STAGEBRIDGE LOCATION AND PARKING
Stagebridge is located in Oakland at 2501 Harrison Street, at the First Congregational Church of Oakland (across from Whole Foods). We are accessible via AC Transit bus (the 33 line is close by - we're on Harrison St. near Bay Pl. or Westlake School), or a short walk from the 19th St. BART station.
We are very lucky to have access to on-site parking (which, although limited, is free!) while attending classes and events at Stagebridge.
We share the church space with several other organizations, and parking in this popular neighborhood can be challenging, especially during peak times when there are multiple Stagebridge classes and/or other events going on at the FCCO church. We encourage students to carpool with their classmates − it’s a fun way to spend more time with friends while helping to ease parking, and to reduce your carbon footprint on the environment!
If you choose to drive, here are some guidelines:
Please display a current Stagebridge Parking Permit in your windshield, and fill it out by printing your name and cell phone number on it – this is especially important if we need to contact you to move your vehicle if you are parked in front of or behind someone, or are blocking someone. If you are a student or instructor and need a permit, stop by the Stagebridge office to pick one up!
If you park in the Parking Lot:
o We share the parking lot with other organizations at FCCO. You may park in any space available on the right side facing the church building except for spots marked for JFK University – (parking is not allowed in these spaces or in any Westlake Middle School parking spaces).
o If you are parked at the front of a long, double spot, please pull all the way forward so that someone else can park behind your car.
o If you are parked in a double spot behind someone else, it is equally important to display on your windshield a parking permit with your name and cell phone number so that we can contact you if the person in front of you is blocked in.
Parking can also be found at the front of the church in the turnaround. If you park here:
o Park with two wheels (one front and one rear wheel) on the sidewalk, and two wheels on the road to allow enough space on the narrow drive for other cars to pass. Do not block the road.
o If you park in front of or behind someone, please pull up closely to maximize use of this space - but still allow enough space for them to pull out (think how you would parallel park on a regular street)!
Finally, it seems that people occasionally park on Harrison Street – but THERE ARE NO PARKING SPOTS on Harrison between Hamilton and 27th – this is a lane of traffic, and if you park here you could likely get hit or towed by the city. Please do not park there for your own safety!