New East Oakland Sports Center opens to the public

on July 1, 2011

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.

9 Comments

  1. Anne on July 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

    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 on July 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      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 on July 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm

        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 on July 1, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Is there a fee for using the facility?



    • Annon on July 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      For drop in use during water park hours.
      Youth $3
      Seniors $5
      Adults $6



  3. Justine on July 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

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



  4. […] The City of Oakland operates five pools — Temescal, Fremont, Lions, DeFremery and the recently opened East Oakland Sports Center. […]



  5. Vic torgeson on September 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks…great website



  6. Max on March 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    The pool is great! the kids love going there. And it feels good having all the life guards making sure it’s safe!



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