Cypress Freeway Memorial Park
photo from Our Oakland
The Cypress Freeway Memorial Park is a park located at 14th and Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA. It occupies space around the rebuilt Oakland Fire Station #3, and includes several art installations to remember the victims and rescuers of the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

A statue of twisted metal columns recalls the collapsed part of the Cypress freeway and the ladders that rescuers brought to attempt to rescue survivors, and also represents the hopes of the community to rise from the dust. Many of the responders in the first wave were area residents who brought ladders from home.

The wall outside the fire station has a mural titled "15 seconds" which is how long the main temblor lasted, and shows the seismograph trace from the earthquake.

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(510) 238-PARK

Website

 http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/s/Parks/index.htm

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