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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 shifted its focus over time to cover the park’s surrounding neighborhoods. This monthly newsletter aims keep its readership informed; support locally owned businesses; and encourage volunteer participation and involvement in decisions that affect our community.

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Splash Pad News – April 2018

                                                                                      About Us: The Splash Pad News is published on the first of each […]

Library and Community Events of Interest in April: 

Library and Community Events of Interest in April:  Did you know that the Oakland Public Library hosts many events each month (e.g., lectures, craft projects, storytime, lego, chess, etc.) at various locations, including at our local Lakeview Branch? You can see all the events at, and can filter your search by Location or Audience […]

Editor’s Notebook – November 2017

One of life’s many treasures that I value highly is the occasional serendipitous experience that brightens my day and sometimes opens doors to people and places and opportunities that would otherwise remain unknown and unrealized. One such incident occurred earlier this month when I glimpsed something in the gutter in front of our house just as I […]