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Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development
IMAGINE. INSPIRE. INVEST. Experience Oakland with Us!
With an emphasis on Oakland's Youth, Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) and its partners will provide best in class, relevant and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all.
Oakland Parks, Recreation, & Youth Development (OPRYD) will be the Nation's leading Parks, Recreation and Youth Development Agency, providing transformational experiences, and multi-cultural awareness. We create empowering park and recreational opportunities, and equitable increase the quality of life for all Oaklanders.
Serving over 95,000 enrolled participants and over a million drop-in users annually our diverse arts and enrichment programs improve the quality of life for every
There is something for everyone at OPRYD!
- 2,500 acres of open space
- 140 Parks
- 66 Ball Fields
- 44 Tennis Courts
- 38 Recreation Facilities
- 5 Swimming Pools
- 2 Boating Centers
- 2 Discovery Science Centers
- 1 Digital Arts & Culinary Academy
- 1 Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts with 74-single room occupancy apartments available for rent to local artists
- 1 Studio One Art Center
- 1 Sports Complex with Indoor Water Park
- 1Inclusion Center with 3 extension programs
- 14 Rental Venues
- 17 Community Gardening Locations
5 Fenced Dog Play Areas, 22 Dog Friendly Parks
- 3 Spacious Golf Courses
In the News
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
The City of Oakland, Office of Parks & Recreation's Director Audree Jones-Taylor was featured in September 2012 issue of Parks and Recreation magazine’s where she discussed “The New Demographics”. Ms. Jones-Taylor is pictured above at the East Oakland Sports Center pool. Read full article.