Send a Kid to Summer Camp Today!

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Last year, we awarded over 300 youth scholarships for Oakland’s youth. These scholarships provided Oakland children and teens from low-income families the financial support to:

  • go to summer camp
  • learn to swim and sail
  • play soccer and t-ball
  • enroll in art classes

…and much more that is offered by Oakland’s Parks and Recreation department.

This year we would like to provide 500 scholarships for Oakland’s youth. To do this we need your help.

Become a Sponsor

As we like to say at Friends, “It’s for the kids!”

A Final Salute to Summer!

Help us bid farewell to summer and raise money to restore and maintain Oakland’s Parks!

Enjoy fine wines and hors d'oeuvres, while enjoying the summer’s final Friday evening at the Lakeside Park’s Japanese Pond and Garden area.

Friday, September 19, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Lakeside Park Garden Center, Japanese Pond and Garden
666 Bellevue Avenue

Event Tickets: $100 ea
Event Tickets & Pre-Event Tour of the Bonsai Garden: $150 ea

To purchase ticket (s):

Purchase Tickets Online

To purchase tickets by check, please mail to:

The Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 13267
Oakland, CA 94661

For more information, please call: