Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development

Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development Info about Town Camp, programs, sports & concerts hosted by Oakland Parks & Rec. The City of Oakland Parks and Recreation operates multiple community-based centers spanning the entire City.

Free and low-cost programs for people of all ages and backgrounds are offered in recreation, sports, arts and culture, computers, general learning, after-school activities and more. Parks & Recreation is a department of the City of Oakland, Oaklandnet.com. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and Parks & Recreation on the listed topics. Any comments su

Free and low-cost programs for people of all ages and backgrounds are offered in recreation, sports, arts and culture, computers, general learning, after-school activities and more. Parks & Recreation is a department of the City of Oakland, Oaklandnet.com. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and Parks & Recreation on the listed topics. Any comments su

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Join us this Friday for the opening of the Fitness Courts Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center 10:30am - 12pm  Lowell Park 2-3...
06/04/2021

Join us this Friday for the opening of the Fitness Courts Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center 10:30am - 12pm Lowell Park 2-3:30pm. Come in your workout gear ready to give it a try!

Fitness Courts open this Friday!  Show up in your workout gear ready to give it a try. Look forward to seeing you on Jun...
06/01/2021

Fitness Courts open this Friday! Show up in your workout gear ready to give it a try. Look forward to seeing you on June 4.
#FitnessCourt #OPRYD

A community yoga experience for mind and body-centered yoga in historic DeFremery Park.  All levels of experience welcom...
05/30/2021

A community yoga experience for mind and body-centered yoga in historic DeFremery Park. All levels of experience welcome. No Fee / Registration Required tinyurl.com/Black-Men-Do-Yoga
#OPRYD @defremeryreccenter

A community yoga experience for mind and body-centered yoga in historic DeFremery Park. All levels of experience welcome. No Fee / Registration Required tinyurl.com/Black-Men-Do-Yoga
#OPRYD @defremeryreccenter

Enjoy the long weekend! Please use your parks responsibility and be courteous to other users & neighbors. For service co...
05/29/2021

Enjoy the long weekend! Please use your parks responsibility and be courteous to other users & neighbors. For service contact Public Works at OAK 311 #PlayItSafe #dontlitter

Enjoy the long weekend! Please use your parks responsibility and be courteous to other users & neighbors. For service contact Public Works at OAK 311 #PlayItSafe #dontlitter

Excited about the #FitnessCourts opening soon in Oakland? Join our Fitness Court Ambassador Team.  Looking for people en...
05/29/2021

Excited about the #FitnessCourts opening soon in Oakland? Join our Fitness Court Ambassador Team. Looking for people enthusiastic about fitness who want to share that passion. Check out the free 45min training class. https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/fitness-court-ambassadors-register
#OPRYD

Excited about the #FitnessCourts opening soon in Oakland? Join our Fitness Court Ambassador Team. Looking for people enthusiastic about fitness who want to share that passion. Check out the free 45min training class. https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/fitness-court-ambassadors-register
#OPRYD

Looking forward to the holiday weekend! Please enjoy your parks responsibility and be courteous to other users & neighbo...
05/28/2021

Looking forward to the holiday weekend! Please enjoy your parks responsibility and be courteous to other users & neighbors. For service contact Public Works at OAK 311 #PlayItSafe #dontlitter

Looking forward to the holiday weekend! Please enjoy your parks responsibility and be courteous to other users & neighbors. For service contact Public Works at OAK 311 #PlayItSafe #dontlitter

Fitness Courts opening soon in Oakland. Download the app National Fitness Campaign and check back for details#FitnessCou...
05/25/2021

Fitness Courts opening soon in Oakland. Download the app National Fitness Campaign and check back for details
#FitnessCourt #opryd

Fitness Courts opening soon in Oakland. Download the app National Fitness Campaign and check back for details
#FitnessCourt #opryd

Aprons on! Hands washed! We are ready to bake! In this online dessert class for young chefs, students will join Ms. Cat ...
05/25/2021

Aprons on! Hands washed! We are ready to bake! In this online dessert class for young chefs, students will join Ms. Cat herself and learn how to make sweet & delicious desserts, completely from scratch! Students will enjoy putting their own spin on recipes! Desserts such as Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Chocolate Brownie Batter Hummus, and so much more. Hosted by Bushrod Recreation Center. Register at cityofoakland.perfectmind.com

