The Views of Parks in Oakland, California collection contains 30 photographic prints taken circa 1905. The collection features
views and scenes from several Oakland area parks, including Lake Merritt, Lakeside, Mosswood, Bella Vista, Bushrod, DeFremery,
and Piedmont. The photographs picture boating, May Festival ceremonies, a track and field event, lawn bowling, a concert,
school groups, playground scenes, and other recreational activity. More general views illustrate park design and landscaping.
The downtown Oakland skyline is also pictured in many of the photographs.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of the Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.