Parks, Recreation & Youth Development

With an emphasis on Oakland’s youth, Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development and its partners will provide best in class, relevant and equitable programs and services, while meeting the specific needs of people and communities both at the neighborhood level and regionally throughout the City of Oakland. We achieve this mission through intentional engagement and by removing the barriers that prohibit equitable opportunities for all.

The City of Oakland is proposing to release a request for lease opportunity of three athletic field facilities in Oakland (Oakport field, Raimondi field, Sobrante field). Whether you’re a user or resident nearby, we want to get your input to help guide the lease proposal. More information and survey to provide feedback at

We're Hiring! Parks and Recreation has a variety of summer job opportunities available. Learn more and apply at 2023 Parks, Recreation & Youth Development - Summer Part-Time Employment Opportunities Flyer.

If you require an in-person service, please contact us to be directed to the appropriate staff/division unit for an appointment – or (510) 238-7275.


Dana Riley


Dana Riley serves as the Interim Director for the Department of Parks, Recreation & Youth Development. Ms. Riley joined the department in 2001 through the Boating & Swimming Unit. She has since served in a variety of administrative capacities, most recently as Assistant Director.

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Suite 3330
Oakland, CA 94612

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