Golden Gate Recreation Center

Oakland, CA | Community/Education/Civic

The Golden Gate Recreation Center serves as a vital community facility to the families of the surrounding North Oakland neighborhood. The community was highly engaged in the preparation of the buildings program/design which includes a high-school-regulation-sized basketball gymnasium, multi-purpose activity rooms for seniors and youth, a teaching kitchen, a teen center, and an adjoining computer lab for study. The L-shaped floor plan embraces the exterior patio and 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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