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Providing financial and volunteer resources, and advocacy for Recreation programs and Parks in Oakland.

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2015 Small Grants are open! Application available here.


Small grants in the amount of $500 to $800 are distributed by Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) on a competitive basis to projects


The City is currently debating selling a parcel of land near Lake Merritt for millions of dollars. Should this deal pass, the Foundation supports the City setting aside 25% of the proceeds for park maintenance


We have amazing news: Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation and the Oakland Parks Coalition have joined forces to form the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation.