Busy weekend in Oakland’s parks precedes annual meeting
on January 23, 2011
Lots of people were out on Saturday at two of North Oakland’s most popular parks, Bushrod Park and Mosswood Park, enjoying the warm weather. The photo slideshow above gives an idea of the breadth of activities people took part in. “Parks are important,” Norma Herbert, 59, said from a picnic blanket in Mosswood Park. “Kids need somewhere to go and play.”
Oakland is home to 100 parks, mini-parks and open spaces maintained by the Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation. The parks commission will hold its first annual meeting to report on changes made in 2010 and plans for 2011 this week. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held form 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26 at the Lakeside Park Garden Center in the Garden Room. RSVP to oaklandparkscoalition AT gmail.com.
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