Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) are just that—spaces that are sometimes open to the public, but are privately owned. One of the best examples in Oakland is the Kaiser Roof Garden, on top of the parking garage next to the Kaiser Center.

In some jurisdictions they are referred to as Privately-Owned Public Spaces (POPS).

See also the opposite, Publicly-Owned Private Spaces, public spaces that have been privatized.

Also, Here's a link to a program about POPOS from the public radio program 99% Invisible, which is produced here in Oakland.

If you know a POPOS in Oakland that isn't in the list below, make sure there's a page for it and and tag it with 'POPOS' and it will show up here!

Pages tagged “POPOS”

Places that seem like they should be open to the public but are not

  • UC Regents Building rooftop garden

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