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