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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.
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July is National Park & Recreation Month
Celebrate with OPR at one of our FREE Open House events!
Since 1985 Americans have celebrated July as National Park & Recreation Month (NPRM), giving recognition to the important role parks and recreation takes in establishing and maintaining a high quality of life within communities. OPR continues to take pride in joining colleagues across the nation in celebrating NRPM by scheduling over 45 unique Open House events throughout the month for all ages!
For more information please contact (510) 238-7275
*please note Montclair Open House date is changed to Friday, July 3
OPR SUMMER CAMPS
Be sure to Come Out & Play the OPR Way this Summer
It’s never too early to start thinking about summer vacation! OPR has hundreds of safe, supervised, play activities that keep your children active and engaged. Look through the programs listings with your kids to find something that fits their needs and interests. You might want to sign up for a few classes for yourself!
OPR Summer Day Camps are offered at over 24 recreation centers and program sites. Each program is community-based to give youngsters an opportunity to connect with and contribute to their own neighborhoods.
Gone are the days when summer day camp meant simply tying knots or making potholders. OPR summer day camp programs are as unique as the campers themselves. We still provide arts and crafts, but in addition, we offer kids exceptional opportunities to experience the attractions and resources in their communities, as well as visiting the many jewels that the Bay Area has to offer on weekly field trips.
Please Visit Recreation Center Page or Call for Weekly Field Trip Schedule/Details.
Non-residents may be subject to fee increase
Click HERE to view a listing of OPR Summer Camps
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Donate to the Youth Scholarship Fund below or for more information on ways to donate visit www.oaklandparks.org
An Intimate Evening Tickets On Sale NOW
Saturday, July 25 | 6-11pm at Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate
Take a ride in a charming horse-driven carriage & experience an unforgettable evening! Sample the finest cuisine provided by some of Oakland's best caterers. Dance under the stars at the south pond. Play in the game lounge. Tour the 116 year old Mansion. Enjoy the Gatsby Car. Wine Tasting. Enjoy live entertainment, community recognitions and much more!
Dress Attire: All White
General Admission $40
For more information or to purchase tickets call (510) 615-5555 or visit www.dunsmuir-hellman.com
2015 Movies in the Park at Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Our next movie is on Friday July 10- Back to the Future II
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.
The next movie in our 2015 Movies in the Park season at Redwood Heights Recreation Center has been changed to Friday July 10 and we will be showing of "Back to the Future II".
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com o llame al 510-238-7275
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
Basketball Court Resurfacing at Verdese Carter thanks to the Golden State Warriors, Good Tidings Foundation, PG&E and Police Athletic League
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.