FOPR Banner in Lakeside Park, photo by himy

The Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation was a non-profit organization which incorporated in 1981 which supports the City of Oakland Parks and RecreationIn January, 2015, Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation joined with the Oakland Parks Coalition to form the Oakland Parks & Recreation FoundationMore than 55 Oakland parks have been renovated by the group, and have sponsored over 150 grants to various worthy programs.

"The mission of Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation (FOPR) is to improve the quality of life for all Oakland citizens by generating funding and support for projects and programs that enhance and supplement the recreational, environmental, educational, beautification and leisure activities offered through the Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation." 1

Phone: (510) 465-1850

The Friends group was founded in 1981 by Anne Woodell and others.

Links and References

  1. Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation official website
  2. Community groups merge to form Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation by Annalee Allen Oakland Tribune March 22, 2015