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About Oakland Parks & Recreation
OPR PLAYS WITH A PURPOSE- There is a purpose for our play. Play is more than physical activity and bouncing balls. There is a reason for our play. Play produces great outcomes. Our children learn when they play; our youth are healthier when they play. Our teens are engaged when they play; our families are unified when they play. Our communities thrive when they play with a purpose - our purpose is to Expose, Enlighten, Empower and Encourage Educational Excellence through Recreational Experiences.
Seasonal activities and camps at our Recreation Centers may be found under Recreation Center & Facilities, Cultural Arts Programs, and Sports.
Our diverse arts and enrichment programs improve the quality of life for every
We offer a wide range of recreation, leisure, cultural, educational and environmental programs and activities in East, West and Central Oakland-- with something for everyone!
- 2,500 acres of open space, including 100 parks
- 25 recreation, community and interpretive centers
- 7 community gardening locations
- 59 outdoor tennis courts
- 3 spacious golf courses
- 53 athletic fields
- 5 swimming pools
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Experience Oakland: Play Pick-Up Basketball
38th Notes - By Coolhand Luke | April 5th, 2013
Whether you used to play semi-pro ball or just like to play for fun, I highly recommend lacing up your shoes, heading to a local park, and shooting with a couple friends. A game will start organically, you’ll have a blast, and you’ll meet an interesting cast of characters.
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 Court Resurfacing at Verdese Carter
On Friday, June 26 Golden State Warriors, Good Tidings Foundation, PG&E and Police Athletic League dedicated the completed basketball court resurfacing at Verdese Carter Park. Click HERE to watch video
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. Read full article.