To our elders, youth, and families, many who live, go to school, and work in Oakland Chinatown and Lincoln Square Park, we want you to know that we are here for you. We know you are feeling hurt, scared, frustrated, and isolated. We too feel pain, anxiety, and anger due to the violent attacks against members of our Asian community, across the Bay Area and country. Elders like Mr. Pak Ho and Mr. Paul Chan were such important participants in our activities and culture at Lincoln Square Park: Mr. Pak Ho was a regular participant with our Sunday morning Tai Chi, and Mr. Paul Chan actively volunteered many times a week with our Table Tennis program
Join us and share your ideas!
The City is planning for a larger downtown recreation center at Lincoln Square Park in Oakland Chinatown. Join our virtual meeting to learn about the City's latest plans and share your ideas!
The grassroots effort to build a new state-of-the-art recreation center at Lincoln Square Park is continuing to gain momentum and we invite you to join us at our next community meeting. As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the park community updated and gather feedback, we invite you to participate in a community meeting to share your ideas.
At this meeting we will:
- Update you as to what has been, or not been, happening at the park during Covid
- Share our latest progress towards building a bigger and better recreation center
- Receive feedback on the desired programming in the new and expanded spaces.
Wednesday, March 3, 5-6 pm - Online Zoom Meeting
If you can't make it...
You can still provide feedback by completing our online survey (in English or Chinese).
Lincoln Square Park featured in Oakland Chinatown Panel
On October 24, 2020, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and East Wind Books Multicultural Services co-presented an online panel on Oakland Chinatown, currently at a critical turning point. Friends of Lincoln Square Park co-founder, Tiffany Eng, spoke about her connection to Chinatown and talked about our vision for a new, larger building. Read her comments in full.
The event was named: Chinatown Today, Chinatown Tomorrow. Panelists shared their thoughts on the issues affecting our historic neighborhood and how we can address them. Click on their names to skip to their presentation.
Moderator (4:29) William Gee Wong presents a historical perspective and then is joined by (15:27) Ted Dang (Commercial broker/developer, also EBALDC co-founder), (31:26) Alvina Wong (APEN Campaign & Organizing Director), (46:47) Tiffany Eng (Friends of Lincoln Park co-founder), and (57:02) Joyce Pisnanont (CAPACD Director of Economic Empowerment). Panelists discuss complex, interwoven factors such as immigration and gentrification trends affecting Oakland Chinatown. Learn from their expertise and lived experiences as well as discover local resources and ways to support Oakland Chinatown today and tomorrow.
This event was part of OACC's “Community Voices to Empower Change” series. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Thank you to Akemi, OACC and your supporters for hosting this event and inviting me to share exciting plans for an improved Recreation Center at Lincoln Square Park in Oakland Chinatown.
There are many ways to stay up to date with our efforts to build a new recreation center. At a minimum, join our email list and follow us on social media!
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5. Read our blog
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We'll post our updates here as our progress continues.