Neighbors Renovating the Rockridge & Temescal Gateway
Thank you for your interest in Scenic Streets. Founded in 2011, we are an all-volunteer group of Oakland residents committed to making the streets we all share more enjoyable and safer. We conduct landscaping projects large and small along busy streets that could use some greenery - and encourage others to do the same.
Our first project has been renovating Claremont Avenue near Highway 24. This high visibility gateway to our community has been neglected for decades. Weeds, litter and graffiti greeted visitors. We thought our beautiful neighborhood deserved a better first impression and hundreds of our neighbors agreed.
Thanks to their generous support, our volunteers have transformed to neglected highway ramps with hundreds of flowering shrubs. We added dozens of new sidewalk trees. And cultivated native wildflowers along roadsides.
And we're not done yet! We've set our sights on the a big challenge:
Dark. Dingy. Dangerous.
The Highway Underpass and Dog Run need improvements! Click here to learn more about our plans.
Scenic Streets is sponsored by the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC). And although we are permitted by the City of Oakland and Cal-Trans to create lasting improvements that meet their standards, these budget-strapped public agencies provide little if any of our funding. Please support the neighbors improving your neighborhood!
We also hope to inspire others to improve additional public lands in other communities. Our 'How To' section provides valuable advice and resources for those considering a similar project.
Your ideas are welcome. Volunteers are always needed. And most importantly, your financial contributions are vital to making this effort a continuing success. Click on the tabs at the top of this page to learn more. Thank you for your support!