Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

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Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
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Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in the Port of Oakland
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
LocationOakland Bay/Alameda County, California
Nearest cityOakland, California
Area38 acres (15 ha) [1]
Created2004
Operated byPort of Oakland [1]
OpenMonday - Friday

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) is located on San Francisco Bay and the Port of Oakland entrance channel, west of downtown Oakland, California. [2] It is owned and operated by the Port of Oakland. The park entrance is at the intersection of 7th Street and Middle Harbor Road. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to dusk. [1]

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History

The park is primarily on land that was the former site of the Oakland Naval Supply Depot (1940−1998), which was an important supply base for the Pacific Fleet of the U. S. Navy throughout World War II. The Naval Supply Depot closed in 1998, and the 541 acres (2.19 km2) facility was transferred to the Port of Oakland, which still owns it. [1]

The section adjacent to the Port of Oakland, which includes Port View Park, was originally part of the Oakland Long Wharf or Oakland Pier−Mole, which was the massive western terminus of the Southern Pacific Railroad into San Francisco Bay. The interlocking tower from the railroad's pier has been moved and partially restored as a small commemorative museum. The mast of the USS Oakland is displayed at the entrance of the park. [1]

A 38 acres (0.15 km2) area was redeveloped for the park from 2002 to 2004. Redevelopment of the land included restoration of beaches and creation of a lagoon. [1] The park was opened to the public on September 18, 2004. [3]

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Accessibility

The following facilities are wheelchair accessible:

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