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See also Ayala Park, a small City of Oakland park on Ayala Street.

Ayala's Park (sometimes Ayala Park; briefly Central Park) opened to the public on June 30, 1895. 1 In 1903, the location became Idora Park.

The location was proposed for the Wilmerding Trade School in 1896, but that was ultimately built in San Francisco. 2 Following the announcement that Blair Park would not be reopened by the Oakland Transit Company, it was noted that Ayala Park would be improved into a "resort." 3 Construction on the dance pavilion started with the foundation in 1901, 4 but the rest wasn't done until 1902. 5

1903 Sanborn excerpt

Links and References

  1. opening ad Oakland Tribune June 28, 1895
  2. Wilmerding School Alameda Daily Argus February 29, 1896
  3. Blair Park Will Not Be Reopened Oakland Tribune March 22, 1901
  4. Pleasure Resort For South Berkeley Berkeley Gazette July 2, 1901
  5. Work Begun On A Large Pavilion Berkeley Gazette April 12, 1902
  6. Ayala Park Now Central Berkeley Gazette June 21, 1902