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Staycationing in Oakland this summer? Check out these fun outdoor activities!

on August 6, 2011

Staying at home this August instead of heading out of town for vacation? Never fear, there are plenty of great hiking, biking, swimming, camping, boating and picnicking opportunities just a few miles away, many available for free or cheap through our local parks service.

Check out these options for summer fun within city limits!

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