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In addition, an initiative to develop and construct a new Community Center at Mosswood Park was initiated by the City. In this initiative, the group is an integral partner, starting with the beginning of the Visioning and Master Plan Process in fall 2019.
An initiative to design and construct a new Community Center at Mosswood Park has been initiated by Oakland. In this initiative, the group is an integral partner, starting with a Process of Visioning and Master Plan. Together we will look at the possibilities for the potential Park and Community Center. What we hear from YOU is vital to the success of this facility.
The 1953-built Mosswood Performing Arts and Recreation Center burned to the ground in November 2016. Temporary facilities have been constructed to house core center services before the new center is completed, such as after-school programs, summer camps, computer labs and cooking classes.
The new Community Center's vision is to create a thriving destination for civic, cultural, social, educational, and leisure activities. The Community Center would integrate concepts of environmental design and the art in Public Places' initiative of the City. A diverse group of users, freely available, versatile in usage, and thoughtfully built, will be included.
Mosswood Park is an iconic institution in Oakland and a cultural center in North Oakland. In 1910, the eleven-acre public park was developed and is managed by the Department of Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development. The park has hosted former NBA stars and decades of important cultural activities. Via an extensive community involvement process, the Community Center project will be designed and created, and the design team and City staff will engage with community members during the design process. The goal of the initial Visioning, Programming, Park Master Plan, and Concept Design Process would be to discuss the viability of the Community Center options with the community, while maintaining and improving the overall experience of the park. Design funding is currently available for the City, but additional funds need to be raised in order to build a new Community Center.
Please contact the Project Manager, Christine Reed, for questions regarding the new Community Center project. (below, contact details)
Mosswood Rec Center Group Workshop #1, Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Group Workshop #2 at Mosswood Rec Center, 6 pm-8 pm on Tuesday, November 12.
Mosswood Rec Center Group Workshop #3, Saturday, November 16, 11am-1pm
Studio One Arts Center/North Oakland Recreation Center Group Workshop #4, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11am-1pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020, Group Workshop #5 at Studio One Arts Center/North Oakland Recreation Center, 11am-1pm
Mosswood Rec Center Group Workshop #6, Saturday March 7, 2020, 11am-1pm
The Mosswood Recreation Advisory Council (RAC) will be exchanging project updates; meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month. Here you can join the RAC: https://mosswoodparkrac.org/
This family-friendly park is just one of the many must-see parks you don’t want to miss in Oakland, California:
Temescal Regional Recreation Area
Joaquin Miller Park
Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
Roberts Regional Recreation Area
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
All of these wonderful parks are located just a short distance from our location located at 555 12th Street, on the 5th Floor in Oakland! Stop by for a visit anytime!