Idora Park - Oakland, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 50.672 W 122° 15.901
10S E 564665 N 4188820
Quick Description: A former park that was razed and became houses.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 11:56:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMJH21
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Idora Park was a 17.5-acre (71,000 m2) Victorian era trolley park in north Oakland, California constructed in 1904 on the site of an informal park setting called Ayala Park on the north banks of Temescal Creek. Idora Park was leased by the Ingersoll Pleasure and Amusement Park Company that ran several eastern pleasure parks. What began as a pleasure ground in a rural setting for Sunday picnics evolved over time into the finest amusement park in the part of the San Francisco Bay Area known as the East Bay. Popularity of the park declined after the advent of the automobile and in 1929, Idora Park was razed.

Located on the block bounded by Telegraph Avenue, Shattuck Avenue, 56th and 58th streets in the northern section of Oakland, Idora Park was famous for its Opera house. Idora Park was a walled-in park and admission to the park was 10 cents and it was open thirty or more weeks a year. A man named Bertrand York managed the park from 1911 until its demise in 1929."

--Source (visit link)
Date Park Opened: 1/1/1903

Date Park Closed: 1/1/1929

Current Use or Function:
houses


Is the park still there?: No

If not, what is in its place now?:
houses


Address: Not listed

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