Audree V. Jones-Taylor
- ADA Inclusion Center
- Adult Sports & Enrichment
- Community Gardening
- Cultural Arts Programs
- Discovery Centers
- Dog Play Areas
- Joaquin Miller Park
- Lake Merritt
- Oakland City Stables
- Recreation Centers & Facilities
- Rental Facilities
- Rotary Nature Center
- Sponsors & Partners
- Youth Sports
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.
Vote OPR for Miracle-Gro $40,000 Grant
OPR Calendar For Sale
Just $5 each
Purchase an OPR Calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the exciting activities. Available at your local recreation center or at OPR’s Administration Office, 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330, Oakland CA 94612 (510) 238-6495 Proceeds benefit recreation programs.
Sports Skills Program for Girls
Growth for Girls Skill Set is a NEW opportunity for girls ages 7-12 years old to develop basic fundamental skills in sports such as basketball, volleyball and double dutch. Program begins Saturday, January 17 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and will meet every Saturday until March. Cost is $10 and parents of participants may be eligible for a FREE 7-day fitness pass at the East Oakland Sports Center! Registration activity code is 42406.301 and for more information please contact Coach Ca'Ron at CJames@oaklandnet.com
Adult Sport Leagues
Adult league play is now open. Sign up Now!
Play begins Dec. 4th / Competition begins Jan 8th
Bret Harte Middle School
Team Fee: $200
Drop-In Play begins Dec. 3rd / Winter League begins Jan. 7th
Bret Hart Middle School
Team Fee: $200
Urban Cycling 101
Bicycle Skills for Adults & Teens
Learn smart cycling skills and how to bike with confidence. This FREE program is offered to adults and teens at OPR Recreation Centers on the second Saturday of every month 10am – 12 noon. No bike required. Details and registration at: www.BikeEastBay.org/education or 510-845-7433 ext 2
Carmen Flores Rec. Center at Jose De La Cruz Park: January 10, April 11, July 11, October 10
Tassafaronga Rec. Center: February 14, May 9, August 8, November 14
Bushrod Rec. Center: March 14, June 13, September 12, December 12
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.