Franklin Recreation Center

Franklin Recreation Center is located in lower East Oakland, adjacent to Franklin Elementary School. The center features a lighted softball field, outside basketball court, patio areas, asphalt playground, and children’s play structures outside. Inside our building, our center features a social hall/multi-purpose room, and an activity room which serves as our game room and computer lab. This great community resource offers diverse programming for children and teens.


Renting Franklin Recreation Center

Looking for a space to hold your...

  • Baby shower
  • Adult or child's birthday party
  • Wedding reception
  • Baptism celebration
  • Retirement party
  • Meeting

Our rental facilities include:

  • Social hall/multi-purpose room [$75 per hour] / [Non-Oakland Residents: $90 per hour]
  • Outside patio area
  • Ballfield / Grass-field

We have separate restrooms for women and men that are ADA compliant wheel-chair accessible.

You can find the application materials below or pick them up from the front desk.

You can reserve Franklin Recreation Center 30 days to 11 months in advance of the requested reservation date. If a request is approved for an event within two weeks to 30 days, you must pay a service fee. NO reservation requests are accepted less than two weeks in advance.

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