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Parks Division
Parks Division


1301 Shattuck Avenue
at Berryman St between Shattuck Ave and Oxford St
Northeast Berkeley, Mobile Unit 1 
Map of parks 
Live Oak Park, the site of several community festivals, offers a range of recreational opportunities, with basketball and tennis courts, a recreation center, and tot and school-age play areas.  
Live Oak Picnic Area and Trail
Live Oak Grass Area 2 Live Oak Sign Live Oak Basketball Courts Live Oak Tennis Courts 1
The City Council authorized the purchase of the park site in 1914 for the price of $87,000, bought on installments. The park opened to the public on June 1, 1916. The City purchased additional parcels for expansion in 1923 and 1926.

A building on the original parcel was used as a branch library; an aviary was constructed in 1918, as were tennis courts, open-air fireplaces, picnic tables, and a playground. The Live Oak Athletic Club played football, basketball, and baseball there from 1921 to 1928, and included many future champion U.C. and State players. Tennis great Helen Wills Moody, who lived near the park, practiced on its tennis courts. 
The recreation center building was dedicated at ceremonies held on March 4, 1956, and the Art and Garden Center, located on 1.15 acres of land across from the park, was donated by the Berkeley Rotary Club and dedicated on May 7, 1967. 
Volunteers organized by Friends of Live Oak Park have been instrumental in recent improvements, including the renovation of the beautiful stone fireplace.
  • Accessible Paths through groves of magnificent oaks and other native trees
  • Codornices Creek 
  • Multi-purpose turf
  • Lighted basketball courts (2)
  • Lighted tennis courts (2)
  • Volleyball court
  • Tot play area featuring accessible tot climber; animal spring toys, and swings are not disabled-accessible.
  • School-age play area featuring accessible large climber with 12' high slide and swings.
  • Picnic areas with BBQ/restored stone fireplace
  • Recreation Center
  • Art and Garden Center
  • Indoor theater
  • Site of community festivals 
RentalsRooms in the recreation center, picnic/BBQ areas, and tennis courts are available for reservation or rental. For reservations and further information, please call the Recreation Office at 510-981-5150 or visit Facility Rentals.
Restroom: Yes
Parking: On-street parking
Acreage: 5.52 acres | 240,450 sq. ft. 
Accessibility: Play areas are accessible.   
Park Hours: 6 AM to 10 PM (unless otherwise indicated)
Park Maintenance: For questions please visit Parks Maintenance.


List of City Parks | Map of City Parks   

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