Fairyland Entrance

McGuire and Hester was part of the renovation to the entrance of Fairyland. It was transformed into a colorful and inviting walkway to welcome all. As a part of Lake Merritt, the highlights of this projects are increased parklands, more pedestrian and cyclist safety, and improved water quality.

OWNERCity of Oakland
LOCATIONLake Merritt


This project consisted of safety and accessibility improvements to pathways near Lake Merritt and Fairyland. Work included removing existing sidewalk, brick wall, and steps, relocating street lights, a traffic light and a bus stop shelter, widening sidewalks, building bulbouts, ADA compliant pathways, stairs and ramps, landscaping and repaving and re-striping.
Our crews also worked on the renovation of the Children’s Fairyland entrance, with the new twisting sidewalk installation of plants and new drainage. Final touches including fabricated stainless steel music-clef handrails and handmade tile on the new stairway.

The twisting sidewalk path.
Vibrant new landscaping and handmade tile

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