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Address: 1233 Preservation Park Way, (between 12th and 13th Streets), Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Number: 510 874 7580
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Location of 16 restored early Oakland Victorian homes.

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Stepping Back in time

Walking in Preservation Park is like stepping back in time. It's a lovely place to take your family photos, especially at Christmas since they decorate the place really nicely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
Coffy B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Spent the AM here in June. My wife and I and a Close friend walked all the way around the pond. There is a Bar and Coffee shop on one end in the middle.

Thank lrempala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Walking in Preservation Park is like stepping back in time. It's a lovely place to take your family photos, especially at Christmas since they decorate the place really nicely. Or, it's also possible to have events there. I've seen some lovely weddings. The Old Oakland Victorians are lovely!

Thank Coffy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

When Oakland was developing the downtown area many wonderful old Victorians were found to be in the way. Instead of tearing them down they were moved to preservation park just behind the Federal building. The homes are now occupied by nonprofit groups, lawyers and other such business . There is one wonderful lunch place. A walk through the grounds and... More 

Thank KEAE12141
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My organization rents out rooms in the summer to host workshops for educators. It is central - which is great! Even though it is in the middle of a city, it provides a relaxing environment that feels just outside the chaos of a city.

Thank Grehg P
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you have a chance to catch an outdoor concert in Preservation Park ...GO! Beautiful restored homes line the blocked off streets and create a unique backdrop for music, art and other gatherings. Check this out, very unique and unexpected in the heart of downtown Oakland.

Thank Anne i
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fascinating restoration of some beautiful late 19th century Oakland houses. Gardens and houses well-maintained ... I wish it were better known.

Thank deena w
Salem, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wonderful photo opportunities. Must have been interesting to live here when these were private homes

Thank EveandRuss
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The place is a time capsule of old Oakland at the turn of the 19th century with the collection of beautiful houses to admire. I am so glad that many were saved from demolition when the freeway was built. Also Rio California is there for good Brazilian food.

Thank Bruce B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I walk by there all the time. Oakland moved a load of old Victorians to this site, rebuilt them and they are various kinds of offices, lawyers, non profits etc. They are actually pretty well documented and interesting if you are into local Northern California history. It is something to see

Thank oldjgw
Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love this place on the water, rode Segways around this park, so fun! So many people enjoying this park. A great place to get some exercise!

Thank datagram314

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