The City of Oakland is providing opportunities for businesses to utilize privately-owned outdoor areas, including parking lots, for outdoor dining and retail uses.
The City offers safe, fun and affordable swimming programs for residents.
Learn more about legacy major development projects in the City of Oakland.
The history of the Public Hearings and Public Workshops for the Plan Process and Adoption.
As of February 1, 2012, the City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency ceased to exist. The new Redevelopment Successor Agency, housed within the Public/Private Development Division, was created to wind down and complete the activities of the former Redevelopment Agency.
More information coming soon.
Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center (meaning Old Creek in Spanish) is located at one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city. Our park features a lively creek, picnic areas, and a community garden. We are located next to East Oakland Pride Elementary School. Our center is equipped with a football/soccer field, tennis courts, play area for toddlers, patio area, social hall, craft and game room, computer lab, and newly renovated baseball field. We have bilingual staff members to help our Spanish-speaking community members. We are an ADA Inclusion Center.
Learn about the City’s Cultural Funding Program, which provides approximately $1 million annually in grants to support the arts; the Public Art Program, which commissions and supports public art across Oakland; professional development programs for artists and arts organizations; special events support; film production permitting; and walking tours.
We operate 66 sports fields ranging from football to soccer with turf or real grass.
All new full-time (FT), part-time partial (PTP), and part-time to temporary (PTT) should attend New Employee Orientation (NEO).
Key resources to learn more about the General Plan Update process.
On September 21, 2019, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose challenged each other to a friendly competition as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day to see which city could engage the most volunteers and stage the biggest and most impactful cleanup. Projects included trash removal, habitat restoration, tree planting, and beautification. Oakland had a total of 55 registered volunteer sites throughout the City’s neighborhoods and coastline. With a record breaking 2,170 volunteers putting in more than 7,183 collective service hours, it was a great success for the Town. Together, Oaklanders picked up 109,460 pounds of trash, sorted 2,859 pounds of recyclables, cleared 37 storm drains, and cleaned 11 miles of shoreline! A huge thank you to the Oakland communities that came together on this day and showed some love to their neighborhoods.
The City's groundbreaking Equity Permit Program is designed to minimize barriers to cannabis licensing for those who have been the most victimized by the war on drugs. Find out how to qualify.
To support bicycling, the City offers a variety of bicycle parking-related services and resources
Learn about Oakland's bicycle plan, projects, and programs.
Rewarding and challenging bicycling opportunities with sweeping views of the Bay.
Find all the forms and schedules needed to contract with the City