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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 – 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 […]

Splash Pad News – May 2018

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

Lakeshore Peet’s Expansion

by Kathleen Boergers As predicted in last month’s Splash Pad News, Peet’s on Lakeshore reopened in April in its renovated, expanded space! The lengthy expansion project included taking over the space next door (formerly The Burrito Shop) and removing the dividing wall. But that bland recounting does not convey the full scope of the remodel. […]