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The Oakland Marathon is happening Sunday, March 19! This year’s route circles Lake Merritt twice. Expect heavy traffic —auto and foot—from early morning to at least 2 p.m. If you're planning to visit Fairyland on this day, we recommend walking, biking, or taking public transit. Click here to see a map that shows all the road closures in the area.
Bellevue Avenue Parking will open by 9:45 am; there will be runners on Bellevue Ave until 11 am. Parking will be limited on Bellevue due to a lane for runners.
If you must drive, please follow these directions to avoid some frustration. Because eastbound Grand Avenue will be closed until 11:00 a.m., you will need to take I-580 (East or West) and exit at Grand Avenue. Then head west (Lake Merritt will be on the left). At the stop light closest to Fairyland, turn left onto Bellevue Avenue to park, keeping in mind that its gates will not open until 9:45 a.m. Expect delays throughout the day.
Our 10-acre outdoor park is located on the shore of Lake Merritt at Grand Avenue and Bellevue, inside Lakeside Park. If you live nearby, it’s easy to visit us via public transportation. If you’re driving, there is ample paid parking nearby.
699 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Children's Fairyland is BARTable!
Take BART to 19th Street station. It's a 10-minute walk to Fairyland.
Then, exit to the 20th Street stairway to street level.
Walk on 20th Street to Harrison Street. Turn left on Harrison.
Turn right on Grand Avenue.
Fairyland is one block away, at the intersection of Grand and Bellevue (right side).
On AC Transit (bus):
Take the #12 bus from the 19th Street BART station to Fairyland.
From Marin, Richmond: Take 80 West to 580 East (toward Hayward).
From San Francisco: Take the Bay Bridge to 580 East (toward Hayward).
From Walnut Creek: Take 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel to 580 East (toward Hayward).
From Berkeley: Take 580 East (toward Hayward).
From 580 East:
Take the Harrison Street exit in Oakland and turn right onto Harrison.
Turn left at Grand Avenue.
Children’s Fairyland is one block away, at the intersection of Grand and Bellevue.
Turn to the right and park.
From Hayward, San Leandro, or Pleasanton:
Take 580 West to the MacArthur/Harrison exit in Oakland.
Turn left on Harrison and left on Grand Avenue.
Fairyland is one block away on the right, at the intersection of Grand and Bellevue.
From San Jose, Hayward, or Fremont:
Take 880 North to the Oak Street exit in Oakland.
Turn right on Oak, which becomes Lakeside Drive.
Turn right on Grand Avenue.
Fairyland is located one block away, at the intersection of Grand and Bellevue (right side).
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until dusk: $2.00 for the first two hours, $10.00 for the day. Field trip buses may drop off guests. Unfortunately, there is no bus parking available on Bellevue.
Saturday and Sunday: $5.00 for the day.
Please remove all valuables from your vehicle. Unfortunately, break-ins are a reality.