Carmen Flores Recreation Center

The Carmen Flores Recreation Center is located in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale district. Diverse recreational programs are offered at low cost for tiny tots, youth, teens, adults and seniors. The center and park feature an industrial sized kitchen, multipurpose room, fully equipped computer lab and an artificial multipurpose field. Current renovations to the park include full basketball court, new entry way, a track, lighting, and landscaping which was completed in Fall 2011. We have a team of bilingual staff and a friendly atmosphere. Our programs are designed to expose our community to new activities that help participants find their passion in life. Imagine, Inspire, Invest. Experience Oakland with US!

Carmen Flores Recreation Center is currently CLOSED to the public until further notice. updated 05/10/2022


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Carmen Flores Recreation Center is currently NOT allowing indoor rental reservations until further notice. updated 5/10/2022

Facility and park amenities include:

  • Industrial size kitchen
  • Multipurpose room
  • Meeting room space
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor stage
  • Outdoor basketball courts with lights*
  • Artificial turf multipurpose field with lights*
  • Community garden

*fees associated.

Renting Carmen Flores Recreation Center and Josie de la Cruz Park.

Please visit our front desk to get rate information. You can find the application materials below or pick them up from the front desk.

You can reserve Carmen Flores Recreation Center 30 days to 11 months in advance of the requested reservation date. If a request is approved for an event within two weeks to 30 days, you must pay a service fee. NO reservation requests are accepted less than two weeks in advance.

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Carmen Flores Recreation Center at Josie de la Cruz Park

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1637 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland, CA 94601

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