Category Archives: Attractions

Children’s Fairyland: the Inspiration for Disneyland?

Every Oaklander with kids is familiar with Children's Fairyland –  a storybook-themed amusement park on the shores of Lake Merritt!  The park feeatures storybook sets, kid-friendly rides, animals, puppet shows, gardens, and children's theater! The park was founded by Oakland businessman Arthur Navlet, and designed by local architect William Russell Everitt.  When it opened in 1950,…

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Lake Merritt – a Unique Urban Oasis

Check out the latest post on the TravelFeed travel blog: "1200 Lakeshore is a mid-century modern apartment building on the South shore of Lake Merritt. It is notable for its architecture, its rooftop gardens, and its many famous residents, which have included NBA All-Star Stephen "Steph" Curry, NBA champion and coach Stephen Kerr, actress Candice Bergen,…

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