With your help, FROG Park will be home to new toddler swings, regular swings, a merry-go-round climber, spinners and more (highest rated features for those who took the survey). After extensive public comment this fall and meetings with the City of Oakland, we’re moving ahead with new swings and play features in 2014. But we [...]
The Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt was created in 2001, culminating years of community effort. FROG Park has since become a central community feature. Hardy and Redondo playgrounds are focal points for children and walkers stroll the connecting greenbelt path, which is fully accessible for the disabled.
Greenbelt volunteers needed! December’s “First Saturday” Rockridge-Temescal greenbelt cleanup (this coming Saturday, the 7th from 9 AM to noon) will be focused on clearing the mess left by the high winds of a couple of weeks ago. The spots most needing attention are at Cavour and Redondo, and in the creekbed and along the path [...]
FROG (Friends of the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt) is working on your number one request: more swings in Frog Park. Please take a few moments to help us select a final swing and play area option.
Final phases of the DMV restoration will begin in late September when the DMV continues its promised restoration, including planting 13 new trees and shrubs along the DMV Creekside. All that remains is to install one new picnic table next to the existing one on a date to be determined.
More than two years ago, the [...]
September marks the one year anniversary of the “First Saturday” monthly Frog Park cleanups. Based on its success, FROG plans to continue the program for another year.
Highlights include: adding sand to both sandboxes, distributing wood chips throughout the Big Frog park area for a safer play time, surveying park users, beginning the replanting of our [...]
FROG is planning to implement the highest priorities based on the FROG community priorities survey results and on ongoing initiatives
FROG seeks volunteers with the following specific skills: project management with public agencies; community outreach; marketing; communication and presentation development; website editors and developers; and working with the community on art initiatives. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn [...]
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 [...]
Delightful new neighbors and dear old friends converged on the Rockridge Temescal greenbelt and Frog Park for the annual June Interim Cleanup Party, co-sponsored by the DMV Neighbors Association and FROG.
After a wake-up cup of coffee and some bagels and coffee cake, volunteers shifted clean sand into the Little Frog Park sandbox, spread out cushioning [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]