25th Anniversary of 1989 Quake Memorial Event | Oakland
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Cypress Freeway Memorial Park | 14th and Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On the 25th anniversary of the 1989 quake, reflect on Oakland’s and the Bay Area’s progress since 1989 to prepare for disasters at the very spot where an off-ramp once stood for the collapsed freeway that killed 42 motorists.
Honor those who lost their lives and the many heroes who risked their lives to aid others. Prepare for the next earthquake or major disaster.
- Hands-on activities for all ages
- Fire truck and emergency equipment displays
- Interactive demonstrations
- Earthquake preparedness items to the first 100 attendees
Reflect. Honor. Prepare. Emergency Preparedness Fair
Friday, October 17, 2014 | 11:30a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cypress Freeway Memorial Park, Mandela Parkway at 14th Street, Oakland
About Cypress Freeway Memorial Park
The Cypress Freeway Memorial Park is a park located at 14th and Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA. It occupies space around the rebuilt Oakland Fire Station #3, and includes several art installations to remember the victims and rescuers of the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
A statue of twisted metal columns recalls the collapsed part of the Cypress freeway and the ladders that rescuers brought to attempt to rescue survivors, and also represents the hopes of the community to rise from the dust.
Read more at Oakland Wiki
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