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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.
|East Oakland Sports Center||Friday, October 24||5:00 pm - 8:30 pm|
Family Fun Swim 2 swim sessions - cupcake decorating - pumpkin dive.
|Studio One Art Center||Saturday, October 25||2:00 pm||Free||International Thrill the World event & commemoration of the late Michael Jackson. Practice followed by dance performance. More info? Contact Alethia email@example.com|
|Manzanita||Wednesday, October 29||3:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Free|
Harvest Festival & Children's Costume Pageant (5pm). Face Painting, Pumpkin Patch, Games & Prizes
|Willie Keyes||Friday, October 31||3:00 pm - 7:00pm||Free|
Trick or Treating
|Lincoln Square||Friday, October 31||1:00 pm||Free||Children's Parade at 1pm|
|deFremery||Friday, October 31||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm||Free||Trick or Treat Fun|
|Studio One Art Center||Friday, October 31||5:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Free||Spooky Games and Family Friendly Gathering Spot for Neighborhood Trick or Treating|
|F.M. Smith||Friday, October 31||11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Free||Trick or Treating|
deFremery Skatepark Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, November 1, 2014
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Oakland Parks & Recreation and Oakland Public Works partnered with Levi’s Skateboarding present the grand re-opening celebration of deFremery Recreation Center Town Park Skatepark located at 1651 Adeline Street. The event is from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., open to all ages and will include free local food, drinks and a live DJ.
For more information please contact Terri Westbrook, Recreation Leader II PPT, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 238-7739.
ADA Inclusion Teen Dance
Saturday, November 1st - Studio One Art Center
All teens are invited to a night of fun and dancing! The DJ will be spinning from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parents and older siblings are encouraged to assist with special needs and to participate along. Event costs are $10 per family at the door.
Studio One Art Center is located at 365 45th Street, Oakland
You are invited to attend OPR's
Community Focus Groups
A focus group will be held in all 7 City Council districts as well as for Central Reservations, and Sports Fields
Adult Bowling League
Wednesday's at 6:30pm beginning Nov. 12th
AMF Bowling Alley, Alameda
Sign up for OPR's Adult Coed Bowling League. Leagues are 6 to 8 teams and run for six weeks. Each team of four must have at least one woman. Registration closes Nov. 5th
Team Fee of $400 covers lane time, shoes and Championship Party with prizes and a trophy for the winning team.
AMF Bowling Alley, 300 Park St. Alameda. For more information contact: Rene Tucker 510-238-2952 or email@example.com
Thanksgiving Break Day Camps
Join one of our centers for fun filled day camps
The three days before Thanksgiving, there is no school (OUSD). Join one of our recreation centers for a fun filled day camp.
|Dimond Recreation Center||November 24, 25 & 26||7:30 am - 6 pm||4.5 - 12 years of age||$35 per day||Please bring your own lunch. We will provide snack.|
|East Oakland Sports Center||November 24, 25 & 26||10 am - |
|Call for age|
$90 if registered by October 29.
$120 after October 29.
|Early morning drop off and late pick up is available for an extra $15 per day.|
|Franklin Recreation Center||November 24, 25 & 26||8 am - |
|5 - 13 years of age||$50||Please pack a lunch for your child each day. We will provide an afternoon snack, but parents can also pack snacks for their children.|
|Tassafaronga Recreation Center||November 24, 25 & 26||8 am - 5:30 pm||5-13 years of age||$50 for the 3 days|
We will be going roller skating on Tuesday November 25.
Before and after care available for an additional fee of $30 for the 3 days. 7-8 am drop off; 5:30-6 pick up.
|Willie Keys / Poplar Park||November 24, 25 & 26||8 am - |
|5-12 years of age||$40 for the 3 days|
We will be going on an excursion. Movies, Ice skating & bowling.
We will have a community social on the last day of cap (November 26) from 5-7 pm. This will include games and a parent/child talent show.
Hip Hop Therapy
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.