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Summer Family Recreation Opportunities in San Leandro




San Leandro’s Recreation & Human Services Department will host a variety of fun recreational programs and activities throughout the summer. Upcoming highlights include Family Movie Nights, Recreational Swims, and the third annual Family Bike Party.

< p>“San Leandro is a great place to raise a family” said Mayor Stephen Cassidy. “We are excited to again host a wide array of fun programs and activities at our beautiful local parks. ”

Family Movie Nights:

The public is invited to two upcoming family movie nights. On Wednesday, July 23, The Muppets will be the featured selection at Lower Chabot Park, located at Estudillo Ave. and Sylvan Circle.

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, The Lego Movie will be featured at Washington Manor Park, 14900 Zelma St. Show times for both events will be 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. The events are free and open to community residents.

Family Recreational Swims:

In celebration of National Recreation & Parks month, the public is invited to attend family recreational swims on Friday afternoons at the San Leandro Family Aquatic Center from 1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. throughout the month of July.

Pre-registration is recommended for these pool parties due to limited pool capacity.

Those who pre-register also will receive a discounted rate of $3 per person (regular drop-in rate is $5). In September, the city also will be hosting end-of-summer Friday Family Nights from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic meal, swimsuits, and towels. The family aquatic center is located at 14900 Zelma Street.

Family Bike Party:

On Sunday, Sept. 7, families are invited to ride their bikes to Roosevelt Elementary School & the Farrelly Pool for this free and fun special event.

Check in by 1 p.m. for the group bike ride, or come as early as 9 a.m. to receive free minor bike repairs and tune-ups from the Bike Mobile-

Other activities and games will be available throughout the morning, including a bike rodeo. At 1 p.m.,, participants will ride from Farrelly Pool to McCartney Park for games, and then on to Siempre Verde Park for bike decorating.

Attendees may join the free bike parade on the return ride to Farrelly Pool, where families can enjoy a free swim until 5:30 p.m.

Parking is limited, so participants are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event. Helmets are required for all participants under 18, and attendees are responsible for their own bikes, as well as those of minors under their supervision.

Alcohol is prohibited.

For more information, contact Dena Justice, Recreation Supervisor, at (510) 577-3473 or



East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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