Transportation and Parking Info

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There is no on-site parking available for the Dragon Boat Festival! We have made arrangements with nearby parking garages for $5 all day parking and will be operating shuttles all day to BART and the garages.


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The Dragon Boat Festival Public Parking is located in a secure parking garage and will be served with frequent service by free, dedicated Dragon Boat Festival shuttles that will bring you within steps of the Festival. Note that Dragon Boat Festival parking in the surrounding residential neighborhoods is not allowed.

  1. BART + Walk.

    Take BART to the 19th Street BART station and walk about 20 minutes to the Dragon Boat Festival. The address to use for walking directions is the Lake Merritt Boating Center, 568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

  2. BART + Free Dragon Boat Festival Shuttle.


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    Take BART to the 19th Street BART station and take our free, dedicated Dragon Boat Festival Shuttle (look for the yellow school buses). The BART Dragon Boat Festival Shuttle stop is located on Broadway between 19th and 20th in front of the Oakland Tribune building. When you are inside the 19th Street BART station, go to the middle of the station and walk out the Broadway Street Exit. The shuttle stop is located directly at the top of the stairs. Do not go to the Lake Merritt BART station, as it is not close to the race site.

    • Shuttle Hours: 9am - 6pm
  3. Park + Free Dragon Boat Festival Shuttle.


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    Park in the designated Dragon Boat Festival Public Parking Garage at a special rate of $5 all day and take our free Dragon Boat Festival Shuttle (look for the yellow school buses). The Dragon Boat Festival Public Parking Garage is located on at the Downtown Merchants Parking Garage at Webster between 13th and 14th Streets. The entrance to the garage is on Webster on the right hand side. The shuttle stop is just outside the garage on 14th Street at Webster.

    • Garage Hours: 7:30am - 6pm
    • Shuttle Hours: 9am - 6pm
  4. Bike.

    There will be racks to lock your bike to on site (at your own risk).

  5. Ride Share (Uber/Lyft) Drop off.

    If you are taking Uber or Lyft, Perkins and Bellevue.

Novice/High School Paddlers

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The CDBA has secured the Alco Parking Garage at 1220 Jackson Street, between 12th and 13th Streets for Novice &High School Team Parking. The parking garage will be $5 for all day and is only for Novice and High School teams.


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No parking is allowed on the streets around the Festival or anywhere on Bellevue.
We are guests to Lake Merritt and parking in these areas will jeopardize the future of the Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt.

Dedicated, frequent shuttle service direct from the Alco Parking Garage and the Dragon Boat Festival will be provided between 6am - 6pm on Saturday and 6am - 7pm on Sunday

Dragon Boat Shuttles are YELLOW SCHOOL BUSES


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Alco Parking Garage

  • Entrance on 1220 Jackson Street between 12th & 13th Streets
  • Easy access from I-880 or I-980
  • Dragon Boat rate of $5 all day (bring $5 bill)
  • Special Garage Hours: 6am - 6pm on Saturday and 6am - 7pm on Sunday

Shuttle Service

  • Shuttle stop on 13th and Madison, directly where you exit the garage after parking

Competitive/Recreation Paddlers

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The CDBA has secured the Ace Parking Garage at 2353 Webster Street, between 23rd & 24th Streets for the race weekend for Comp/Rec Paddler Parking for $5 per car for the entire day. The parking garage is only for Comp/Rec paddlers.


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No parking is allowed on the streets around the Festival or anywhere on Bellevue.
We are guests to Lake Merritt and parking in these areas will jeopardize the future of the Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt.

Dedicated, frequent shuttle service direct from the Ace Parking Garage and the Dragon Boat Festival will be provided between 6am - 6pm on Saturday and 6am - 7pm on Sunday.

SHUTTLES ARE YELLOW SCHOOL BUSES!!!


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Ace Parking Garage

  • 2353 Webster Street, between 23rd & 24th St.
  • A few minutes from the I-980 27th Street / W. Grand Exit
  • Dragon Boat rate of $5 all day (bring $5 bill)
  • Special Garage Hours : 6am - 6pm on Saturday and 6am - 7pm on Sunday

From Garage to Dragon Boat Festival

  • Shuttle - Shuttle stop directly outside the garage on Webster Street
  • Walk - 15-20 minute walk

Visiting Team Shuttle Schedule

Table of shuttle times for visiting teams
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CDBA Official Parking at Kaiser Center Parking Garage – Permit Required

CDBA Board, Festival & Race Operations, Novice Team Coaches, VIP, Sponsors, Vendors, & Performers. Note that this pass has a unique number associated with a single entity or individual and is not transferable. There is no parking fee for the CDBA Official Parking Garage

Dedicated shuttles directly to the Dragon Boat Festival will be provided between:

  • 5:30 am and 6:30 pm on Saturday
  • 5:30 am and 7 pm on Sunday

Directions to Parking Garage
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
The Kaiser Center Parking Garage is behind the Kaiser Center Building.
The access road runs parallel to Harrison Street and can be entered from 20th or 21st Street.

Volunteers

  1. BART + Shuttle.

    • Morning shifts before 9 am, please take BART to the 12th Street Station and go to the Oakland Marriott (1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607) and take the team shuttles from there. They will operate continuously all day starting at 6 am.

    • Shifts after 9am, please take BART to the 19th Street Station and take the shuttles from there (look for the yellow school buses).

  2. Park + Shuttle.

    • Early (7am) shifts, please bring $5 and park at Ace Parking Garage (2353 Webster Street, between 23rd & 24th St.).

    • All other shifts, please bring $5 and park at Downtown Merchants Parking Garage (Webster between 13th and 14th Streets).