Lincoln Recreation Center Renovation Project

The City of Oakland welcomes our community to envision a new state-of-the-art Recreation Center at 250 10th Street. This new recreation center is top priority to replace the existing outdated and aging recreation center.

In Process


Lincoln Recreation Center is located within Lincoln Square Park, one of the City’s original seven public squares designated in the 1860s. Located in Oakland's Chinatown, the Center occupies one corner of the 1.75-acre urban block park and is operated by the Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development Department. It is the only public recreation center and park in Chinatown and Downtown that has park staff, public restrooms and active programming on-site. The Center serves a community of residents of all ages, income levels, and races. The recreation center is bustling from dawn to dusk with over 1,500 unique visitors each day, seven days a week.

Lincoln Recreation Center building was constructed in late 1970s, almost 50 years ago and was a 7,500-square foot structure. The Recreation Center hosted programs and classes year-round serving patrons from pre-school to seniors, and a thriving summer camp program.

Based on community input, the vision for the new expanded Recreation Center is to build a legacy and invest for the next generations. The recreation center will continue to play a central role in providing a welcoming, diverse, and thriving community that enriches the lives of all families. Lincoln Square has been the heart of the Chinatown neighborhood and a gathering place for people from all over Oakland and beyond since the 1860s.

Project Advisory Committee (PAC) Meetings via ZOOM

Sept. 14, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Sept. 21, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Oct. 1, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Oct. 15, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Oct. 29, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Nov. 12, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Dec. 1, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Dec. 15, 2021 @ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Upcoming Community Meetings:

Dec. 8, 2021 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Lincoln Recreation Center Gymnasium (in-person meeting)

Dec. 9, 2021 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm via ZOOM

For more information to the December Community Meetings, visit https://www.friendsoflincolnsq...



Community Engagement and Planning
Fall 2021 to Winter 2021
Lincoln Recreation Center Design
Spring 2022 to Winter 2022