Plein Air Wednesdays Session 7
May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foreground, middle ground, background. Aerial perspective.
This magic lake features dozens of shaded “nooks” for curious painters to discover. A cart or a backpack will be necessary, to traverse the five minutes of stairs, paved and dirt paths to the lake’s edge. There are bathrooms and a drinking water fountain close by.
Directions To Lake Anza
No exact address is provided by Tilden Regional Park, but the lake is located at the end of Lake Anza Rd. The exact GPS Coordinates are
37.89700°N / 122.25359°W
If coming from Richmond, el Cerrito, Berkeley or Albany:
Go to the intersection of Arlington Blvd and Boynton St. Get on Boynton, go uphill until you see Colorado Ave. Continue going uphill until you hit Michigan Ave, then Spruce. Turn left on Spruce. You’ll cross Grissly Peak later, and find yourself on Wildcat Canyon Rd. Go on Wildcat until you see a Lake Anza sign pointing to your left. That road to your left is Central Park Drive. There may not be a sign. Go left until get to the multiple intersection. Make an extreme right on Lake Anza Rd. We’ll meet at the very last parking lot located right by the lake.
If coming from Emeryville, Oakland, Lafayette:
The Shasta Rd entrance at 1180 Park Hills Rd, Berkeley is your best bet. There is a map here. Go north on Grizzly Peak, then turn right on Shasta Rd. Make an immediate left on Park Hills Rd. Stay to the left at the fork on Park Hills Rd. Continue on Park Hills Rd, then cross Wildcat Canyon by making a right and an immediate left onto Central Park Dr. There may not be a sign. Go left until get to the multiple intersection. Make an extreme right on Lake Anza Rd. We’ll meet at the very last parking lot located right by the lake.