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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department
Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department

Recreation Topic Listing

Recreation Division - The Recreation Division offers a variety of programs and classes for all ages ranging from Tots and Pre-K to the teens After Spot, youth and adult sports, summer camps, and adult fitness. There is something for everyone throughout the year. The City of Berkeley also has 52 treasured parks located throughout the City that include athletic fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, skate park, community centers, Berkeley Marina and much more.   [more...]

Summer Camp Registration Open Now!Other Summer Programs Open May 13, 2019.  -


Residential Camps - Camps Unit, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
TEL: (510) 981-5140, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-5160
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
See Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule

Community Centers -  Hours may differ at each center, so call ahead. If you have any questions or need to drop off registration,
you can do so at the main Recreation Office at 2701 Telegraph Avenue.

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James Kenney -

James Kenney Community Center


 The James Kenney Community Center features space that can be reserved and rented by community members, including: 




Live Oak -

Live Oak Community Center 


Frances Albrier -

Frances Albrier Community Center

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  • A landscaped patio is surrounded by rooms that form a unique courtyard. Barbecue pits are located in the patio and park areas.
  • The Frances Albrier Community Center features space that can be reserved and rented by community members.
  • Social Hall suitable for large groups or meetings
  • Stage for presentations to an audience of 200 people
  • Arts and Crafts Room suitable for meetings, classes and creative activities for up to 40 people
  • Multi-Purpose Room for parties and small group activities of up to 40 people; and
  • Kitchen with a commercial stove and oven
  • FA Front Entrance1  FA_Auditorium  FA_Gate FA_Mural 

    Activity Guide
    Activity Guide

    Registration Information
    Registration Form 

     Scholarship Application
    Facility Rental Request

    Scholarships Scholarships are available provided applicant meets eligibility and verification requirements. You must submit an application and documentation at the time of registration. Scholarship applications can be obtained at any of the Community Centers or at Recreation Administration, and on the website.


    Refund Policy        

    All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager, Recreation Division, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund. The request must state the reason for the refund, and the date, time and location of the program. The Rec­reation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro-rate the fee; 3) apply the fees to another session or program; or 4) deny the request.

    No refunds or credit will be granted without 7 days notice prior to start of class or date of reservation. The City will deduct 25% of the amount paid from the refund to cover administration expenses or will add a minimum $10.00 service charge.


    Frances Albrier Community Center
    2800 Park Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
    TEL: (510) 981-6640
    Recreation Coordinator: Bertha Brown
    TEL: (510) 981-6641


    MLK Jr. Youth Services Center -

    MLK Jr. Youth Services Center / Y.A.P.

    The MLK Jr. Youth Services Center offers meaningful recreation experiences that include tutoring, violence prevention, and leadership development components for teens and young adults.  Through various programs, such as Afterschool/Summer Achievers, Justice in Action, From Boys to Men, and Young Divas, as well as various service projects and special events, teens are given the opportunity to improve their academics, gain valuable service learning experience, make new friends, go on field trips and enjoy exciting recreation activities.  

    This facility is also home to the City of Berkeley Boxing and Teen Programs, as well as the Berkeley Youth Commission (see below).    

     MLK Jr. Youth Services Center Features 

    The MLK Jr. Youth Services Center features a gymnasium and meeting rooms that can be reserved and rented by community members.  Rental fees vary by room, day of week, and residency status.  Please call 981-6671 for more information.  This site also has a computer lab, kitchen, as well as outdoor picnic and recreational space.  


    MLK?YAP gym                     MLK  





    Sport Field (Turf Only)
    1300 Rose Street

    Sport Field (with Ball Diamond)
    1201 Euclid Avenue – across from Rose Garden 3

    Sport Field (with Ball Diamond)
    At Glendale & La Loma Avenues (north of Cedar) 

    Sport Field (with Ball Diamond and Lights)
    Martin Luther King Jr. Way between Russell and Oregon Streets

    Sport Field (with Ball Diamond and Lights)
    Eighth Street between Delaware and Virginia Street

    Sport Field (with Ball Diamond, Softball Lights only)
    Hearst Avenue from Milvia to Sacramento Streets

    Middle Sport Field (Turf only)
    Hearst Avenue from Milvia to Sacramento Streets  

    Sport Field # 1 (with Ball Diamond and Lights)
    2800 Park Street between Russell and Ward Streets

    Sport Field # 2 (with Ball Diamond and Lights)
    2800 Park Street between Russell and Ward Streets  

    Sport Field (Turf only)
    840 Colusa Ave.


    Willard Clubhouse - Willard Clubhouse, 2720 Hillegass Avenure, Berkeley, CA 94705
    TEL: (510) 981-6730 | (
    510) 981-5144  
    Acting Assistant Recreation Coordinator: Tabatha Hovestadt

    Skate Park -

    Skate Park Programs

    The Berkeley Skate Park, located at Harrison Park, an 18,000 square foot park that contains a large oval bowl and, fun box and areas for beginners. This site will provide you with program, special event, and rental information. Use of the park is free. Helmets required. Pads are recommended. No bikes allowed. The Skate Park will be closed during clinics, events and rainy weather. All classes cancelled during rain. 

    Park Hours: 8:30am - 9:30pm, 7 days a week.  

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    Sports Programs -

    Sports Programs


    Willard Park - Willard park information and location. [more...]

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    Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-6700
    (510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
    TTY: (510) 981-6903