2 Fitness Courts opening soon in Oakland. Check back for more info @nationalfitnesscampaign #FitnessCourt #opryd
05/21/2021

2 Fitness Courts opening soon in Oakland. Check back for more info @nationalfitnesscampaign
#FitnessCourt #opryd

2 Fitness Courts opening soon in Oakland. Check back for more info @nationalfitnesscampaign
#FitnessCourt #opryd

Oakland Museum of California announces reopening date of June 18, with FREE Weekend access. Check out pictures of major ...
05/19/2021
Campus & Sculpture Garden Renovation | Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California announces reopening date of June 18, with FREE Weekend access. Check out pictures of major campus and garden renovation https://museumca.org/gallery/campus-sculpture-garden-renovation#slide-0-field_phot_gallery-5442

OMCA welcomes the community back to a newly-refreshed campus and transformed garden, providing a safe and welcoming space to reconnect with each other. After over a year of facing a global pandemic, compounded with instances of violence, racism, and civil unrest in our country, OMCA’s outdoor publ...

We Need Your Input - Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan Survey.  E-vehicles can save you hundreds of dollars a month whil...
05/13/2021

We Need Your Input - Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan Survey. E-vehicles can save you hundreds of dollars a month while reducing air pollution in our community. But many neighborhoods in Oakland have no public chargers. The City of Oakland is developing a Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan and needs to hear from you! https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/zero-emission-vehicle-action-plan

We Need Your Input - Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan Survey. E-vehicles can save you hundreds of dollars a month while reducing air pollution in our community. But many neighborhoods in Oakland have no public chargers. The City of Oakland is developing a Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan and needs to hear from you! https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/zero-emission-vehicle-action-plan

Application period is now open until May 31, 2021. Application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea_2VBtPrA4X...
05/12/2021

Application period is now open until May 31, 2021. Application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea_2VBtPrA4XsYRJ5Lk6jiHMgwTQPa7n5BoMwPTd42monCIQ/viewform
Individuals or community groups can apply for a grant to help fund a project that helps keep Oakland clean, green and beautiful, and brings people together in public space. Successful past projects have included park and open space clean-up & beautification projects; planting community gardens; little free libraries; graffiti removal and murals; and litter container tile mosaics. To learn more about requirements, FAQ and past award projects, visit the KOB website https://www.keepoaklandbeautiful.org/kob-small-grant-program.html

Application period is now open until May 31, 2021. Application at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSea_2VBtPrA4XsYRJ5Lk6jiHMgwTQPa7n5BoMwPTd42monCIQ/viewform
Individuals or community groups can apply for a grant to help fund a project that helps keep Oakland clean, green and beautiful, and brings people together in public space. Successful past projects have included park and open space clean-up & beautification projects; planting community gardens; little free libraries; graffiti removal and murals; and litter container tile mosaics. To learn more about requirements, FAQ and past award projects, visit the KOB website https://www.keepoaklandbeautiful.org/kob-small-grant-program.html

Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills extended to 6pm Tuesday (5/11/21) due to unusually dry conditions & high winds r...
05/10/2021

Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills extended to 6pm Tuesday (5/11/21) due to unusually dry conditions & high winds resulting in high fire weather conditions. Please use extreme caution because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire.
Fire/Grilling/BBQ is prohibited in City parks and Joaquin Miller Park is closed to the public until the red flag warning is lifted. Do not congregate in high fire severity zones during red flag warnings to ensure emergency access is maintained. Parking and/or stopping in the lookouts around Grizzly Peak Blvd corridor is prohibited between 9 PM – 6 AM. Cars parked illegally or in a manner that might delay emergency vehicle response are subject to citation.
Visit the City of Oakland Red Flag Warning page to learn more: https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/red-flag-warning

Red Flag Warning for the East Bay Hills extended to 6pm Tuesday (5/11/21) due to unusually dry conditions & high winds resulting in high fire weather conditions. Please use extreme caution because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire.
Fire/Grilling/BBQ is prohibited in City parks and Joaquin Miller Park is closed to the public until the red flag warning is lifted. Do not congregate in high fire severity zones during red flag warnings to ensure emergency access is maintained. Parking and/or stopping in the lookouts around Grizzly Peak Blvd corridor is prohibited between 9 PM – 6 AM. Cars parked illegally or in a manner that might delay emergency vehicle response are subject to citation.
Visit the City of Oakland Red Flag Warning page to learn more: https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/red-flag-warning

