Introductory School of Dance

The Introductory School of Dance provides beginner and intermediate classes in dance, gymnastics, and martial arts.Students learn movement skills, history, community, respect, and self-confidence. Students can perform at events including the Oakland Dance Festival, A Holiday Tradition, the Children's Holiday Parade, Play Day in the Plaza, The Great Egg Hunt, San Francisco State University Children's Holiday Concert.

Jack London Aquatic Center

The Jack London Aquatic Center sits on the shores of the Oakland Estuary.Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC) has views of the waterfront, Oakland hills and downtown skyline. You can rent the Community Room for weddings, receptions, special events, meetings and conferences.

Joaquin Miller Community Center

Joaquin Miller Community Center is nestled among the majestic redwood trees inside Joaquin Miller Park.The Joaquin Miller Community Center is a 8,500 square-foot, rustic wood framed, one-story facility, with stained glass windows and doors, and a panoramic view of the Bay Area. The Woodminster Cascades tumble into a reflection pond near the amphitheater.Amenities include a modern commercial grade kitchen, assembly rooms, conference rooms, an outdoor deck and a working fireplace. Onsite parking is available. Reservations are booked on a first come first serve basis.

Joaquin Miller Park

Enter Joaquin Miller Park and you will quickly forget that you are minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hikers, equestrians, bicyclists, joggers and picnickers from all over the Bay Area regularly frequent the 500-acre park. The rustic woodland trails lead you through redwood groves and oak woodlands and across lush creeksides and wet meadows. Dogs are allowed - on leash - throughout the park and a fenced off-leash dog areas for both large and small dogs is available on park property. Park facilities are available for weddings, picnics, large group gatherings and special events.Come explore the wonders of Oakland's urban wildlands!Visit the park ranger station for park history, wildlife exhibits, upcoming events, a landline telephone and more!

Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the City of Oakland! New jobs are posted to the website every Monday.

Job Seekers

The City offers generous benefits and the opportunity to build a better city for Oaklanders.

Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful

The Keep Oakland Clean & Beautiful (KOCB) division of Oakland Public Works is responsible for regularly scheduled street sweeping, City-wide litter reduction, maintenance of sidewalk litter containers, keeping paved medians and City-owned lots free of overgrown vegetation, pick-up of illegal dumping on streets, graffiti removal from public property, and cleanup of homeless encampments.

KOCB Graffiti Abatement Program Square Footage

In Fiscal Year 2019-20 the Graffiti Abatement program abated 530,124 square feet of graffiti from public property. With these efforts the White House could have been painted approximately 10 times.

KOCB Illegal Dumping Program Work Orders

In Fiscal Year 2019-20 staff serviced 59,215 Illegal Dumping work orders, which accounted for 55,236 cubic yards of debris being removed from neighborhoods. This is enough debris to fill a football field (100 yards long x 53.5 yards wide) 9.47 feet high or stretch 3.48 miles long at a height of 3 feet.

KTOP Studios

The City of Oakland is taking precautions and stepping up efforts to prevent and slow the spread of the virus, and we are planning for potential impacts to our workplace and community. Renting KTOP Studios is closed until further noticed. --- KTOP Studios is a full-service production facility offering a complete range of production and post-production services. Book today!


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Labor & Employee Relations

We work closely with labor unions, negotiate collective bargaining agreements and implement terms and conditions of employment for City of Oakland employees.

Lake Merritt Boating Center

Boating programs are offered at Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary. Youth and community programs provide an entry point to gain skills to explore the wonders of Bay Area boating. You can host special events at Lake Merritt Sailboat House which is located about Lake Merritt Boating Center.