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Franklin Recreation Center
1010 EAST 15TH STREET
OAKLAND, CA 94606
phone: (510) 238-7741
fax: (510) 637-0404
FALL, WINTER & SPRING HOURS
(Sept – June)
MF; 2:30–6p W; 1–6p Tu,Th; 2:30–9p
Saturdays & Sundays: Open for Rentals
Office Hours: M-F; 11a–7p
(June 23 - Aug 15)
MWF; 8a–6p Tu,Th; 8a–9p
Office Hours: M-F; 11a–7p
Franklin Recreation Center is located in lower East Oakland, adjacent to Franklin Elementary School. The center features a lighted softball field, outside basketball court, patio areas, asphalt playground, and children’s play structures outside. Inside our building, our center features a social hall/multi-purpose room, and an activity room which serves as our game room and computer lab. This great community resource offers diverse programming for children and teens.
Interested in volunteering to teach a class for youth or adults, tutoring our elementary kids with homework (grades K-5th), or to assist us in our programs? Contact us today!
Recreation Center Program & Activities
Please sign up for a user account today and register online or download the Registration Form (æ´»å‹•ç™»è¨˜è¡¨
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Our Afterschool program is for kids in grades K-5th. We operate Monday through Friday 3-6pm (Wednesdays 1:20-6pm). We offer homework assistance, a daily meal & snack, and various activities and classes. We foster healthy living and physical activities through team building games, relay races, exercise, dance, and sports. We foster and encourage creativity through arts & crafts, puppet making, skits, jewelry making, painting and other activities. We provide a safe and fun space with caring adult staff.
Our After School program is currently full and we are not able to take any more participants. If you are interested for next school year, we will be taking registrations for the Afterschool program 2015-2016 school year beginning on August 1, 2015! Mark your calenders and do not miss out on getting a spot in our program. Registration will be first come, first served.
Learn how to play flag football, basketball, soccer, t-ball and run track & field!
Flag Football (Sept-Nov) Practice is every Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm on Franklin field with Coach Teddy. Our team divison is co-ed boys & girls grades 3-5. Games are on Saturdays beginning mid-October. The cost is $40 per player and includes a jersey.
Youth Basketball (Jan-Mar) Practice is every Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30-5:00pm at Franklin with Coach Teddy. Our team divison is co-ed boys & girls grades 3-5. Games are on Saturdays beginning late-Feb through March. The cost is $40 per player and includes a jersey.
Learn techniques of self-defense while gaining self-respect, self-discipline and respect for others. Beginning classes are every Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm-7pm. The class is $25 per month. A discount is given for a family of three or more children. Classes are on-going and continue throughout the year.
Boys in 1st grade and up can join the Franklin Recreation Center's Boy Scouts Troop. Troop Leader John Durden teaches boys how to build and create things, foster team building in engaging activities and more. Boys Scouts meet on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30pm.
Facility Rental Information
Recreation Centers may be reserved 30 days to 11 months in advance of the requested reservation date. If a request is approved for an event within two weeks to 30 days, an administrative service fee will apply. NO reservation requests are accepted less than two weeks in advance.
- Baby shower
- Adult or child's Birthday party
- Wedding Reception
- Baptism celebration
- Retirement party
- Or some other function??
- Outside patio area
- Ballfield / Grass-field
- Other included features are:
- Outside basketball court
- Asphalt playground
- Children’s play structures
Summer Day Camp
June 22 - August 14, 2015
8 am - 6 pm
Our 2015 Summer Day Camp registration will be open April 1st, 2015. Every year our program fills up, so mark this date on your calenders and be sure to come register or you will miss out on getting a spot! Registration can be done online or in person at Franklin Recreation Center. New information will be provided in Spring 2015. In the meantime, See fliers and information from our Summer 2014.
Franklin Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks. Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. Cost: $75 per week. For kids ages 5-13. Each week of our Summer Day Camp is packed with fun! Kids play team building games, sports, exercise and fitness, relay races, create cool and original arts & crafts projects, paint, make jewelry, go swimming, and go on fantastic field trips. A snack will be provided daily, and FREE lunch will be provided on non-field trip days. In person Registration begins April 1st for everyone. First come, first served. Please have payment ready during registration. Space always fills up VERY QUICKLY so don't wait to register or you'll miss out on getting a spot!
Field trips schedule (Subject to change)
Week 1 6/26
Waterpark & Play Day on the Plaza
Week 5 7/24
Week 2 7/3
Week 6 7/31
Week 3 7/10
SF Golden Gate Park
Week 7 8/7
Week 4 7/17
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Week 8 8/14
Alameda Beach BBQ & Sand Building Contest
Note: Field trips posted on the flier image has been changed. The revised field trip schedule has been posted on this grid.
Franklin Gone Fishin' & Kayaking
Spring Break Day Camp April 14 - 18
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During Spring Break Day Camp we had about 30 kids at Franklin and got together with Carmen Flores Recreation Center to bring kids from 2 different communities in Oakland together to go hiking around the lake, bbq, play field games, and go fishing at Lake Temescal. This was in partnership with and made possible by East Bay Regional Park District. Just a couple kids had been fishing before and most were exposed to it for the first time. Although we didn't catch any fish this time, they all tried it and all loved it! We also got to take 12 of our older kids kayaking at Lake Merritt & JLAC Oakland Estuary thanks to our great Outdoor Adventure program based at Lake Merritt Boating Center.
On Friday, January 31, Franklin Recreation Center hosted School's Out Rec’s In Camp. Staff took advantage of the beautiful weather and took 17 kids, ages 5 to 10, on a fun hike along trails at Roberts Regional Park. The kids enjoyed beautiful, scenic views during the hike, smelled the trees, and listened to the chirping birds. The trip made for a refreshing and exciting adventure where the kids had a whole lot of fun! Take a look at some of our pictures...
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Sunday April 20, 2014 -- 1 pm - 4 pm
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On Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 1pm-4pm, at Franklin Recreation Center, we held our 5th Annual Springland Festival full of fun activities for children and families. This wonderful event as always, was FREE!!! And it is hugely made possible by Cal Berkeley students from Phi Beta Lambda and Jumpstart volunteers. The event was another great one with hundreds of families and over 700 people in attendance! We had Egg Hunts for various age groups and fun games and activities!
Activities for children 1-4pm:
Carnival style games
Arts & Crafts
Jumper Bounce House
Potatoe sack racing
& lots more fun!