A family friendly Oakland is an everyone friendly Oakland.
Family Friendly Oakland is a volunteer-led effort to ensure our city discussions, decisions and designs include people of all ages, incomes and household sizes. Oakland is rapidly changing, but with leadership, engagement, and careful planning, we can build a city where every generation can call our city home. Help build a family friendly Oakland by:
1. Engaging parents, youth, and family-friendly advocates. Family-friendly cities are intentionally created when they are included in the visioning and design process.
2. Encouraging the development of more family-sized housing. We need a lot more three bedrooms, and housing for all ages, all incomes, and a range of household sizes.
3. Infusing family-friendly and flexible design principles into planning. Let’s create more playful public spaces and new housing that takes into account family friendly and flexible design guidelines.
4. Making sure our city is safe for our children. Let's make sure our parks, streets, sidewalks, and transit systems are safe for everyone, all day and all night long.