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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 & bouncing balls. Play produces great outcomes. Our babies learn when they play; our children are healthier when they play. Our youth 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.
|Help A Support OPR Programming Donate to the Youth Scholarship Fund below or for more information on ways to donate visit www.oaklandparks.org|
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OPR is Looking for Graphic Designers!
OPR is looking for a graphic designer to create the 2016 program booklet. If you're interested click HERE for more information, or contact:
Jada Chiu, Marketing Coordinator
(510) 238-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is Friday, October 23,2015 at 4:00 pm
10th Annual Sundays in the Redwoods
Upcoming: Magic in the Music on Sept. 20th
The full series lineup includes:
OPR staff has worked diligently to provide a spectacular experience year after year, utilizing assets to open the eyes of others and explore some of Oakland’s jewels. SITR is one of the ways OPR reconnects the community with all Oakland has to offer.
General admission tickets for all five concerts are still available for $25 each per show and may be purchased online at www.sundaysintheredwoods.com. All concerts begin at 2:00 p.m. For more information call (510) 238-3052. Concert proceeds benefit recreation programming.
deFremery Center Disney Halloween Trip
Friday Oct 30 - Sunday Nov 1
Join deFremery Rec Center's Halloween celebration at Disneyland! Trip is from Friday, Oct 30 to Sunday, Nov 1 and is open to all families and youth. Trip costs $195 per person, and that includes: transportation, breakfast and park entry. Don't miss out on this SPOOKtacular event!! Call 510-238-7739 for more information or to sign up today!
OPR Fall Afterschool Care
Come Out & Play the OPR Way, Enroll Today!
As summer winds down, fall is gearing up! Check out one of our many afterschool camps! Most OPR centers can arrange afterschool pickup either by bus or walking please contact site directly for more information. Come Out & Play the OPR Way year round! Click HERE for more info!
2015 Movies in the Park at Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Our last movie in the Park for the 2015 season is on Friday October 16, 2015
The next movie in our 2015 Movies in the Park season at Redwood Heights Recreation Center be on Friday October 16 and we will be showing of "The Boxtrolls".
Please visit the Redwood Heights Recreation Center page for details.
Continuing this year, we will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Alameda County Food Bank. We collected almost 3 bins of items last year. We have a goal of 5 bins for this movie season. Please help to make this happen.
See you at the movies!
Thanksgiving Break Day Camp at Redwood Heights Recreation Center
November 23, 24 & 25, 2015
Please click on the Redwood Heights Recreation Center page for more information.
Programs Without Borders (PWB)
Programs Without Borders (PWB) will expose Oakland youth to a variety of non-traditional activities for play ranging from outdoor experiences to urban technology development, which will enlighten and empower individuals to see the world and themselves from a new perspective. Through playful risk-taking moments, youth will grow in self-reliance, develop leadership skills, and have fun while traveling through various ecosystems and environments.
For more information please contact Melissa Vargas at email@example.com or 510-238-7275
Programas Sin Fronteras (PWB) Los jóvenes de Oakland estarán expuestos a una variedad de actividades no tradicionales de entretenimiento que abarca experiencias al aire libre a desarrollo de tecnología, lo que los ayudara como personas a ver el mundo y a sí mismos desde una nueva perspectiva. A través de momentos divertidos tomando riegos, los jóvenes aprenderán a confiar en sí mismos, desarrollar habilidades de liderazgo y divertirse mientras conoces varios ecosistemas y ambientes.
Para más información por favor contacte a Melissa Vargas a firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al 510-238-7275
OPR In The News!
Basketball in Oakland
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
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.