City of Berkeley Live Oak Community Center Breaks Ground

by: Emily Wheeler | November 15, 2019

ELS joined the City of Berkeley to celebrate the beginning of construction on the Live Oak Community Center with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.

ELSers Diana Hayton, Scott Lentz, and Vince Taboada at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Live Oak Community Center in Berkeley.

The Live Oak Community Center project is a comprehensive structural upgrade and renovation to provide a safe, secure, and accessible building for the community. Constructed in 1956 and designed by Berkeley architect Robert Ratcliff, the center, located next to Cordonices Creek within Live Oak Park, is home to many treasured recreational programs and services. Improvements include energy-efficient electrical and mechanical systems, LED lighting, accessible theatre restrooms, and the expansion of the administration area to provide staff offices. The seismically upgraded Live Oak Community Center will be one of the City’s designated Care & Shelter facilities for residents in case of an emergency.