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Nature

Among Oak Knoll’s neighborhoods you’ll see inviting greenery and plenty of incredible oak trees, extending their shade for sunny California days.

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An extensive network of trails and thoughtfully designed streets join the neighborhoods of Oak Knoll with surrounding upland areas, open spaces and parks.

These pathways present opportunities for residents to connect with nature and provide unfettered space for jogging, walking and meeting up with neighbors.


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Parks & Path

Oak Knoll provides public parks and spaces for you and your family to inhabit and enjoy.



Creekside Park invites you to stop and enjoy the outdoors with its unique collection of stone benches and table. Created by national award-winning Bay Area sculptor,Yoshikawa Wright, these artworks intentionally amplify qualities in the natural surroundings.

Discover more art in Woodland Park, along with trail markers and benches perfectly placed for a midday coffee break or an impromptu family picnic.


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The carefully restored Rifle Range Creek flows freely through the community and can be crossed by foot or vehicle on the stunning leaf-patterned bridge, created for the Oak Knoll community by San Francisco artist Bruce Tomb.

Whimsical themes infuse the bike racks and benches distributed throughout Oak Knoll, both designed and crafted by local Oakland artist, Mark Bulwinkle.


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Retail

The growing community features over 900 new residences, a community center, biking and walking trails and a 72,000 sq ft neighborhood retail center.


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This retail plaza, which features tilework crafted by Oakland designer, Johanna Poethig, provides easy, convenient access for residents to shops and lifestyle amenities, including a grocery and café.


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Walk down to this inviting retail town square for some light shopping and people watching, or meet up on the weekends with neighbors or friends to catch up over coffee or for a light brunch.


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Outdoor gathering spaces and local artwork unite every element for an authentic and unique community vibe.

Club Knoll Recreation Center

The historic 1928 Oak Knoll golf clubhouse has been restored as a modern recreation center for the community’s use.

As a resident, you will have opportunities to reserve this space for special family gatherings, weddings, birthday parties and more.


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Public Art Project

Oak Knoll is a place for walking and being in nature, but each path opens onto a community art walk, revealing artworks integrated into the landscape and neighborhoods.





Prominent California artists were selected from Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay Area to create site-specific works. Discover the artists’ individual philosophies below and visit their websites to learn more.

Artist Spotlight

MARK BULWINKLE

FEATURE:OAK KNOLL BIKE RACKS AND BENCHES

This Oakland graphic artist and sculptor speciallzes in cut steel and is considered a member of the American West Coast Funk movement.

DAVID DUSKIN

Feature:OAK WOODLAND TRAIL INSTALLATIONS

David was trained as an artist, blacksmith, and metal fabricator. Currently he works on both public and private commissions and teaches once a week at Academy Of Art University in San Francisco.

JOHANNA POETHIG

Feature:Oak Knoll retail plaza tilework

The dialogue between the public and the personal informs the work of this Oakland designer and internationally exhibited artist. She is also Professor Emerita of the Visual and Public Art dept at California State University, Monterey Bay.

BRUCE TOMB

Feature:Rifle Range Creek Bridge décor

The award-winning San Francisco interdisciplinary artist brings an industrial design and production focus to his architectural projects.

YOSHIKAWA WRIGHT

Feature:Creekside Park stone benches & table

The national award-winning Bay Area sculptor primarily uses California granite as the basis for his abstract expressions in stone.