Commemorating the Oakland Firestorm's 30th Anniversary


The Park District is joining the North Hills Community Association on Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Temescal for an in-person event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Firestorm. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic Oakland Hills Firestorm which raged through the hills in October 1991. The community picnic is open to everyone and will include live music, food trucks, family activities, and information on preparing for and staying safe during community emergencies. Park District Board President Dee Rosario, who was among the first to combat the '91 fire as a former Park District firefighter, will speak during the ceremony. The Park District booths will include interpretive programs and crafts, photos and artifacts from our archives, and former employees and staff who were a part of the firefighting efforts 30 years ago will be on hand to tell their stories. Event Info.  

Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor