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Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Grand Opening
A Bay Area Blues Society saxophone player helped kick off the music part of the program which included the Unauthorized Rolling Stones, Big Bang Beat (Motown) and a Beatles Band – The Sun Kings.
Mayor Jerry Brown was on hand to congratulate the Port of Oakland on building Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.      
Oakland City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente addressed the crowd during the grand opening ceremony.          
Port of Oakland Board President Patricia A. Scates delivered welcome remarks to the park-goers. Scates explained to the opening day audience that the site, which had once been an abandoned military base, was transformed into a remarkable new place, Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, with the commitment of the Port of Oakland and the participation of hundreds of people from the local community and from regional organizations and agencies.
George Bolton, Co-Chair of the West Oakland Community Advisory Group, talked about the importance of how the community helped play an important role in making the park a reality.
Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel (right) looks on as Port of Oakland’s Richard Sinkoff (left) initiates the butterfly release that officially marked the park opening.
A child awed by the chance to hold a delicate butterfly in his hands.


Port of Oakland Executive Director Jerry Bridges called attention to the theme of the event, “You envisioned a Park…We built it,” as he thanked all those involved in making it happen.          
Bicycles were a popular mode of transportation at the grand opening as visitors traversed 40 acres of park.


East Bay Regional Park District Board President Doug Siden joined the festivities. The Park District co-sponsored the grand opening and will manage the park for the Port of Oakland.          
        Young stilt walkers in colorful costumes were part of the festive atmosphere at the grand opening of Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
Two happy kids after being treated to the creative talent of a face-painter at the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park grand opening.
On opening day Middle Harbor Shoreline Park visitors had lots of options for enjoyment - stunning views, great bands, and interesting educational booths provided by the Port of Oakland, East Bay Regional Park District and community groups – or they could choose to take a few moments to sit back and relax.