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The Golden Gate Recreation Center is a city of Oakland recreation center for the Golden Gate district. It includes a basketball court, picnic area, and several large murals.


On June 4, 2016, The Golden Gate Recreation Center reopened as The Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center.

The renovated center has a new full-court basketball gym that can also be used for volleyball. The gym connects to a dance studio that opens to the outside. Outdoor seating facing the dance studio allows for an indoor/outdoor performance stage.  New features also include a large multi-purpose room next to a commercial kitchen (with a dishwasher, ice machine and teaching island with stove burners for cooking classes).

The center also has a new outdoor play area and walking track.

Oakland added Charles Porter to the center’s name to honor a longtime local resident and activist who organized his neighbors to push for the renovations. Golden Gate Recreation Center was built decades ago and in need of major repairs.  Mr. Porter also coordinated the North Oakland National Night Out block party that featured the Golden Gate Recreation Center project. He died in 2013.


1075 62ND STREET / Golden Gate / North Oakland/ Gaskill
phone: (510) 597-5032
fax: (510) 597-5018
FALL HOURS M-F; 11a–7p Sa; 10a–2p

(Check with Center for other hours)


  • Basketball court
  • Baseball field
  • Picnic sites
  • Patio area
  • Girl Scouts/Brownie
  • Senior Soul Line Dancing
  • Open Activity Center

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