BY CAR

From Highway 24 (from Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill)
As you come out of the tunnel, get in the right lane. Take the 580 East fly-over, staying in the right lane. Take Harrison Street off, turning right on Harrison. Stay in the left lane. At 20th, Harrison becomes Lakeside (continue staying in the left lane). At the Lake Merritt Hotel, Lakeside becomes Madison Street (continue staying in the left lane). After you pass the Lake Merritt Hotel, the parking lot is the second address of the next block, marked by a chain-link fence. There is a big sign on the back of the building. Turn left into the parking lot. Also see directions for Alternate Parking Lot & Street Parking.

From Highway 580 East (from Richmond or San Francisco — going toward Hayward)
Exit on Harrison Street, at end of off-ramp turn right on Harrison Street. Stay in the left lane. At 20th, Harrison becomes Lakeside (continue staying in the left lane). At the Lake Merrit Hotel, Lakeside becomes Madison Street (continue staying in the left lane). After you pass the Lake Merritt Hotel, the Scottish Rite Center’s parking lot is the second address of the next block, marked by a chain-link fence. There is a big sign that says “Scottish Rite Center” on the back of the building. Turn left into the parking lot. Also see directions for Alternate Parking Lot & Street Parking.

From Highway 580 West (from Hayward, Stockton)
Exit right on Harrison and at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto Harrison. Stay in the left lane. At 20th, Harrison becomes Lakeside (continue staying in the left lane). At the Lake Merritt Hotel, Lakeside becomes Madison Street (continue staying in the left lane). After you pass the Lake Merritt Hotel, the parking lot is the second address of the next block and there is a big sign that says “Scottish Rite Center” on the back of the building. Turn left into the parking lot. Also see directions for Alternate Parking Lot & Street Parking.

From Highway 880 North (coming from San Jose)
Exit right on Oak Street. Remain on Oak Street which becomes Lakeside Drive at 14th Street. The Center is on the left, a long block after 14th Street. If you are going to the Scottish Rite Center’s rear parking lot, proceed past the building while staying in the left lane. As you pass the Essex Apartments, staying in the left lane will put you on Madison. The parking lot is the second address in the next block, marked by a chain-link fence. There is a big sign that says “Scottish Rite Center” on the back of the building. Turn left into the parking lot. Also see directions for Alternate Parking Lot & Street Parking.

Alternate Parking Lot & Street Parking
If the parking lot is full you may have to resort to parking on the street or in another lot which is NOT free. There are two lots on Madison within a couple of blocks of the parking lot. (1) A small 30-spot lot is located on your left, just past the Center’s lot. It permits parking after 6 p.m. for $5, to be inserted in the machine in front of the lot; (2) California Parking, a lot at the corner of Madison and 13th Street.

If you desire to look for on-street parking, continue on Madison, turning left at 14th, and left again on Lakeside. This should not be difficult at 6 p.m., when the Gala reception begins.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – BART
Take BART to the Lake Merritt Station. Depart the station from any of the “9th Street” exits. Upon exiting the 9th Street stairwell cross onto Oak Street. Walk north along Oak Street, following the Courthouse signs, crossing 10th through 14th streets. At 14th Street, Oak Street becomes Lakeside Drive. The Scottish Rite Center is located on your left, at 1547 Lakeside Drive. The walk is approximately 12-15 minutes.

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