Snow Park Public Art Finalists


The lakefront block of 20th Street will be converted to a pedestrian promenade.

Wowhaus are finalists in the public art component of an ambitious restructuring of Snow Park and the surrounding waterfront of Lake Merritt in the City of Oakland. Once again, we’re thrilled at the opportunity to contribute to the geography of public life, especially in our beloved home town.

The project is funded by Oakland’s Measure DD Lakeside Green Streets initiative, and there are multiple sites to consider for a public art intervention, with focus on the conversion of the lakeside block of 20th Street into a multi-use pedestrian promenade. We’ve been preparing to make a presentation to community members about how we’d approach the project, and how our past work might inform our strategy. I spent the other day circumnavigating the lake on bicycle, documenting built structures, natural elements, pedestrian traffic and significant landmarks. Ene and I are both excited for our interview and would be truly honored to get the commission.


View of Snow Park from across Lake Merritt.