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Parks Division
Parks Division


Hopkins Street
east of Colusa Avenue
Northwest Berkeley, Mobile Unit 1
Map of parks 

King School Park is owned by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and maintained by the City of Berkeley. By a joint-use agreement between the City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), King School offers public access to its play areas, tennis courts, running track, gym, and basketball courts when school is not in session and daytime access to its tot play area.

King School Picnic


King School Park was built with Measure Y funds after voters passed a bond measure in 1974 to fund additional park development to meet the recreational needs of Berkeley’s citizens. It was opened to the public in 1979.


  • Multi-purpose turf
  • Fence-enclosed, disabled accessible tot play area featuring swings, climber, slide and sand box.
  • School-age disabled accessible play area featuring large swings, 12' high cable-net climber.
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Picnic area
  • Public Swim Center (King Warm Water Pool)
  • Adjacent school facilities include basketball courts, tennis courts (5), and running track, available to the public when school is not in session

The Public Swim Center (King Pool) is available for reservation. For further information, please call the Recreation Office at 510-981-5150. The King Pool phone (to hear recorded information only) is 510-644-8518.

Restroom: Portable unit available, Restrooms at the King Swim Center may be used when the building is open.

Acreage1.72 acres | 74,920 sq. ft.

AccessibilityPlay areas are wheelchair accessible  

Park HoursUnless otherwise posted (upon principal’s discretion):

Tot Play Area:

  • Dawn or 6 AM to dusk or 8 PM

Other Joint Use Areas:

  • School Days: 4 PM. to dusk or 8 PM
  • Non-School Days: dawn or 6 AM to dusk

Call King Pool phone for pool hours, 510-644-8518 

Park Maintenance: For questions please visit Parks Maintenance.


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