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, Cultural Arts Programs, and Sports.
Applications Now Accepted
Oakland Parks & Recreation has openings for the part-time positions listed below:
Positions Close: 3/16/15
Recreation Attendant I
Positions Closed: 2/20/15
Recreation Leader I
Recreation Specialist I
Water Safety Instructor
Applications are accepted On-Line Only
More information regarding the application process, pay rate, Job Descriptions and on-line application can be found on the City's website.
62nd Annual Mother of the Year Award
Call for Nominations
City of Oakland invites local businesses, community groups, professional associations, government agencies, and service-related organizations to nominate candidates for this year's 62nd Annual Mother of the Year Award!
Oakland's Mother of the Year Award program was initiated in 1954 to publicly honor Oakland citizens whose contributions to the community symbolize the finest traditions of "motherhood".
Nomination Deadline: 12 pm - Friday, April 3, 2015
Honorees will be recognized on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Morcom Rose Garden, 700 Jean Street, Oakland, California.
Return completed application package to:
Mother of the Year Program
City of Oakland Parks & Recreation
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330, Oakland, CA 94612
For additional information, please call Gail McMillon at 510-238-3186 or Email: email@example.com.
Miracle-Gro $40,000 Grant
Thank you for your participation & support!
The Miracle-Gro1000 People’s Choice Community Gardens Grant competition closed on Monday Feb. 9th. Oakland earned second place with 48,000 votes, just behind Detroit. OPR is thankful for the awesome opportunity and excited about the level of energy and support given locally and beyond. OPR also thanks Miracle-Gro for allowing Oakland to participate in this amazing contest. Despite the loss, OPR is aware there is still a need for nutritious food options within our community and is asking continued support for this movement and momentum by encouraging folks who voted to donate $1 to the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation’s Lowell Park Family Market Fund. To make a donation, please visit www.oaklandparks.org. For more information please contact Tiffany Millinder, Administrative Assistant, at (510) 238-3791.
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!
Basketball in Oakland
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
Director Audree Jones-Taylor Parks & Recreation Magazine Feature
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.