The Carter Gilmore Sports Complex (sometimes referred to as Carter-Gilmore/Greenman Field) is a City of Oakland park named in honor of former Oakland City Councilman Carter Gilmore who was the first African American elected to the Council, as well as a civil rights activist and community leader. The park was originally known as Greenman Field, but was renamed in 2006, less than a month before Mr. Gilmore passed away. 1

The Greenman Field name dates back to 1950. The city gave the name as a memorial to Charles H. Greenman, once principal of Lockwood School, and to the Lockwood students who lost their lives in WWI and WWII. 2


1390 66th Avenue, (at Lucille Street) Oakland, California



Links and References

  1. Carter Gilmore Obituary San Francisco Chronicle December 28, 2006
  2. Charles H. Greenman Athletic Field Opened to Students Oakland Tribune March 30, 1950