New East Oakland Sports Center opens to the public

Oakland’s newest sports facility, the East Oakland Sports Center, opened its door to the public on Thursday afternoon.

The 25,000-square-foot facility, located at 9161 Edes Avenue, includes an aquatic center, a fitness room and a dance studio. The center is also surrounded by outdoor tennis courts and baseball fields, making it a “destination venue for Oakland residents,” said Dana Riley, assistant to the director of the Parks and Recreation Office, which supervises the center.

The project, which cost $25 million, is mainly funded by Measure DD (Oakland Trust for Clean Water & Safe Parks) and Measure WW (East Bay Regional Parks funds). However, the center still needs funds for equipment for the 3,600-square-foot fitness room.

Future unfunded phases of the center, according to the Parks and Recreation office, would include an outdoor swimming pool, a two-court basketball gym as well as three outside soccer fields.

8 Comments

  1. Anne

    Looks awesome, but I can’t find any information about hours, etc. Love to find out when I can take the kids to that great-looking pool, but the center doesn’t appear to be on OaklandNet yet, nor is there a phone number listed. How can I get more information???

    • Ye Tian Post author

      Hi Anne, the hours is 1-6pm from Monday to Thursday, 2-7pm on Friday, 2-6:30pm on Saturday and 2-5:30 on Sunday. For more information please call 5106155838.

      • Anne

        Thanks! Hope they’ll be able to expand hours over time, and that Oakland gets all the relevant info up on OaklandNet soon.

  2. Mary

    Is there a fee for using the facility?

  3. Justine

    Is the pool open tomorrow for the 4th? If so what time?

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