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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.
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.|
|Redwood Heights Recreation Center||November 24, 25 & 26||7:30 am - 6 pm||Kindergarten thru 6th grade|
$30 (+ excursion fee) per day if registered by October 15.
$40 (+ excursion fee) per day if registered after October 15.
Monday November 24 - Excursion to "Pump It Up". $15 excursion fee (cash) due by 11/4/14.
Tuesday November 25 - Excursion to Alcatraz - $25 excursion fee (cash) due by 11/4/14.
Wednesday November 26 - Excursion to see the movie "Big Hero 6" - $10 excursion fee (cash) due by 11/4/14.
|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.
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.
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.