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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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Emily Erickson: Researching Monarch Migration Mysteries

by Sarah Van Roo Wandering the trails and sidewalks of Oakland with a butterfly net over her shoulder, Emily Erickson is clocking about 60 miles a month in search of elusive monarch butterflies. After completing her Entomology doctorate at Penn State, Emily returned to her native California as a post-doctoral researcher on a UC Davis project […]

Splash Pad Calendar – October 2023

Splash Pad Calendar by Sheila McCormick October 2, Monday, 2-3pm *ZOOM* AARP. LGBT History Month: A Conversation with Rodney Wilson. View a documentary about the man who inspired the creation of LGBT history month, followed by a conversation with him. Register here. October 2, Monday,  4pm *ZOOM* Harvard/Radcliffe Institute. Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate […]

Splash Pad Park – October 2023 Update

After two straight months of doom and gloom starting with this article in the August News, we’re quite pleased to share good news. The Grand Crew’s 4th Sunday work day in the California Native garden last weekend had fifteen volunteers — the largest turnout since their Earth Day event in April thanks in large part […]