Recreation & Parks

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About the Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD)

ARPD is proud to be the third oldest park system in the State of California with 21 parks serving more than 15,000 people annually.  ARPD is organized into three divisions: Recreation Services - providing activities for toddlers, children, teens, families and adults; Mastick Senior Center - offering services to adults 50 and better; and Park Maintenance - tending to and keeping our parks clean and safe.  We strive to be resourceful, responsive and collaborative as an integral part of our island city. 

ARPD offers a broad array of programs, camps, classes, community events, and park and facility management to empower people of all abilities and ages.

ARPD responsibilities include: planning and implementation of programs and activities; rental, operation and maintenance of athletic facilities, parks, picnic areas, playgrounds, and recreation centers; and administration of the operational contract for Corica Park.

ARPD manages renovation of existing facilities and development of new parks and recreation facilities, including securing funding and project management.  Additionally, ARPD develops programs and projects valuable to the quality of life for the Alameda community and beyond.

Department Head


Amy Wooldridge

Amy has over 20 years of experience in the recreation profession, starting as a teen volunteer, currently as the ARPD Director, and everything in between! She brings a wide range of knowledge in community service and innovative thinking into implementing, expanding and enhancing programs to meet the need of Alamedans; building new parks; and improving parks and recreation facilities.

ARPD is proud to provide programs for all ages!  Just click on the links below for our current program offerings.

  • Click here for our Recreation & Sports Programs
  • Click here to Register Online (available 24 hours / 7 days/week)
  • Click here(PDF, 63KB) for ARPD Registration Form (fillable)
  • Click here for list of our Parks and Facilities
  • Click here(PDF, 2MB) for a Map of ARPD Facilities and Parks
  • Click here to Request A Memorial Bench/Picnic Table
  • Click here to Request A Memorial Bench/Picnic Table for Jean Sweeney Open Space Park

You may reserve certain ARPD facilities for parties, weddings, special events and family functions.  Just click on the links below for more details:

  • Click here to reserve Picnic Areas
  • Click here to reserve the John Ratto Bocce Courts
  • Click here to reserve Recreation Centers
  • Click here to reserve the Albert H. DeWitt Officers' Club
  • Click here to reserve Sports Facilities

2020 summer jobs available  

Join Our Team!  Part-Time Recreation Positions Available
Click here for Job Descriptions and to Apply Online

Click here for Alameda Friends of the Parks
Click here for Jean Sweeney Open Space Park Fund

  • Click here for Public Access Pathways
  • Click here for an update on the Encinal Boat Ramp Launch
  • Click here for an update on the Grand Street Boat Ramp Launch
  • Click here for an update on the Krusi Park Recreation Center
  • Click here for City Aquatic Center

Click here for Recreation and Park Commission
Click here for the Golf Commission


Amy Wooldridge
Recreation and Parks Director
Phone:  510-747-7570

Jackie Krause
Recreation Manager

Phone:  510-747-7510


John McDonald
Park Manager
Phone:  510-747-7530

Bill Hudson
Park Maintenance Supervisor
Phone:  510-747-7587

Matt Nowlen

Park Maintenance Foreperson
Phone:  510-227-9608

Patrick Russi
Recreation Manager
Phone:  510-747-7550

Christina Bailey
Recreation Supervisor I
Phone:  510-747-7554
Key Programs:  Pre-K and Youth

Edward Kallas
Recreation Supervisor I
Phone:  510-747-7511
Key Programs:  Senior Programs, Travel, Pickleball

Dennis McDaniels
Recreation Supervisor I
Phone:  510-747-7586
Key Programs:  Adult and Youth Athletics, Aquatics and Fields

Shawn Smith
Recreation Supervisor I
Phone:  510-747-7555
Key Programs:  Teens, Classes, Special Needs

Katherine Sirota
Phone:  510-747-7576
Key Programs:  Picnic and Facility Rentals

General Information
Phone:  510-747-7529 ext. 1