Tyrone Carney Park was a city of Oakland park located at 10501 Acalanes Drive. It is named for Tyrone Edward Carney (January 29, 1948 - June 17, 1968), "the first African-American from the neighborhood to die in combat in Vietnam, in 1968, at the age of 20. Carney grew up in Sobrante Park. He was a Boy Scout who planned on being a minister, and he signed up to go to war so others wouldn’t have to, neighbors who remember him say." Carney was a graduate of Castlemont High School.

The city closed the park in 2002 after a drug-related shooting. 3 People in the neighborhood have been working to re-open it, either as an open plaza or as a park. 1

Links and References

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  1. East Oakland Park May Get a Third Act New York Times March 20, 2012
  2. Tyrone Edward Carney on Vietnam Veterans Wall of Faces
  3. Oakland fences off Tyrone Carney Park, home of brazen drug gang SFGate.com November 9, 2002
  4. Bearing Witness to a Tragedy East Bay Express December 11, 2002