Arrowhead Marsh at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Park

October 13, 2010 | Filed under: Hot Spots

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Sitting in between the Colosseum and the Airport, the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline is a stretch of parkland that surrounds what used to be known as the San Leandro Bay. This scenic park has some interesting features both manmade and natural.

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The Arrowhead Marsh is a short walk from the main parking lot and is amazingly shaped like its namesake. oaktownman used to dream as a kid to procure an inflatable raft and explore the little canals that wisp through the marsh here. That hasn’t happened yet, but at least there’s a wooden boardwalk that will take you out over part of the marsh.

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There’s a large field, underneath which lies a delightful city of ground squirrels who can be seen running from hole to hole.

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A ground squirrel on watch beside some sort of sonic sculpture installation.

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Arrowhead Marsh at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, operated by the East Bay Regional Park District

www.ebparks.org/parks/mlk

Doolittle Dr. & Swan Way, Oakland

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