Durant Mini Park is located at 29th Street & MLK Jr Way, right next to the side of Programs for Exceptional Children at the Marcus A Foster Middle School Building.

Phone: (510) 238-PARK

External Link: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/s/Parks/index.htm

In 2012, Oakland received a $6 million dollar grant from Proposition 84 Statewide Parks Grant to fund improvements to Durant Mini Park and the Golden Gate Recreation Center. According to a press release, one million dollars was designated for Durant Mini Park for lighting, a new amphitheater and picnic areas, a community garden, a new children’s play area and tot lot, and a new walking circuit and bicycle accommodations.2

The Durant Mini Park has a playground, swings, a picnic table and 2 raised beds that make up a tiny community Garden.

Durant Mini Park Entrance by greenkozi

picnic tables with artistic pillars by greenkozi


tiny community garden by greenkozi


External Links

Cao, Yu et al. "Ideas for Durant Park." Spring, 2005.


"Oakland Receives $6 Million from State for Park Improvements." Press release dated March 27, 2012.