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Parks Division
Parks Division


                                                                Welcome to Parksparks

The City of Berkeley has 52 parks, which provide traditional activities such as athletic fields, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, as well as numerous tot and school age play areas, community gardens, rock climbing and a variety of water sports at the Berkeley Marina.   For detailed information regarding our on-going/ future projects and recreational opportunities,  please check the following links: 

 Search City Parks by Map  or List (alphabetical)

  1. Map of Berkeley Parks               2.  List of City Parks 


Picnic, Weddings, and other Facility Use Permits

You can rent space for a wedding, a picnic area for a family or company picnic or park or open space for special events at several of our beautiful parks. For detailed information on the parks or facility rentals, please check the following link:

You must go to the Recreation Office at 2701 Telegraph Ave, in person to apply for the facility use permit. For information call (510) 981-5150.  

 General Park Rules

Parks Maintenance:   

Trees / Urban Forestry Programs

  • Come visit us again! The 2019 Fire Fuel Chipper and Debris Bin Program brochure will be posted in mid May.


Other Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department Links

  •  Parks and Waterfront Commission Reviews policies and programs related to recreation, parks, camps, public greenery and open spaces.  Meets the fourth Monday every month. 

  • Recreation Programs  For recreation programs, team sports,  recreation and swim centers, and rental of sport fields and picnic areas, please check this link or call 981-5150 for further information) 


Capital Improvement Projects - Construction and Project Planning/Design

Park improvements focus on direct benefits to the users and future sustainability.  These improvements include replacement of hazardous play equipment; parks furniture improvement; improvements to existing playing fields for increased youth sports opportunities; basic infrastructure improvements, including rehabilitation of sports courts, lighting, eroded walkways and renovations to irrigation systems; and the community involved parks mini-grant program.  Please check CALENDAR for the coming events and community meetings about the parks.  


Local Links

Reduced Service Days and Holidays

As a cost-saving measure, the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department is reducing some of its services. This includes office closures and/or reduced hours; for more information, please visit the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule 

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Parks Division, 1326 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-6660
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903