Scholarships and General Donations

The Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation accepts unrestricted gifts, planned giving and donations restricted to the following areas:

  • Scholarships (for summer camp, art, science, swimming and boating lessons)
  • Grants
  • Memorial Funds (in memory of loved ones)
  • Park Maintenance
  • Capital Projects


You can donate online with PayPal. Click here to make a difference in a child’s life.

Well maintained parks provide safe venues of fitness, creativity and education.
They bring beauty and peace to often stressful and fast-paced environments.  Our urban parks are the backyards, fitness centers, classrooms, meditation gardens and playgrounds for Oakland’s diverse urban population.