Inclusive Services

Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development's resource space for accommodations, community connections, and specialized programs for individuals with disabilities.

Bianca Posada, CTRS
Submit an Accommodation Request
OPRYD Accommodation Request Form

Inclusion Office
Mosswood Recreation Center
3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94609
(Currently under reconstruction until 2025. Please email for current office information)

Recreation Program Director - Bianca Posada, CTRS,
Office hours: Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm

ADA Accommodation Information for OPRYD Programs

ADA INCLUSION STATEMENT: The City of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) Department is fully committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please make accommodation requests at least 10 days prior to an event. Direct all inquiries concerning program modifications to the OPRYD Recreation Program Director of Inclusive Services, Bianca Posada, at 510.597.5064,, or call 711 for California Relay Service.

Do you or your loved one have a disability or other specific need that may impact participation in the program or that staff should be aware of? Download the ADA Accommodation Request From above and/or email Bianca Posada at to get the process started! Spanish and Chinese versions of the ADA Accommodation Request Form are also available upon request.

The City welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults with disabilities in civic life. OPRYD administers services, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities and makes reasonable accommodations and modifies its policies, practices and procedures for qualified individuals as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Office of Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development (OPRYD) makes every reasonable effort to ensure that programs, activities, and services, when viewed in their entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Note: OPRYD is not required to make accommodations or modifications that would fundamentally alter the nature of its services, programs, or activities. The ADA also does not require OPRYD to provide to individuals with disabilities personal devices, such as wheelchairs; individually prescribed devices, such as prescription eyeglasses or hearing aids; readers for personal use or study; or services of a personal nature including assistance in eating, toileting, or dressing.

Inclusion Camp Program Information

Fall & Winter Opportunities:

More Information Coming Soon!

Please Note: Inclusion Programs are typically hosted at Mosswood Recreation Center, however the rec center will be unavailable due to construction for a new recreation center.

Register on or email to inquire.

On Inclusion Programs can be found under the tab "Special Programs & Events"

Recreation Therapy Internship Program

We currently are accepting students from California State University, Sacramento, looking to obtain their recreation therapy certification. Supervised by a CTRS (Certification ID #68389). Interested in learning more? Email Bianca Posada at to inquire.

Community Resources - More Coming Soon!

The Center for Independent Living, Inc. (The CIL)

  • "The Center for Independent Living provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large."
  • Learn more about the variety of programs they offer by clicking here
  • The CIL Social Club: "What is Social Club? The CIL’s Social Club is for youth with disabilities between the ages of 14 and 26 interested in having fun and creating lasting bonds!" Email to inquire about Social Club events.

Ala Costa Centers

  • "We are here to contribute to the
    enrichment of lives of Children & adults with developmental disabilities
    Provide each youth and young adult at Ala Costa with the skills and opportunities they need to become successful and productive members of society."
  • Services offered include after school programs, transition programs, adult community trainings, and more.
  • Click here to learn more

Special Olympics Sports Opportunities


  • BORP provides sports, recreation and fitness programming for children, youth and adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
  • "BORP’s programs provide ongoing opportunities for PLAY and ADVENTURE, promote EMPOWERMENT and INDEPENDENCE, and foster an inclusive, diverse and welcoming COMMUNITY."
  • Click here to check out their programs

Special Skaters Adaptive Skating Program

  • The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges. Emphasizing fun and safety, the Special Skater program helps to improve balance and coordination which promotes an "I can do it!" attitude that carries over into other aspects of the participant's life. With the assistance of volunteers, skaters develop skills, make new friends and experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment.
  • Family Fun Fridays 5:00pm - 5:45pm
  • Special Skaters Hockey Fridays at 6:00pm
  • Email Skating Manager Glenn Martin at to learn more!

Dimond Equine Services

  • Oakland City Stables offers opportunities for equine therapy with mini horses!
  • Contact Melanie to learn more
  • Click here to learn more

Night to Shine

  • A free event for individuals, ages 14 and up, to experience a prom-like event with a 1:1 buddy.
  • The prom includes a dance, food trucks, a karaoke room, a quiet room with art projects, therapy animals, and sensory activities, and so much more!
  • Click here to learn more


Help us rebuild Mosswood Recreation Center! Donate to Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation using the following link: