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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 2018

  About Us: The Splash Pad News is typically published the first of each month. You can sign up for our blast email notice by clicking on the SUBSCRIBE link at the top of this page. LAKESHORE AND LAKE PARK AVENUE Last month, I used a 1935 photo of Lakeshore Avenue to launch a discussion […]

Elida Scola – Celebrates 35 Years on Grand

In 1983 when I met Michael, the owner of Donoho Gallery at 3421 Grand, we had dark brown hair. We were both skinny and anxious, he as the caregiver to a partner with a mysterious disease and me on the brink of self-employment. Mothers with children were no longer forced to cross the street since […]

Splash Pad News – June 2018

  About Us: The Splash Pad News is published around the first of each month. You can sign up for our blast email notice by clicking on the SUBSCRIBE link at the top of this page. LAKESHORE AND LAKE PARK AVENUE In the “My, how things have changed department,” we’re sharing a 1935 photo of […]