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J. Nicholas Williams

J. Nicholas Williams serves as the director for the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Development. Prior, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation at Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, and managed park and recreation operations in the City of Atlanta for over five years.

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Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330
Oakland, CA 94612


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Phone Numbers

Phone: (510) 238-PARK or (510) 238-7275

TTY: (510) 615-5883

Fax: (510) 238-3817


Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.