Directions

Here’s how to find us!

Heads up!

Heads up! There will be road restrictions in effect around Lake Merritt and surrounding streets on Sunday, July 3 (from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and Monday, July 4 (from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.). If you are driving to Fairyland from 580 (east or west), use the Harrison exit to avoid the closures on Grand and Lakeshore. As usual, parking will be available on Bellevue Avenue for Fairyland guests. Please be ready to present your digital tickets or Fairyland membership card to the attendant in the parking kiosk. Be sure to buy your tickets online ahead of time at fairyland.org/tickets.

Here are the full details on this weekend’s street closures:  

Lakeshore Avenue

  • Closed between MacArthur Boulevard and East 18th Street
  • Lakeshore Ave. exit from 580 West will be closed, however the Grand Ave. exit will remain open
  • No parking will be permitted
  • The following streets will be closed at Lakeshore Ave: Beacon St., Boden Way, Brooklyn Ave., Wayne Ave., and Hanover Ave.

El Embarcadero—Closed

Grand Avenue

  • Closed between Macarthur Blvd. and Bellevue Ave. (east)
  • No Parking will be permitted.
  • Bellevue Ave. Loop and its cross streets will be closed except to residents and Fairyland digital ticket holders. Buy your tickets online ahead of time at fairyland.org/tickets.

 

 For full details on these road restrictions, please visit: 

City of Oakland | City of Oakland Prepares to Support Large Crowds… (oaklandca.gov)

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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.

Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

                       

Public Transportation

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.

Driving Directions

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).

Parking

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.