible solutions and appropriate enforcement of laws, health codes, and park rules to ensure Lake Merritt can be a safe, vibrant, and healthy shared asset for all to enjoy for generations to come.
PRIMARY AREAS OF CONCERN
Amplified sound, particularly at volumes known to be hazardous to physical and psychological health
Traffic safety (reckless driving, illegal parking, and other traffic issues)
Sanitation, trash, and rodent controls
Harm to wildlife and the desecration of the environment
Oakland Police Department Non-Emergency: 510-777-3333
Call 311 or use the OAK311 app to report parking, traffic, trash, and maintenance issues.
Call 510-238-3099 M-F 8:30-5:00pm to report parking issues.
Park Stewards – deployed Saturday-Sunday, 10-6 pm. Text or call for help with amplified noise and other park rule concerns. They are not an enforcement group.
Danilo Garcia: 510-846-8663
Porsche Washington: 510-846-6354