Recreation & Parks

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DUE TO THE ALAMEDA COUNTY SHELTER-IN-PLACE, THE MAIN ARPD OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.  EMAIL US AT ARPD@ALAMEDACA.GOV OR CALL US AT (510) 747-7529

Alameda Recreation and Park Department (ARPD)

ARPD is proud to be the third oldest park system in the State of California with 24 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. 

 

UPDATED JUNE 19, 2020:

  • OPEN RECREATION FACILITIES – Please review and comply the rules here and posted at the sites to help keep our community safe.
  • TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL COURTS

TENNIS & PICKLEBALL SAFETY RULES AND GUIDELINES FROM USTA AND USAPB

SKATE PARK

Skate Park Rules

CORICA PARK - The Corica Park South Course, Driving Range, 9-hole Mif, and instruction are open. Please see https://coricapark.com/ for updates and safety procedures.

DOG PARKS AT WASHINGTON PARK AND MAIN STREET

Dog Park rules-

  • STAY 6 FEET FROM OTHERS AT ALL TIMES
  • WEARING A MASK IS REQUIRED WHILE AT THE DOG PARK
  • KEEP IT CLEAN – Bring and use hand sanitizer, especially after touching shared areas such as gates, chairs.  Cough into your elbow.
  • BRING YOUR OWN STUFF – Use your own water bottle for you and your furry friend.  Drinking fountains are closed.  Bring your own poop bags.

STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK – Please stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.  People who are vulnerable or have an underlying medical condition should stay home

All playgrounds, picnic areas, outdoor fitness equipment and basketball courts remain closed, in compliance with Alameda County Health orders.  We ask that you respect these closures and the caution tape closing them off.  Everyone is encouraged to bring your own blanket to picnic, play and frolic on open grass areas at parks.  Please wear your mask at all times, which is required if you are within 30 feet of any other people not in your household or social bubble. 

 Together we can keep Alameda strong and do our part with this pandemic.

 

  • 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

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

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

Stacy Thomas
Recreation Assistant
Phone:  510-747-7586
Email:  sthomas@alamedaca.gov
Key Programs:  Aquatics, Sports, Field & Alameda Point Gym Rentals

Katherine Sirota
Office Assistant
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