The Oaks Idora Park Piedmont Park Schilling Park Mosswood Park

East Bay Creeks, Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, California

Some of the best documented creeks in the East Bay, are those that flowed through a major park or school grounds, such as Strawberry Creek in Berkeley, CA. The few creeks that flowed year round, such as the Temescal Creek and the San Leandro Creek, were dammed to provide water reservoirs for drinking water after backyard wells began to run dry. The Temescal Creek was dammed in 1869 and the San Leandro Creek in 1876.

Some of the best documented water wells were located in parks and on the grounds of prominent residences, including Idora Park and the Schilling Residence in Oakland.

The following old postcards of creeks in the East Bay, California provide a great visual look back at East Bay Creeks' history.
 

East Bay Creeks, California


Strawberry Creek
at Center Street Entrance
University of California
 

Strawberry Creek
University of California
Berkeley
 

Strawberry Creek
University of California
Berkeley

Strawberry Creek
University of California
Berkeley

Strawberry Creek
University of California
Berkeley
 

Mosswood Park
Oakland,
California
 

Piedmont Park
Oakland, Cal.
 

Canyon
Piedmont Park
Oakland, California
mailed 1912

Creek
in Adams Park
Oakland, Calif.
mailed 1911
 

Hat Creek
Among the Pines
Oakland, Calif.
   

Water Wells in California


Saint Agnes Well
Shilling Gardens
Oakland, CA
 

Schllings Home Park
Lake Merritt
Oakland, CA
 

Rebecca Well
Idora Park
Oakland, CA
 
     

 








 

Alameda,

California
The Old Oaks
 

Hayward,
California

circa 1960
 

Alameda
Magazine
 


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