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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: parks@cityofberkeley.info

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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.

Berkeley Summer Camp and Programs are now open! - Registration for Summer Programs and Camps is now open offering a variety of programs, activities and classes for all ages.  Click here for more information. [more...]

Music in the Park:  Roses in Bloom Acoustical Series - Roses in Bloom Acoustical Series continues Sunday, May 20 from 3-5 at the Berkeley Rose Garden.  Enjoy the ambience of the garden’s 1,500 spectacular rose bushes along with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge while listening to smooth jazz music performed by the Bay Area Jazz Society.  [more...]

Community Yard Sale & Upcoming Renovations - Join with your neighbors for our largest community yard sale on Saturday, May 19 from 11am to 3 pm.  Sign up for a booth to sell your gently used items or homemade crafts.  Don't forget to stop by the PRW Capital Projects Division booth to learn more about upcoming renovations to James Kenney Park, Picnic, and Play Areas! [more...]

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

South Cove Parking Lot and Restroom Project  - This $2.4M project includes the paving and full development of the eastern portion of the parking lot (98 parking spaces), grading and hardening of the west portion of the parking lot (100 spaces), installation of a new 450 square foot restroom building with four separate restrooms, establishment of a 6,000 sq.ft. rigging area for bay users, landscaping, a bio-swale, new electrical and ADA improvements.   This project is funded by grants from Cosco-Busan, Coastal Conservancy, Boating and Waterways and the Marina Fund. This project will be complete in mid to late May. [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...]

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: parks@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-6700
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903