Several parks located within our more disadvantaged neighborhoods in Oakland continue to be left severely neglected and underfunded by the City. For example, 88th Avenue Mini Park, located in District 7, the heart of Oakland's more economically challenged communities, is in severe need of renovation.
This park lacks several basic amenities that parks in more economically secure communities have, such as: a slide, play manipulatives, swing, water fountain, restroom, protective fencing, and play equipment to accommodate youth younger than six years old. Despite plenty of open space for more play equipment, this site barely has anything for children to play on or with.
Especially following COVID, it is imperative that our youth have adequate spaces to recreate. This contributes to healthy mental health, helps to keep youth out of trouble, and provides welcoming spaces to exercise. We are working to secure funding to restore and renovate this park, as well as others. In this way, we can show that ALL children in Oakland deserve equitabe spaces to play, within their own neighborhood.
Your contribution provides us with the funds to take steps toward renovating this park.