Parks and Open Space Committee

Garden Stewards, Volunteers Sought for Broadway Pollinator Garden

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rockridge residents have come to appreciate the beauty of the new Broadway Pollinator Garden site, a work in progress by the Oakland Landscape Committee (OLC) and community volunteers. This football-field size Caltrans site at the intersection of Broadway and Keith Avenue hosts hundreds of roses, lavenders, and thousands of pollinator plants providing habitat for bees, butterflies and birds.

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.

FROG News: Survey

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The FROG survey has closed and the results are in. Summarized opinions will help guide Frog park improvements and FROG committee decisions.

Many filled out the survey online or completed paper versions handed out at the park area and greenbelt. There were 278 Frog Park patrons and community member respondents.

Results showed the following highest importance and priority ratings:

September Maintenance Day for FROG Park

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Save this date! Saturday, September 18, is Fall Maintenance Day. Work will continue throughout the weekend and possibly beyond. The Park will be closed during this time.

FROG plans to completely replace the playground wood chips (fibar) and perform maintenance on the structure itself. Anyone interested in helping should contact Howard Ferrier at

Rockridge BART Plaza Plans Progressing

Saturday, November 6, 2010

BART is ready for a visual upgrade. After years of difficulty gaining consensus on design, representatives from BART, the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC), and the Rockridge district Association (RDA) have developed a plan to remodel the plaza area of the BART station at College and Keith.

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