OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Gov. Jerry Brown returned to Oakland Sunday afternoon to attend a grand opening dedication at Lake Merritt.READ MORE: Family Holds Vigil, Seeks Accountability From Alameda Police Following In-Custody Death Of Mario Gonzalez
“Love Our Lake Day” marks the completion of a brand new amphitheater and four-acre park at the south end of the lake, Oakland spokesman Harry Hamilton said.
Brown was joined by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, to celebrate the lake’s “transformation” as a result of various improvement projects financed by voter-approved bond Measure DD, Hamilton said.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Santa Clara Set To Deliver 1 Millionth Dose Amid Supply Influx - 'Something To Celebrate'
Other enhancements to Lake Merritt include the renovation of the Municipal Boathouse, the 18th Street Pier and several improvement projects at Children’s Fairyland.
Attendees enjoyed live music, salsa dancing, free bike rentals and food trucks throughout the day in neighborhoods surrounding the lake.