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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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Splash Pad News – October 2020

If You Can Remain Calm… You Probably Don’t Understand the Seriousness of Our Situation! Since 2005,  the Splash Pad News or “Newsletter,” as it was originally called, has been reporting on the park, the Farmers Market, the surrounding commercial district, and happenings in the surrounding neighborhoods. On very rare occasions, we have also written about […]

Splash Pad News – September 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although we’re not exactly sure what prompted a sudden surge, we are absolutely delighted to welcome several dozen new subscribers this month. A big share of the credit goes to Alex Jacobs, who (along with his wife, Emily Kirsch) are my newest neighbors. Alex emailed us several weeks ago to point out a […]

Splash Pad News – August 2020

Salsa By The Lake by C.J.Hirschfield You really could call communications/public affairs professional Isaac Kos-Reed the ultimate Lake Merritt lover. He lives on its shore and, for 13 years, he’s been dancing by it. And now? He’s taken a sworn oath to protect it. But the current weekend craziness at his beloved Lake threatens to […]