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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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Odds and Ends – January 2022

Last month, we shared Eric Hughes’ large photo of the new mural on the side and rear of the building that houses Walgreens and Trader Joe’s.  A few days later, while the artist, Norman “Vogue” Chuck, was putting on the finishing touches, we took two more. The East Bay Express had an excellent article about […]

Farmers Market Update – January 2022

by Dan Foster From Andy Naja-Riese: AIM is looking for new community sponsors to underwrite the Bounty Box program. The Bounty Box features 15 pounds of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes from small farmers who participate at the Grand Lake Farmers Markets. AIM purchases produce from dozens of immigrant-owned, organic, and climate-friendly growers, providing […]