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Our Projects

TOWN PARK

Town Park is a world-class skate park located at DeFremery Park in West Oakland. Phase 1 opened in November 2014, which was made possible by a $300,000 grant from Levi Strauss & Co. Phase 2, made possible by a second grant for $300,000, opened on Saturday, July 11th. Town Park is the vision of Keith "K-Dub" Williams, who built the original park after he procured wooden ramps that were being removed in Pleasant Hill, CA. He and some friends disassembled the ramps by hand, and then reassembled them in Oakland with the help of community volunteers. Now, brand new concrete ramps are replacing the wooden ramps. The wooden ramps are now being installed in a new skate park in Marin City, CA. Since the opening of Town Park Phase 1, we've seen more than 70 people using the facility. It's been an unqualified success. 

OTHER PROJECTS

-  Restored Astro Park tot lot, with help from Kaboom!

-  Restored Ernie Raimondi Field (Phase I)

-  Used a federal stimulus grant to create jobs and plant over 500 trees in West Oakland

-  Managed an NFL grant that seed-funded the construction of a new sports field at Madison Middle School, in East Oakland's Sobrante Park neighborhood

-  The Foundation is currently managing grants that will be used to seed-fund the restoration of the Curt Flood Sports Complex (located in Oakland's Fruitvale district). Work on this project is scheduled to begin sometime in 2017

-  Raising funds to help in the recovery of Mosswood Recreation Center, which burned down last year.