Recreation & Parks

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UPDATED JUNE 4, 2020:  CLICK HERE FOR REVISED ARPD SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM


UPDATED MAY 13, 2020:

  • ALL TENNIS COURTS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LONGFELLOW PARK ARE OPEN
  • PICKLEBALL COURTS WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020

Please review the detailed rules from USTA and USAPB listed below and posted at the courts before playing.  Help us by complying with these rules and encouraging others to do so as well so that we can all keep our community safe.

TENNIS & PICKLEBALL SAFETY RULES AND GUIDELINES FROM USTA AND USAPB


Given the new Alameda County Health Order (issued 04/29/20 with an implementation date of 05/04/20), the Skate Park and Golf Course are open.  Help us by complying with these rules and encouraging others to do so as well so that we can all keep our community safe.

  • Corica Park  - The Corica Park South Course and Driving Range will open on May 8, 2020.  Please see https://coricapark.com/ for updates on safety procedures to keep our golfing community safe during COVID-19

Virtual Recreation Center


DUE TO THE ALAMEDA COUNTY SHELTER-IN-PLACE, ARPD OFFICES AND SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED


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

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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.

PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO ALAMEDA COUNTY SHELTER-IN-PLACE, ARPD OFFICES & SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED.


 CLICK HERE FOR REVISED ARPD SUMMER 2020 PROGRAMS - Registrations begin on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.


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

  • Click here for information on our Recreation Programs & Sports Activities
  • Click here to Register Online (available 24 hours / 7 days/week)
  • Click here(PDF, 155KB) for our Summer 2020 Program Registration Form (fillable)

      2020 Summer Activity Guide Cover(PDF, 4MB)

Browse our 2020 Summer Activity Guide(PDF, 4MB)

    • 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

    The 2020 Alameda July 4th Parade is cancelled.  We hope to see you at next year's Parade!

    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 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
    Email:  awooldridge@alamedaca.gov

    Jackie Krause
    Recreation Manager

    Phone:  510-747-7510

    Email:  jkrause@alamedaca.gov

    John McDonald
    Park Manager
    Phone:  510-747-7530
    Email:  jmcdonal@alamedaca.gov

    Bill Hudson
    Park Maintenance Supervisor
    Phone:  510-747-7587
    Email:  bhudson@alamedaca.gov

    Matt Nowlen

    Park Maintenance Foreperson
    Phone:  510-227-9608
    Email:  mnowlen@alamedaca.gov

    Patrick Russi
    Recreation Manager
    Phone:  510-747-7550
    Email:  prussi@alamedaca.gov

    Christina Bailey
    Recreation Supervisor I
    Phone:  510-747-7554
    Email:  cbailey@alamedaca.gov
    Key Programs:  Pre-K and Youth

    Edward Kallas
    Recreation Supervisor I
    Phone:  510-747-7511
    Email:  ekallas@alamedaca.gov
    Key Programs:  Senior Programs, Travel, Pickleball

    Shawn Smith
    Recreation Supervisor I
    Phone:  510-747-7555
    Email:  sdsmith@alamedaca.gov
    Key Programs:  Teens, Classes, Special Needs

    Katherine Sirota
    Administration
    Phone:  510-747-7576
    Email:  ksirota@alamedaca.gov
    Key Programs:  Picnic and Facility Rentals

    General Information
    Phone:  510-747-7529 ext. 1
    Email:  arpd@alamedaca.gov