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Splash Pad Park & Splash Pad Newsletter

This website is primarily about Splash Pad Park in Oakland – its history and the role it currently plays as the centerpiece of a large, very diverse, incredibly vibrant urban community. The most important and dynamic component of the site, however, is the Splash Pad News, which has gradually shifted its focus, over time, to cover the park’s surrounding neighborhoods. This monthly online publication helps keep its readership informed; supports locally owned businesses; and encourages volunteer participation and involvement in decisions that affect our community.

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Emily Erickson: Researching Monarch Migration Mysteries

by Sarah Van Roo Wandering the trails and sidewalks of Oakland with a butterfly net over her shoulder, Emily Erickson is clocking about 60 miles a month in search of elusive monarch butterflies. After completing her Entomology doctorate at Penn State, Emily returned to her native California as a post-doctoral researcher on a UC Davis project […]

2023 Earth Day Registration

Greetings, Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering as Splash Pad Park celebrates the 2023 edition of Earth Day on Sunday, April 23 from  9 to Noon. Tools and gloves will be provided but please be sure to wear shoes and clothing suitable for weeding and litter pickup. In order to ensure that we […]

Splash Pad Calendar – March 2023

Splash Pad Calendar by Sheila McCormick March 2, Thursday, 12:30-1:30pm, *ZOOM* Oakland Rotary Club #3.  Rotary Shark Tank. Four Rotarians that own businesses in downtown Oakland answer What is your vision for downtown Oakland in the next 5 years and how will you and your business help build that vision? Read more here.  March 2, Thursday, […]