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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.

Latest Updates

Odds and Ends – July 2022

The EVgo Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Lake Park parking lot were initially approved by the City Council in mid 2018 but the project was plagued by a string of obstacles (literally and figuratively), including PG&E delays, vandalism, an underground gasoline storage tank adjacent to Vegan Mob, and complications due to the pandemic. In […]

Splash Pad Park Update – July 2022

As reported last month, repairs to the decking in the Splash Pad Plaza commenced on Sunday, June 5. Despite non-stop rain, four Public Works employees reported for overtime, including Martin Tovar, the Facilities Maintenance and Construction Manager, and Christian Boyle, the City Gardener who maintains the Rose Garden, Mandana Green, and Splash Pad Park. Volunteers […]