Oakland’s Kaiser Rooftop Garden

Whether or not you are from the Bay, there’s a good shot you haven’t been to Kaisers Rooftop Garden. Situated on the 5th floor of Kaisers parking structure, this hidden gem shines bright like a diamond (Rihanna, yes). Take a nap, snap some pictures, gander at the geese, grab a snack, it’s all here for the taking.

The Garden is one of the most tranquil areas of Oakland and a great place to sit and reflect. Not only to sit and reflect, but admire the reflections of the variety of plant species, adjacent buildings, and wildlife. A cafe complements the pond but the real reason for your visit is to escape the hustle and bustle down below.

Kaiser Rooftop Reflections
Kaiser Rooftop Reflections
Kaiser Garden Rooftop
Lounge, Lunch, Nap
Do you have the courage to cross?
Do you have the courage to cross?
Kaiser Rooftop Garden continued
Kaiser Rooftop Garden continued


Getting to the Garden

The garden is open daily from 9-5 and is freely accessible to anyone. I highly recommend getting here now before anymore high rises take a piece of the sunlight. Located at 300 Lakeside Drive, find the staircase in the parking structure and walk up 5 flights or take the elevator. If you don’t get to the area much, you can easily pair a day at the lake with a trip to the garden as it is adjacent to the lake.

First Date?

Does your crush live near by? Do your schedules line up for a midday date? This might be the ultimate first date spot if the weather holds.

Have you been the garden? What’s your favorite part about it?

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