Oakland Municipal Zoo Improvements (former) – Oakland CA

Project type: Parks and Recreation, Zoos
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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) made improvements to the Oakland city zoo in 1935-36 when it was located in Sequoia Park (now Joaquin Miller Park). In 1939, the zoo relocated to its present site in Durant Park in the East Oakland hills.

WPA project cards show the approval of  $4,791 toward “Enlargement of elephant paddock in Sequoia Park; clearing out young Acacia growth in Park” in 1935  and $17,940 for “Landscaping – Sequoia and Heights Parks – Oakland, etc.” in 1936

The WPA also built the Woodminster Amphitheater and Cascade in Joaquin Miller Park later in the 1930s.

Source notes

WPA Project No. 65-3-4074, Approval Date 12-31-35 and WPA Project No. 65-3-863, Approval Date 3-31-36 - Fresno Public Library, San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center

 

Project originally submitted by Andrew Lavadiere on July 19, 2018.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


3490 Sanborn Dr, Oakland, CA 94602
Oakland, CA 94602

Coordinates: 37.81038, -122.1928

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