Kaiser Center Roof Garden

4.4 Currently Closed
  • Address: 300 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612, USA, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Landmark, Family And Kids

Welcome to the mid-Oakland oasis, the Kaiser Center Roof Garden. It is proudly the first roof top garden post World War II. It was built in the 1960s but carries the same, if not more, pristine aura as before. This 3.5-acre green getaway is right in the middle of the city, the perfect place to sneak to if your running from the endless concrete jungle. 

People often bring their lunch or a small picnic, enjoy the weekend afternoon concerts and find the perfect break to their busy routine. The Kaiser Center Roof Garden has the prettiest landscape of fountains, a reflecting pool, beautiful lawns, and shrubs, trees and plantings. Ample sitting space is available with benches placed along the pond and the trees. You can take a walk on the meandering pathway, or across the wooden bridge, and sit near the pond and enjoy the sound of the splashing water.

The highlight of the garden remains in the concerts that take place every Friday. You can always bring your lunch and enjoy great music. Local artists will surprise you with their talent, an experience you cannot miss out on.

Kaiser Center Roof Garden Hours

  • On Fridays: 12 pm to 1 pm, concerts. Concerts are held only on Fridays. Check official website for details.

How to Reach Kaiser Center Roof Garden

  • BART- Pittsburg/Bay Point- SFIA/Millbrae, Richmond- Daly City/Millbrae, Warm Springs/ South Fremont- Richmond to stop- 19th St Oakland Station
  • Buses 33, 611, 805 to stop- Harrison St:21st Street

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  • Kaiser Center Roof Garden Address: 300 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612, USA, United States
  • Kaiser Center Roof Garden Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kaiser Center Roof Garden(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kaiser Center Roof Garden: 01:00 Hrs
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Kaiser Center Roof Garden Reviews & Ratings

  • Showed up at 5:45 and the elevator doesn’t let you up to the rooftop garden. Big padlocks on the stairs. Public is unwelcome. Thanks Kaiser. Why say open until 6:00? Lies.

  • Parking garage with rooftop garden. Open to the public until 6pm.

  • Cool place includes a small pond, geese, flowers and a little bridge!

  • Nice place to go with friends. But the security guard, is an ass. Kick us out multiple times before 6. Always coming to us like if we bad kids or something. All you see is 3-4 friends laying in the grass. Need to mellow the security guard.

  • Love shooting here, chasing after birds, and the scenery is breathtaking.

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