Frog Park

April 26 Earth Day and Frog Park Family Fest

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We thank Greer Alley, Grand Lake Ace Garden Center, Bakesale Betty's, Alem's Coffee, Semifreddi's, Americorps, Park Supervisor Giacomo Damonte, city gardener Lydia Swann, irrigation specialist Laura Compton, baker Jenna Brotman, Mara Gendell, Jennifer Daskal and Jesse Attix, Joan Bletsch, Oakland Tech Key Club, Cub Scout Pack 274, Girl Scouts, Lee Patterson, Bill Cwynar, Jimmy Pedersen, Ken Rice Photography, juggler Dana Smith, and Howard Ferrier, Frog maintenance coordinator, community members and volunteers for another successful Earth Day.

FROG News: Fund Park Improvements & Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 5, 2014

$10,000 Match Grants for Final Frog Playground Buildout
Over the next six months, Friends of the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt (FROG) will be raising the final$50,000 needed to fund the last set of play structures planned for Frog Park and playground.

As a show of enthusiastic support for the drive, RCPC has committed a total of $10,000 to the playground build in the form of two matching grants. The deadline for the first $5,000 match is July 15. A match by that date activates the second $5,000 grant.

Put FROG Park Swings on Your Year-End Giving List

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

To make the vision of an enhanced FROG Park a reality, we need to raise $20,000. It’s been a part of your family’s life. Now it’s time to make FROG a part of your year-end giving. Thank you for your generosity.  FROG Park: Online: Mail/Payto: FROG Park, 4123 Broadway, PMB 311, Oakland, 94611. Tax ID 94-3011284

Coming to Frog Park + More Park News

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Based on your FROG priorities survey responses, the Friends of the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt (FROG) committee members are working on the number one interest: more swings. FROG continues to plan and work through the survey results list.

Thank you, Jim Ryugo

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jim Ryugo retired at the end of June as Building Services Manager after 33 years of service in the city’ Public Works Agency. He began working with Rockridge neighbors on a park when he was a manager responsible for park maintenance and trees in about half the city. He was instrumental in renovating Colby Park and, later, in the multiyear effort creating Frog Park, the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt.


Dear Jim:

Readying Trees and Creeks, Stones and Parks for Adventures to Come

Monday, June 10, 2013

We are pleased to announce the DMV Creekside Restoration continues with the second phase of the plan nearing completion: the delivery and installation of 10 creekside boulders.

FROG Park Earth Day 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

We had a great community work day on Earth Day, Saturday April 20. From 9 a.m. to well after noon, the community volunteers showed up to clean the pond and spread new gravel in preparation for the creek to be turned on. A mountain of new fibar was moved into the playground area, new sand was put into the sandboxes and we replaced pavers, sealed roof structures and cleaned the area of debris and garbage.

‘First Saturday’ Cleanup Spruces Up Frog Park

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Over 30 service club and community members worked together during April's "First Saturday" work day to clear tree trimmings, remove ivy, sweep, rake, prune, pick up debris, clear the area around the sand box, clean out the pond bed in preparation for turning on the creek, and perform other general cleanup.

Special thanks to: BuildOn, Oakland Tech; Key Club, Oakland Tech; Berkeley Kiwanis Club; Circle K, UC Berkeley; Luciano Cortes, City of Oakland gardener; FROG; and DMV Neighbors Association.

Monthly Cleanup Changed to ‘First Saturday’

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oakland Tech’s BuildOn Club has adopted Frog Park as its spring service project.

Let’s show them our community spirit: Join up to 30 dedicated BuildOn members on “First Saturdays” on Saturday April 6 and Saturday May 4 to handle park maintenance tasks not suited to the kid-friendly Earth Day clean up.

Meet at Big Frog, Hardy Circle, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ronnie Spitzer, FROG Treasurer and Maintenance Officer

FROG News: DMV Plan Ready For Implementation

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wonderful news for neighbors, greenbelt lovers, Farmers Market goers, and Claremont DMV staff and patrons: The long-awaited DMV tree and park restoration will happen soon.

The final plan, created by Suzanne Schrift of MIG Inc. and incorporating ideas from our community, provides for large native trees to replace the eucalyptus, plus smaller trees that will be attractive to birds and screen the view of the DMV car enclosure, a much-needed additional picnic table, and new boulders to enhance the creekside area.

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