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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-6700, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6710
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Email:


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Welcome to the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

The Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department (PRW) is made up of five divisions; Parks Maintenance, Recreation and Youth Services, Waterfront, Capital Projects and the Administration Division which supports the entire department.  PRW is committed to administering excellent recreation programs at our centers, resident camps, waterfront and parks; maintaining our municipal urban forest, landscaping and infrastructure; and developing capital projects that create community.

Re-Dedication of Grove Park Tennis Courts Honoring Joseph Charles - Come join us for the rededication of Grove Park Tennis Courts on March 22, 2018 at 8:00 am to honor Mr. Joseph Charles, who won national attention and affection for the simple act of waving to the passing traffic every morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from the front of his home for 30 years.  The new sign was part of the renovation project completed last December.  Click here for more information. [more...]

Live Oak Seismic Upgrade and Renovation Project - T1 - The Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department, Capital Projects will be hosting a community meeting to gather input for the upcoming Live Oak Community Center Seismic Upgrade and Renovation Project.  Your input is valuable!  There will be a short presentation and an opportunity to submit comments and ask questions. [more...]

Old City Hall Landscape Renovation - The perimeter around Old City Hall will be closed for renovations including tree work, landscape and amenity improvements.  The area will be closed until the end of April. [more...]

Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood. [more...]

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - PRW’s capital funding is made up of Recurring Capital from the Parks Tax, General Fund, Marina Fund and the Camps Fund. This $1.7 M, along with Bond Measure funds from Measure WW and now T1 Bond Measure funds are used to address our most critical unfunded needs. Measure F, the 2014 Parks Tax increase approved by Berkeley voters has increased parks tax yearly capital from $250,000 to $1,000,000 since FY2016. Capital Improvements include safety and accessibility; replacing deteriorated play equipment, repairing or replacing site furnishings; improvement to existing playing field and basic infrastructure improvements. [more...]

Measure T1 -$100 Million to Improve Existing City Infrastructure & Facilities - On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Berkeley voters passed Measure T1 with an 86.5% approval.  This measure authorizes the City to sell $100 million of General Obligation Bonds (GO Bonds) to repair, renovate, replace, or reconstruct the City’s aging infrastructure and facilities, including sidewalks, storm drains, parks, streets, senior and recreation centers, and other important City facilities and buildings. After 6 months of community input, Citywide participation, and public comment, on June 27, 2017 the City Council approved a list of proposed T1 Phase 1 projects.  Explore the T1 projects funded in Phase 1 and their location in this interactive story map. [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