Wishing all a Happy Mothers Day and congratulations to OPRYD Mother of the Year Lakisha Young#opryd #mothersday2021
05/09/2021

Wishing all a Happy Mothers Day and congratulations to OPRYD Mother of the Year Lakisha Young
#opryd #mothersday2021

2020 Oakland Mother of the Year - Harriet Schlader! It wasn't possible to honor Harriet last year but #opryd was very ha...
05/07/2021

2020 Oakland Mother of the Year - Harriet Schlader! It wasn't possible to honor Harriet last year but #opryd was very happy to deliver her vase & flowers. @woodminstermusicals @woodminstermusicals #opryd #mothersday2020

2020 Oakland Mother of the Year - Harriet Schlader! It wasn't possible to honor Harriet last year but #opryd was very happy to deliver her vase & flowers. @woodminstermusicals @woodminstermusicals #opryd #mothersday2020

Keeping Fit at Town Enrichment Program! #opryd #TownCamp @mosswoodrec Mosswood Rec @manzanitarec Manzanita Rec
05/07/2021

Keeping Fit at Town Enrichment Program!
#opryd #TownCamp @mosswoodrec Mosswood Rec @manzanitarec Manzanita Rec

05/07/2021
Sobrante Park Resident Action Council Meeting - Design Tyrone Carney Park.  Wednesday, May 5, 2021 06:00 PM Join Zoom Me...
05/03/2021

Sobrante Park Resident Action Council Meeting - Design Tyrone Carney Park. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164664634?pwd=bm1sU2tGTDZLU05obXE3NUpxVEZGQT09
Meeting ID: 841 6466 4634 Passcode: 516777
#OPRYD

Sobrante Park Resident Action Council Meeting - Design Tyrone Carney Park. Wednesday, May 5, 2021 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84164664634?pwd=bm1sU2tGTDZLU05obXE3NUpxVEZGQT09
Meeting ID: 841 6466 4634 Passcode: 516777
#OPRYD

Lakisha Young, founder of The Oakland REACH has been selected as Oakland's Mother of the Year.  Public ceremony honoring...
05/03/2021

Lakisha Young, founder of The Oakland REACH has been selected as Oakland's Mother of the Year. Public ceremony honoring Ms. Young is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at 10:30am. Join Zoom Meeting:https://zoom.us/j/94929705093
Meeting ID: 949 2970 5093

Lakisha Young, founder of The Oakland REACH has been selected as Oakland's Mother of the Year. Public ceremony honoring Ms. Young is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at 10:30am. Join Zoom Meeting:https://zoom.us/j/94929705093
Meeting ID: 949 2970 5093

Appreciation to the Mosswood Community and Mosswood Recreation Center for coming out on #CommunityKindnessDay  to clean ...
05/02/2021

Appreciation to the Mosswood Community and Mosswood Recreation Center for coming out on #CommunityKindnessDay to clean up the park.

Appreciation to the Mosswood Community and Mosswood Recreation Center for coming out on #CommunityKindnessDay to clean up the park.

Montclair Recreation Pickleball Courts are open for play with Celebration on May 7!  Reserve at cityofoakland.perfectmin...
05/01/2021

Montclair Recreation Pickleball Courts are open for play with Celebration on May 7! Reserve at cityofoakland.perfectmind.com. More info: [email protected] or 510-444-5663 #OPRYD Councilmember Sheng Thao, District 4 Montclair Village

Montclair Recreation Pickleball Courts are open for play with Celebration on May 7! Reserve at cityofoakland.perfectmind.com. More info: [email protected] or 510-444-5663 #OPRYD Councilmember Sheng Thao, District 4 Montclair Village

Ace Kids Golf is hosting an Open House at Lake Chabot Golf Course on Saturday May 22. The day is sure to be full of game...
04/29/2021

Ace Kids Golf is hosting an Open House at Lake Chabot Golf Course on Saturday May 22. The day is sure to be full of games, golf clinics, food and family fun. Families must register for this free event at cityofoakland.perfectmind.com under youth/sports/golf. Limited space, register now!
#opryd

Ace Kids Golf is hosting an Open House at Lake Chabot Golf Course on Saturday May 22. The day is sure to be full of games, golf clinics, food and family fun. Families must register for this free event at cityofoakland.perfectmind.com under youth/sports/golf. Limited space, register now!
#opryd

Join us on Thursday at 7pm.
04/28/2021

Join us on Thursday at 7pm.

It's all about community this Thursday at Spring for Parks! Keynote by Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro, performance by Goapele, inspiration by Town Camp kids and staff. John Bliss emcees an evening of smiles and surprises. RSVP here » http://ow.ly/yitF50EybfA

Dimond Park tennis court resurfacing project is complete & courts are available for play!  Stop by on May 1 at 11am for ...
04/27/2021

Dimond Park tennis court resurfacing project is complete & courts are available for play! Stop by on May 1 at 11am for the re-Opening celebration! #opryd Councilmember Sheng Thao, District 4 Dimond District, Oakland, California

Dimond Park tennis court resurfacing project is complete & courts are available for play! Stop by on May 1 at 11am for the re-Opening celebration! #opryd Councilmember Sheng Thao, District 4 Dimond District, Oakland, California

04/27/2021

The modified re-opening of the Central Reservations Unit is in direct compliance with the current Orange Tier status in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. We are able to offer limited sites for meetings and other small special events and under current restrictions our spaces and venues can accommodate up to 25% capacity indoors and no more than 33% capacity outdoors. Complete an APPLICATION ONLINE today!

The modified re-opening of the Central Reservations Unit is in direct compliance with the current Orange Tier status in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. We are able to offer limited sites for meetings and other small special events and under current restrictions our spaces and venues can accommodate up to 25% capacity indoors and no more than 33% capacity outdoors. Complete an APPLICATION ONLINE-CLICK HERE today!
https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/rentals-and-reservations

To ensure a safe environment for all visitors, rental guests are required to observe the following:

Restricted reservations will be allowed among no more than three households.
Masks and physical distancing are still required for gatherings.
Anyone who is experiencing COVID symptoms must not attend – if you are sick, stay home.
Once your reservation is permitted, all patrons, vendors and visitors must register in advance to access the venues, parks, and outdoor spaces.

To ensure a safe environment for all visitors, rental guests are required to observe the following:

Restricted reservations will be allowed among no more than three households. Masks and physical distancing are still required for gatherings. Anyone who is experiencing COVID symptoms must not attend – if you are sick, stay home. Once your reservation is permitted, all patrons, vendors and visitors must register in advance to access the venues, parks, and outdoor spaces.

Count down to Spring for Parks is on. Register now!
04/27/2021

Count down to Spring for Parks is on. Register now!

Three. More. Days. Spring for Parks is THIS THURSDAY, April 29 at 7PM! Hear from the amazing Rue Mapp of Outdoor Afro, take in a stunning performance by Goapele and be inspired by the voices of Town Camp kids and staff. John Bliss emcees an evening that promises smiles and surprises from start to finish. Register here » http://ow.ly/yitF50EybfA

Want safer streets in every Oakland neighborhood? Join us at a Town Hall on April 28 at 6 p.m. to get an overview on our...
04/26/2021

Want safer streets in every Oakland neighborhood? Join us at a Town Hall on April 28 at 6 p.m. to get an overview on our Safe Oakland Streets effort to improve safety on Oakland roadways, as well as new strategies to prevent and address sideshows. You can pre-submit questions at https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#952930736/hub

Want safer streets in every Oakland neighborhood? Join us at a Town Hall on April 28 at 6 p.m. to get an overview on our Safe Oakland Streets effort to improve safety on Oakland roadways, as well as new strategies to prevent and address sideshows. You can pre-submit questions at https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#952930736/hub

Recruiting candidates for temporary part-time employment to support our summer & fall programs. Applications are being a...
04/24/2021

Recruiting candidates for temporary part-time employment to support our summer & fall programs. Applications are being accepted online for the following positions:
• Recreation Aide, Attendant, Leader, & Specialists
• Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, & Pool Managers
Interested candidates, sixteen (16) years old and older, may submit their application online visit www.oaklandca.gov/services/apply-for-city-of-oakland-and-port-of-oakland-jobs
Click on apply for City jobs select a position and apply online.
Watch video https://www.facebook.com/195652360492986/videos/444993623488949

Recruiting candidates for temporary part-time employment to support our summer & fall programs. Applications are being accepted online for the following positions:
• Recreation Aide, Attendant, Leader, & Specialists
• Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, & Pool Managers
Interested candidates, sixteen (16) years old and older, may submit their application online visit www.oaklandca.gov/services/apply-for-city-of-oakland-and-port-of-oakland-jobs
Click on apply for City jobs select a position and apply online.
Watch video https://www.facebook.com/195652360492986/videos/444993623488949

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250 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Ste 3330
Oakland, CA
94612

12th Street & 19th Street BART Downtown AC Transit Bus Lines Jack London Amtrak Station

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If you have a question about a specific program or activity, please contact the Recreation Center, site or program where the activity is taking place. For a list and Contact Information, click here. For assistance with Online Registration Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, call (510) 238-7557 or email [email protected] For General Information about our programs or services, please: Send us an email at [email protected], or Write to us at: 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330, Oakland, CA 94612, or call us at (510) 238-7275.

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Vamos a tener una Búsqueda de Huevos de Pascua y Limpieza del Parque a fin de mes y todos están invitados. ¡Trae a la familia y recolecta huevos coloridos mientras recolectas basura para ayudar a mantener el parque limpio para que todos disfruten! Más información aquí: https://fb.me/e/GECMNo2y We're having an Easter Egg Hunt & Park Cleanup at the end of the month and you're all invited. Bring out the family and collect colorful eggs while you pick litter to help keep the Park clean for everyone to enjoy! More info here: https://fb.me/e/GECMNo2y
Redwood Heights Park will eventually (hopefully sooner) build a small skate park. It's in the redesign plan that the Redwoods Heights Association (an Oakland community association that welcomes all Oakland neighbors and supporters) has created and is fundraising for. It's been a time-consuming process, and the city doesn't have funds for park renovations and upgrades, especially given the tanking economy and decrease in tax revenue since the pandemic. Folks interested in donating, volunteering to find donors and funding, or to assist in other meaningful ways, can visit our page or website and introduce yourself, indicating your interest. Donations welcome.
It's so hard to anticipate when Joaquin Miller's car access (for the parking lots) will be gated off on weekends. Is there some way to check this before going up? For a while it seemed like it was always gated off on weekends, then for a while not. As far as I understand, the current Covid-19 regulations haven't been flagging outdoor (masked) activities/gatherings as high-risk. I mainly ask because I have some seniors/disabled friends who basically can't safely access the dog park when those gates are closed. It'd be good to know ahead of time if it's worth the drive up for them.
Please join us in celebrating the nation's first wildlife refuge! Free.
This has been building up at the Joaquin Miller Large Dog Play Area since last week. Can somebody please take care of it before the weekend?
Is there a way we can install more pull-up bars at the public parks in Oakland?
Got kids stuck at home? So what!! Active kids are healthy kids, physically and mentally! FREE Kids Sports Skills Training Videos #PlayHardHaveFun Basketball - Baseball - Football Soccer - Volleyball - Martial Arts National Academy of Athletics
Your online booking system is broken, fyi. No one can book tennis courts online
https://www.yelp.com/biz/elmhurst-plaza-park-oakland IT IS WAY OVER DO TO FIX UP OAKLAND'S CRAPPY PARKS --the one located on 98th AVE between B and C is a super embarrassment to the city! It makes it look like mayor Libby Schaaf cares nothing about the children in the deep east big time! IT IS WAY OVER DO TO FIX UP OAKLAND'S CRAPPY PARKS -
BAY AREA!! TONIGHT and THIS WEEKEND!! If you love your '80s Grooves....Come out to play! FRIDAY APRIL 5th & SATURDAY APRIL 6th Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene Yoshi's Oakland 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607 TICKETS: http://bit.ly/LooseEnds_JaneEugeneOakland Info: (510) 238-9200 2 SHOWS EACH NIGHT!!
We are now accepting applications for the First Voice Apprenticeship Program! Comprehensive radio training includes production of Full Circle, a weekly cultural affairs show 7-8pm Friday’s on @kpfaradio. Link in bio for application. Deadline to apply is April 2! #apprenticeship #firstvoicemedia #kpfa #publicradio #communityradio #mediatraining
Oakland Poet Youth Laurettes Leila Mottley and Samuel Getachew will be MCing Angie Thomas', author of The Hate U Give - exclusive event in Oakland! https://www.epicreads.com/blog/angie-thomas-worlds-collide/ She's coming to Oakland! Get your tickets here: https://www.ousd.org/Page/900