Latham Square Plaza Community Design Workshop

Join City of Oakland staff and Rebar for a creative community gathering to envision the Latham Square Plaza pilot.

Art and design activities for children and adults! Help design the future of Downtown Oakland!

Can’t make the meeting? Share your thoughts on what Latham Square needs at: lathamsquare@gmail.com -or- visit: www.oaklandnet.com/LathamSquare

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