Urban parks contribute to the vitality of communities in various ways:
youth to build physical, intellectual, emotional, and social strengths;
residents improve their health by providing a place to enjoy fresh air and exercise;
to build community through working together and playing together;
Lowering crime-when youth are off the street engaged in after
school recreation programs crime
takes a holiday.
Parks Need You!
Become a Park Steward A Park Steward is a neighbor, a park user or business that watches out for the quality and condition
of a local park, ball field, or median strip and assists in making improvements. Park stewards are a precious asset to Oakland
and they are recognized and honored at the OPC's Annual Meeting in January.