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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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Splash Pad News – July 2019

All the News That Fits EDITOR’S NOTE A hearty welcome to everyone who subscribed in the past month, with a special shout-out to Jack and Kim, my new next-door neighbors. FYI: I told them we’re lucky to live in such a great neighborhood where people are actively involved and there’s a real sense of community.  […]

Splash Pad News – June 2019

All the News That Fits GRAND AVENUE Grand Avenue businesses fared quite well  in Oakland Magazine‘s annual Best Of the East Bay competition, walking away with nine awards, including two for restaurants on the Adams Point side of the freeway and also counting Zachary’s Pizza, which hasn’t yet opened in the vacant Camino space. Congratulations […]

Splash Pad News – May 2019

All the News That Fits GRAND AVENUE If you’re going to be looking for Mother’s Day flowers, you have three shops to choose from on Grand Avenue. All will likely have extended hours including Brother & Sisters Flower Shop, which will be open late on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. They also have […]