Gallery: Spectacular East Oakland Sports Center Creates a Place of Comm...

East Oakland’s ailing community was recently given the gift of a state-of-the-art recreation center, introducing a multitude of sports and health activities for people to enjoy, and safe place for children to play. The LEED Silver project, designed by ELS Architects and Urban Design, rests on a site originally set aside for a 2012 Olympics venue that San Francisco placed (and eventually lost) a bid for. However, the community was undeterred by the outcome, and through creative financing and determination, they now have a bright, airy, and eco-friendly 25,000 square foot center hosting an aquatic center, aerobics and fitness facilities, and an education and media center.

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  1. robygbh March 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    My children have gone to this pool twice with a friend’s family. They absolutely love it and went there last weekend when it was pouring down rain. I just couldn’t place where it could be and I never imagined that it was so new & beautiful! Now, I can’t wait to go!
    It’s really nice to see Oakland’s kids and adults too, get such an amazing complex.

  2. Wilke007 January 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Wow this is nice – Oakland is one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets. Dont tell too many people because they’ll come see too..

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