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

Latest News

06.02.15

A limited number of tickets are still available on our exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Oakland Zoo and the new Veterinary Hospital! The new state-of-the-art hospital is private, and normally off-limits to the public. Proceeds from the tour, as always, go toward our mission of improving our parks and helping kids.

05.20.15

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

04.30.15

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.