Former Oakland Parks and Recreation Director Hap Smith passed away on April 15, 2016. Hap was the director when the Foundation founded in 1981, and played a key role in launching the organization. Hap was a great supporter of Oakland’s parks and recreation centers, and was dedicated to enriching the lives of Oakland’s children. Please help us to show appreciation for Hap’s life and work by donating to the Hap Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund. At the request of Hap’s long-time partner, Patricia Cook, we have established the Hap Smith Fund. The fund will be used to support the work that the Foundation does to support all of Oakland’s parks and recreation centers.