Athol Plaza Courts, Oakland, California (JL)

Athol Plaza Courts are public tennis courts which are part of the Oakland Recreation Department.  There is also a small park with benches, trees and grass next to the tennis courts. Located on the east side of Lake Merritt in the Merritt/Eastlake neighborhood, this is a nice park to sit in on a day when the geese have not made it impassable. As it's right by Merritt Bakery, you can even get a coffee and pastry and relax in the park. There is an added bonus of a couple of redwoods (see photo below!)

Because of the changes in the dogs-in-parks law in April, 2014, dogs are now allowed on-leash in this park.

Park at Athol Plaza Courts, Oakland, California (JL)


Foothill Boulevard and Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, California



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