pre-existing, non-chartered organizations to the north and south of
what is now
the Glenn W.
Daniel/King Estates Open Space Park (KEOS) in order to
land from development. The eastern slope, between Howard School and King Estates school,
was an existing
City of Oakland park established
in the early ‘60s. However
majority of land was privately owned. A land trust acquired
it and held
until the City could purchase it. Many
of our neighbors worked with Citizens of Oakland for Open Space (COOS)
Measure M (the KEOS property was purchased with Measure M funds).
Clyde Grimes, a retired
with ties to University of California, Berkeley, recruited their
do a master plan for the park as a masters thesis project. UC
community worked over the course of a year to produce the master plan,
vetted by all the City of Oakland departments
and then passed by City Council in 1998. KEOS
OKNIA projects and
a Clean Streets
Committee responsible for collecting litter on Fontaine Street and Golf Links Road. The
committee communicates directly with the Public Works Agency regarding
petition to alter the municipal code to allow dogs on leash in KEOS.
City Council approved on conditions that OKNIA provide dog
education, signage regarding dog waste clean-up, bag dispensers, and
a Park Committee
chaired by Marshall Hasbrouk, a biologist and specialist in habitat
restoration, which began a program of non-native eradication.
program continues with broom, salsify, Himalayan blackberry, cardoon,
and pampas grass on the current hit list.
forces with Volunteers
for Outdoor California (VOCAL) and the City of Oakland Public Works
Agency to cut a loop trail on the eastern and western slopes of the
Larry Reid made a
considerable donation to cover VOCAL’s costs.
volunteers from Bay Area high schools, colleges, churches, and the
local community spent a weekend creating what is now a wonderful public
neighborhood volunteers now provide trail maintenance as needed.
- 1992—has had
with the Oak Knoll Coalition since the closure of the Oak Knoll Naval Medical Center to ensure that
at the site addresses and mitigates impacts on our community.
in a successful
challenge to the Leona Quarry development, which led to significant
improvements to the hydrology and geotechnical components of the final
environmental impact report.
- 2007—provided a
organization for the community surrounding the Holy Redeemer property
when its sale was announced.
- Over the past 22
District 6 and 7 councilmembers, mayors, chiefs of police, county
supervisors, and Public Works representatives in an effort to inform
- 2014—became a
California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee approved the establishment of
the Clyde Grimes Memorial Grove.
- 2019—became a
nonprofit public benefit corporation.