Hillcrest Playground
Fri, Mar 5 7:42am



Dear School Community,


We are pleased to announce the phased reopening of Oakland Unified School District play areas. Hillcrest’s playground and nature area will be open Monday, Tuesday, & Fridays 3:00p.m.-6:00p.m. (Wednesday and Thursdays are reserved for grade level invite only) effective March 8, 2021. 


To maximize everyone's health and safety, we ask that everyone adhere to the California Department of Health's (CDH) recommendations for simple ways to keep playgrounds safe and fun. We appreciate your cooperation in abiding by these guidelines and encouraging others to do the same. 


The Mandalay Gate  is the only way in and out of the playground.


  1. WEAR A MASK (all people over age 2)
  2. MAINTAIN DISTANCE (6 feet between individuals from different households and prevent crowding of children)
  3. NO FOOD OR DRINK (ensures masks stay on)
  4. WASH HANDS (before you visit)
  5. PLAN AHEAD (find times to avoid crowds & wait)
  6. KNOW WHEN TO STAY HOME (those with underlying conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present)
  7. SHARE OUR SPACE (limit visit to 30 minutes when others are waiting)
  8. ADULTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING THEIR OWN CHILDREN (ensure masks stay on, social distancing is practicing, and overcrowding is prevented).
  9. All bathrooms are closed and there is no access to the building.




Visit the following California Public Health link for more information:


outdoor playground guidance