Residents Struggle Over Future of West Oakland Park

St Andrews Park

Occupying less than two-tenths of an acre, Saint Andrews is one of West Oakland’s tiniest parks. It has also become the center of local controversy. Some residents and business owners want to see the park – which they call a haven for illegal activity – shut down. But others say Saint Andrews is a refuge for people who may have nowhere else to go. By Deborah Sherman

Occupying less than two-tenths of an acre, Saint Andrews is one of West Oakland’s tiniest parks. It has also become the center of local controversy. Some residents and business owners want to see the park – which they call a haven for illegal activity – shut down. But others say Saint Andrews is a refuge for people who may have nowhere else to go. By Deborah Sherman

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