Since 1969, the Junk Boat at Lincoln Square Recreation Center has been a delightful playground structure for neighborhood kids in Oakland’s Chinatown. oaktownman’s grandmother used to bring him there to play when he was little.
A junk boat was apparently another one of china’s innovations made famous by Italians. There was gunpowder, spaghetti, and in this case these junk boats are said to have inspired the design of the ships Columbus used to sail to the New World.
The play structure is an absolute delight to young children.
Junk Boat at Lincoln Square Recreation Center
250 10th Street, OaklandTags: Activities, Chinatown, Kids, Landmarks, Outdoors, Parks