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.

New equipment will include additional swings (toddler and big kid), a climbing web merry-go-round, pole spinners, and a seesaw.

The improvements - chosen after months of local community consultation and comment - are planned to extend the appeal of the park to a wider age-range of children.

FROG Park was built by over 1,300 Rockridge volunteers and community donors in 2001, is maintained by volunteers, and shows what can be done when we come together as a community.

Make your tax-deductible donation online at or mail your check to FROG, 4123 Broadway, PMB 311, Oakland, CA 94611.
(Tax ID: 94-3011284)

April 26 Earth Day and Frog Park Family Fest

Celebrate Earth Day at Frog Park and the Greenbelt, a city of Oakland featured volunteer site sponsored by FROG and the DMV Neighbors Association. Come to a family-friendly cleanup and stay for a special FROG Family Fest with great kid activities.

Let's get our park ready for summer fun, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Help replant the butterfly garden, sift sand, clean up, and prepare the pond and creek bed for the creek turn-on. Bring your own tools or use ours. Coffee and refreshments provided. Stay for half an hour or the entire morning, rain or shine.

Then, party at the FROG Family Fest. Bring your family, kids, and your picnic lunch and blanket to Big Frog Park between 12 noon and 2 p.m. for loads of entertaining games, bubble-making, face painting, and crafts.

Stop by and learn more about the proposed new toddler swings, regular swings, a merry-go-round climber, see-saw and pole spinners.

When: Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m.-12 noon (Family Fest 12-2 p.m.)
Where: Big Frog (Hardy Circle near Miles) or Greenbelt (Redondo Avenue at Cavour)
Who: Community members and kids of all ages.

Contact with questions or to volunteer.