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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 – May 2019

All the News That Fits GRAND AVENUE If you’re going to be looking for Mother’s Day flowers, you have three shops to choose from on Grand Avenue. All will likely have extended hours including Brother & Sisters Flower Shop, which will be open late on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11. They also have […]

Splash Pad News – April 2019

All the News That Fits GRAND AVENUE   Last month’s News included a photograph of Dr. Natasha Bernard in her new, Alchemy Restorative Medicine office – which I noted wasn’t yet completely furnished.  After I stopped by on Saturday and took this photo of a brand new mural by San Francisco artist, Amanda Lynn, I was […]

Splash Pad News – March 2019

All the News That Fits EDITOR’S NOTE Judging by the record number of subscribers who clicked through to read last month’s featured articles about Oakland’s homelessness crisis, this is obviously a huge issue. If you share those concerns but didn’t have time to read the February edition, it’s available at THIS LINK.  If, on the other […]