Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline is a dog-friendly 741-acre park leased from the Port of Oakland, protecting the remainder of a once-extensive marshland at San Leandro Bay.
At the intersection of Doolittle Drive and Swan Way is the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Grove, completed with community support and dedicated in 1993. The grove consists of a group of trees surrounding a grassy glade. There is also a brick wall inscribed with donors’ names.
The 50-acre Arrowhead Marsh is a stopover on the Pacific Flyway and is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network–dogs must be on-leash at all times.
Another part of San Leandro Bay is accessible from a parking lot at the north end of Edgewater Drive. Garretson Point is named in honor of the late Fred Garretson, a Tribune reporter whose stories inspired successful efforts at bayland preservation. Access to Damon Marsh is from Oakport Drive in Oakland.
Dogs welcome. Leash required in marsh area. Swimming is not allowed.