DeFremery Recreation Center

Occupying a full city block in the heart of West Oakland, beautiful DeFremery Park is a landmark destination steeped in Oakland history and culture. With its many large, mature trees and vibrant green fields, DeFremery Park is a calm and serene setting brought to life by locals using the park’s many facilities. The park’s swimming pool and Town Park skateboarding ramps attract young children, teens and families from the across the city, while community members gather for birthday parties and meetings at the park’s BBQ areas and picnic circles. Reviewers call DeFremery Park “West Oakland’s finest” and “a nice place for kids and families” with the “best skatepark in all of the Bay.” DeFremery Park earns high marks for its active recreation center and community calendar, with programs, classes and events scheduled throughout the year.



  • Barbecues
  • Baseball Field
  • Basketball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground (Ages 5-12)
  • Recreation Center
  • Skateboard Ramp
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tot Lot (Ages 2-5)

Renting deFremery Recreation Center

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 deFremery 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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