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Lake Merritt with it's pathways, bird sanctuary, boating, beach, fauna, & Flora is ringed by lovely high rise apartment houses, stately Mansions & many interesting shopping ares makes this area a delight to visit. Literally thousands of joggers & walkers make the almost 3 mile circuit of this beauty. Canoes, row boats & sail boats are availer for rent. Scull boat racers practice on it's clean waters. Picknic areas, benches, playgrounds, horse shoe pits, botanically gardens, Children's Fairyland all make for a wonderful area to spend a day.