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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.

Latest Updates

Splash Pad’s California Native Plant Garden

  Under the stewardship of plant whisperer Mary Jo Sutton, Splash Pad Park’s California Native Plant Garden has more than doubled in size and it’s never looked as glorious as it does right now, with virtually everything in full bloom. Of special note is the Mahonia which was part of the original 2003 landscaping but […]

Help Shape the Future of Grand Avenue

Oakland’s Department of Transportation is in the midst of a long-term planning process for Grand Avenue that they summarize as follows: The City of Oakland is creating a comprehensive transportation plan on Grand Avenue to strategize an inclusive, safer, and sustainable transportation network for the future, without displacing existing residents and businesses. The Grand Avenue […]