Fire devastates Mosswood Park Recreation Center. Donations sought for recovery.
Mayor Schaaf Encourages Support for Mosswood Park Recreation Center Following Two-Alarm Blaze
OAKLAND, CA – Mayor Libby Schaaf shared information on a fundraising effort by the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation to support Mosswood Park following a two-alarm fire that broke out on Friday, November 26, 2016, and encourage donations via the Foundation to assist with the rebuilding of the center. No one was injured and the historic Mosswood House was not harmed, but the recreation center was severely damaged by the blaze.
Mosswood Park is located at 3612 Webster Street and nestled on four acres of green between West and North Oakland. The park hosts many events, programs and classes year round, and during the summer months hosts a thriving summer camp program. The after school programs feature cooking, computer lab and homework help for children 5 to 11 years of age. Mosswood is easily accessible by MacArthur BART, and various lines of AC transit. The basketball courts at Mosswood Park are legendary, serving as the pick-up game home court for some of basketball’s most talented stars.
The Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation is non-profit organization that bridges the gap between the City of Oakland’s offices of Parks and Recreation and Public Works, helping to fund the public’s need for safe, clean and well-maintained parks and recreation centers.