Golden Gate Recreation Center

Oakland, CA | Art/Education Civic/Community

Oakland’s recreation centers solidify local neighborhoods and provide a range of activity choices. For the Golden Gate Recreation Center, this includes a large sky-lit gymnasium for after school sports, a stage/activity room, meeting rooms for senior and other activities, a teaching kitchen, a teen center, and an adjoining computer lab for study. The design blurs the distinction between indoor and outdoor activities. The L-shaped floor plan wraps around a tot-lot play area. The sprung floor stage area can open to the gymnasium, to an exterior amphitheater, or be closed off for dance classes.

Client: City of Oakland
Location: Oakland, CA
Project Completion: May 2015

Brooke A. Levin, Oakland Public Works Director

Golden Gate Recreation Center

The glass-fronted lobby parallels the exterior play areas and blurs the distinction between indoor and outdoor activities.

 
Golden Gate Recreation Center

North-facing skylights bring ample natural lighting into the gymnasium.

 
Golden Gate Recreation Center

The L-shaped floor plan wraps around a tot-lot play area.

 
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