Carmen Flores Recreation Center, Oakland, California 1

Carmen Flores Recreation Center is located in Josie de la Cruz Park in the Fruitvale district of Oakland.  Activities at the center include Gomez Kajukenbo Karate, Zumba dance and an After School Assistance program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  The "children will receive academic support, participate in recreational sports and activities as well as exposure to cultural enrichment" in the after school program. 

On August 2, 2012, nonprofit Rebuilding Together, in partnership with Maxwell House and Wheel of Fortune's Vanna White funded the new community garden at the Carmen Flores center.

Vanna White at the Carmen Flores Recreation Center  community garden groundbreaking ceremony 2  Wheel of Fortune co-host, Vanna White works with local children at the Carmen Flores Recreation Center 2


1637 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, California 94601



Office Hours (Spring & Summer)

  • Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Programs and Facilities

  • Diverse recreational programs are offered at low cost for tiny tots, youth, teens, adults and seniors.
  • Industrial sized kitchen, multipurpose room,
  • Computer lab
  • Artificial multipurpose field.
  • Full basketball court
  • Track
  • Community garden

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Email Contact

Angelica Lopez [email protected]

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