We Need Your Help!

Since 1981, the Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation has worked to support programming in our parks and recreation centers, played an active role in refurbishing park facilities all across Oakland, and provided nonprofit status and financial services to numerous community groups.

But we cannot succeed without your help! You can support Friends and fund youth scholarship and parks projects by becoming a member today!

We offer premium gifts for Friends members: half-off memberships at Children’s Fairyland; 2 for 1 offers at the Lake Chabot Golf Course; half-off memberships at the East Oakland Sports Center; free parking passes at Lake Merritt; and members only walking tours at the Dunsmuir Hellman Estate (please click on the “Donate” to see qualifying details).

Please make a year-end donation and join Friends today!

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Town Park: Phase 1 Completion

Thanks to the generosity of Levi Strauss and Co and other community members Phase 1 one of the Town Park Project is almost done!

Located at de Fremery Park since 2007, Town Park has served as a hub for Oakland’s skateboard community. Under the guidance of Keith “K-Dub” Williams, Town Park has become a destination skate-park for local youth of all skill levels, and backgrounds, becoming a local hub where everyone can come together to learn and showcase their skills.

Please join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 1 at de Fremery Park on Saturday, November 1 at Noon. And please remember to bring your skateboard!

Support Town Park’s Phase 2 Today!