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Our Upcoming Events
Come Out and Play the OPR Way
OPR Plays with a Purpose
There is a purpose for our play- play is more than physical activity and bouncing balls.
Seasonal activities and camps at our Recreation Centers may be found under Recreation Center & Facilities and Cultural Arts Programs.
Sundays In The Redwoods Outdoor Concert Series
September 21, September 28, October 5, & October 12
Welcome to the ninth season of Sundays in the Redwoods - The Bay Area’s Finest Outdoor Concert Series
With over 80,000 tickets sold and counting, every year is the right choice for you to come out and play the OPR Way! Simply put, it’s the most complete and talked about outdoor concert series in the Bay Area.
The Honorable Mayor JEAN QUAN and The City of Oakland, Parks & Recreation presents, 2014 Sundays In The Redwoods outdoor concert series on September 21 with Ozomatli & Kyle Eastwood, September 28 with Patrice Rushen & Friends, October 5 with Ginuwine & October 12 with Mint Condition, held at the Woodminster Amphitheater, located at Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland, 94602.
To purchase tickets, visit www.SundaysInTheRedwoods.com. Tickets may be purchased in person at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts (1428 Alice St, Oakland), Tuesday-Friday 3:30pm-7:00pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm and OPR Admin Office (250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite #3330, Oakland) Monday-Friday 2pm-4:30pm. For more information, contact (510) 238-3052.
Hip Hop Therapy
Thanksgiving Break Day Camp at Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Registration has begun.
Join the Redwood Heights Recreation Center the 3 days before Thanksgiving for our Thanksgiving Break Day Camp.
We will be going on a fun filled excursion each day.
Sign up for one, two or all 3 days.
Get the Early Bird rate of $30 (+ excursion fee) per child per day, if you register and pay by October 15.
After October 15, the daily fee is $40 (+ excursion fee) per child per day.
MOVIES IN THE PARK 2014
Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Next movie is Friday September 26, 2014 - "Frozen"
Our 8th movie for the 2014 Movies in the Park series at Redwood Heights Recreation Center will be Friday September 26, 2014 and we will be showing the "Frozen".
***There have been some changes to the movie schedule. Please check the Redwood Heights web page, or feel free to call the center, 482-7827 for more information.***
OPR In The News!
Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate Great Egg Hunt
Hoops & Health Clinic at Ira Jinkins Recreation Center
On Monday, January 13, Warriors guard Stephen Curry joined healthcare consortium Kaiser Permanente to host a Hoops & Health Clinic for 200 students at the Ira Jinkins Recreation Center....read more and watch the video
Basketball in Oakland
Director Audree Jones-Taylor Parks & Recreation Magazine Feature
The City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation's Director Audree Jones-Taylor was featured in September 2012 issue of Parks and Recreation magazine’s where she discussed “The New Demographics”. Ms. Jones-Taylor is pictured above at the East Oakland Sports Center pool.
Parks and recreation agencies around the country are finding success by catering programs to the needs of the changing demographics within their diverse communities.
When Audree Jones-Taylor arrived at the Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation as director in 2004, she was ecstatic about the natural resources the California city provided for recreational activities. There was just one problem: The inner-city kids weren’t signing up for its great programs, such as sailing, swimming, and hiking. The solution involved recognition of the particular challenges posed by Oakland’s remarkably diverse population, with a demographic breakdown that includes 27 percent African- American, 26 percent White, 25 percent Hispanic, and 17 percent Asian.
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate on TLC’s “Four Weddings”, AGAIN!
Equal Access to Services
The City of Oakland passed an Equal Access to Services Ordinance to remove language barriers that limited-English speakers encounter when using City services. To find out more, file a complaint, or review annual reports click here.