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Berkeley Waterfront
201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
TEL: (510) 981-6740, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6745
Office Hours: Weekdays: 8am - 4pm: Saturday: 8am - 4pm; Closed Sunday , Email:


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Welcome to the Berkeley Waterfront at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department.

The Berkeley Marina is an urban retreat, boasting over 100 acres of park space, 7 miles of trails, picnic areas, a 17-acre off-leash dog area, bird-watching, educational programming at the Shorebird Park Nature Center, the nationally celebrated Adventure Playground, unparalleled panoramic views, and amenities for boaters and non-boaters alike.

Capital Projects - Big Things are Happening at the Berkeley Waterfront:  -

Berkeley Municipal Pier & WETA Ferry Facility Planning Study- Community Workshop #2

Berkeley Municipal Pier Ferry Project

For more information on the Community Workshop #2 Click Here . For more general information about the project click here 

The Police Department’s move to the Waterfront is proceeding and is now scheduled for completion in early Spring, 2021.  Click this link for project plans for the L-Lot parking area.

Transformative and impactful projects are in progress at the Berkeley Waterfront. The University Avenue realignment and reconfiguration, a part of the Marina Streets Paving work, will improve the pavement condition and reconfigure lanes for the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. Important steps are underway that will allow the Berkeley Pier to be reopened to the public. This includes the planning studies, design, environmental work, regulatory clearances necessary to reach a shovel‐ready Berkeley Pier. A draft structural study of Berkeley Pier renovation alternatives has been completed, and an MOU with WETA to coordinate scope and secure funding for additional planning work was recently approved by the City Council.

Successfully completing projects is an important part of what we do. A new public restroom, new windsurfing area, and new landscaped parking lot were completed at the South Cove Sailing Basin in 2018. The San Francisco Bay Trail now runs to the South Sailing Basin. Construction to extend the Bay Trail to Adventure Playground is slated for completion in Summer, 2020. To learn more about these projects and others coming down the pike, view our Measure T1 Infrastructure Bond Interactive Story Map (T1 Projects Only), and our Capital Projects page.


Berkeley Marina Liveaboard Waiting List -  The City of Berkeley is now accepting new applications for persons interested in liveaboard opportunities at the Berkeley Marina. These new applications will supplement our existing Liveaboard Waiting Lists for size Groups A through F.  Applications will be assigned to the bottom of the respective waiting list dependent on size.   [more...]

COVID-19: Berkeley Marina - Read the most current information regarding the Berkeley Marina here. [more...]

Monthly Slips - Sign up now and save. Monthly slip holders enjoy the benefits and convenience of knowing you have secured a spot in one of the best boating communities if the San Francisco Bay.  [more...]

Police Parking Lot Project - -  The Police Department’s move to the Waterfront is proceeding and is now scheduled for completion in early Spring, 2021.  Click here for project plans for the L-Lot parking area. [more...]

Guest Slips - The Berkeley Marina will feel like you home away from home in no time. Well hook you up with great amenities like Wi-fi, boater-only bathrooms, a fuel dock and 24 hour free pump out facilities. We also offer close access to events, water-based classed, rentals for kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing, and more.  [more...]

Free Compost for Berkeley Residents - Compost will now be available all year long. The City of Berkeley offers free compost for Berkeley residents, weather permitting. [more...]

Employment Opportunities - The Waterfront is hiring Waterfront Monitors. If you’re active, personable, and love the outdoors, this could be the job for you! The Marina Office is also hiring Recreation Activity Leaders to assist with customer service at the Marina. The application process and more detail on these positions are included herein.

Recreation facilities, programs closed to limit spread of COVID-19 - With COVID-19 now spreading through Bay Area counties, I am temporarily closing all City of Berkeley recreation programs, recreation centers, pools and clubhouses to limit the ways this virus can spread. [more...]

Special Events  - Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday September 18th 2021 from 9:00am-12:00pm! This is an incredible volunteer opportunity and a wonderful way to care for our bayfront habitat. All ages are encouraged to attend, this is a great family event! Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate. More information about Coastal Cleanup Day including how to register here. [more...]

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Berkeley Waterfront, 201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
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