Serving America’s Most Diverse City!

Our residents help make Oakland a Model City. The City of Oakland is here to serve you with a variety of programs ranging from after-school programs for youth to hot meals for seniors, and from job training to emergency preparedness.

To help you learn more, we have compiled a roster of helpful links.



Accessibilty Services

Accommodations for City Council Meetings

ADA Programs

Language Access Assistance

Mayor's Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Oakland Paratransit for the Elderly and Disabled (OPED)


Arts & Culture

Art Galleries

Art Murmur

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

Oakland Grown

Oakland Museum of California

Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Public Art in Oakland

Studio One Art Center

The Great Wall of Oakland

Woodminster Summer Musicals



African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Boat Rentals on Lake Merritt

Camron Stanford House

Chabot Space & Science Center

Children’s Fairyland

City Parks, Recreation Centers, Public Pools & Golf Courses

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

East Bay Regional Parks

Fox Oakland Theater 

Jack London Square

Jack London Aquatic Center

Morcom Rose Garden

Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Zoo

Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Pardee Home Museum

Peralta Hacienda Historic Park

The Gardens at Lake Merritt

USS Potomac

Walking Tours


Children & Youth

Head Start

Early Head Start

Oakland Fund for Children & Youth

Summer Food Service Program


Dining & Entertainment 

Broadway Shuttle

Fox Oakland Theater


Paramount Theatre of the Arts

Visit Oakland's Dining Page



Head Start

Early Head Start

Oakland Public Library

Oakland Unified School District

Safe Walk to School

California College of Arts

Holy Names University

Laney College

Merritt College

Mills College

Patten University

Samuel Merritt College


Events & Festivals

Online Events Calendar

City Events

Coliseum & Arena Concerts & Events





Oakland Public Library




Jobs/Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

Jobs with the City of Oakland 

Local Employment Program

Private Industry Council

Workforce Investment Board

Volunteer to Clean and Green Oakland



Finding Affordable Housing

First-time Homebuyers Assistance

Oakland Association of Realtors

Oakland Housing Authority

Oakland Rent Adjustment Program

Repair & Rehabilitation Funds 

Seismic Safety & Soft Story Buildings


Oakland’s History

Oakland History Room 

Planning & Development

Building Permits

Green Building

Zoning Code

Zoning Updates 


Public Safety

Citizens’ Police Review Board

Emergency Alert Sirens

Emergency Preparedness

Fire Department

Measure Y

Oakland Animal Services

Police Department 

Reward Program for Reporting Illegal Dumping


Neighborhood Services

Emergency Preparedness

Finding City Services in your Neighborhood

Graffiti Abatement

Infrastructure Maintenance

Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Watch 



ASSETS Training Program

Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)/Linkages

Oakland Paratransit for the Elderly and Disabled (OPED)

Oakland Public Library

Senior Centers

Senior Companions & Foster Grandparents (SCP & FGP)




Visit Oakland's Shopping Page



City Parks, Recreation Centers, Public Pools & Golf Courses

Davie Tennis Stadium

Golden State Warriors

Oakland Athletics

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Oakland Ice Center

Oakland Outlaw Derby Girls

Oakland Raiders

Oracle Arena


 AC Transit



Broadway Shuttle

Oakland-Alameda Ferry

Oakland International Airport

Online Transit Planning

Street Parking, Parking Meters and most Parking Matters


Cable Television

Electricity and Gas

Recycling & Garbage