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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.

UPDATE Temporary Closure:  Strawberry Creek Park Sports Court Area - Renovations include pavement resurfacing of three existing fenced sport courts (tennis, volleyball, soccer), improvements to pedestrian and ADA access including installation of an ADA accessible ramp, existing chain link fence including replacement of fence fabric for all three sport courts, installation of site furnishings including net assembly for tennis and volleyball, bike racks, bench, and removable bollards. Construction is nearly complete and a grand opening celebration will be announced. The path through the courts will be closed during the duration of the project, pedestrians are advised to detour around the park via Bonar Street. The playground, and picnic areas will remain open during construction.  [more...]

Special Events -

Thursday, February 21 | 6:00 PM | Frances Albrier Auditorium
Soulful African American History Celebration 

Sports Field Closures - The following fields are closed for maintenance/renovations.  Maintenance includes aerating, fertilizing and seeding until February 26, 2019.  For daily field condition updates, call 510 981-5161.

Closed   1000 Oaks School Sport Field
Closed   Tom Bates (all grass fields)  
Closed   Cedar Rose
Closed   Codornices
Closed   Gabes
Closed   Glendale LaLoma
Closed   Grove
Closed   James Kenney
Closed   Ohlone Soccer
Closed   Ohlone Softball
Closed   San Pablo 1
Closed   San Pablo 2

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  -  Click here for Measure T1 Phase 1 Project Updates [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