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Construction & Renovation Projects - Partial or Complete Park Closures

Notice: Parks, Recreation and Waterfront is working to improve your Parks experience. Please see temporary closures below.  

Complete Closures

Partial Closures  

  • King School Park 2-5 Play Area – Tentative reopening October 2021. The 5-12 playground will still be accessible during this time. There will be temporary closures at the Northern Park entry from Hopkins. Access to King Pool will still be available. Please observe construction signage and fencing restricting site access during the partial closure.
  • Berkeley Bay Trail Extension Segment Three (BBTE3) and projects at South Cove Sailing Basin Area:  Partial closure of the following areas for renovations from February to April, 2020: 1) existing path and sailing club front entrances (Bay Trail Extension Segment 3); 2) the middle sailing dock; and 3) east and west sailing docks.\
  • John Hinkel Amphitheater Area Playground and Picnic Area Renovations – Lower park at Amphitheater Area, including Parking Lot closed for construction through Summer 2022.  Upper picnic areas and lawn open during construction. 

 Upcoming Closures

  • Grove Park Sports Field Improvements (2021)
  • Marina Streets: University Avenue, Marina Blvd Spinnaker Circle (2021) Aquatic Park Boat Launch Parking Area (2021) 

Visit some of our recently renovated parks and facilities

  • Berkeley Rose Garden and Pergola (2021)
  • Berkeley Rose Garden Tennis Court Renovation (2021)
  • San Pablo Park Basketball Court Resurfacing (2021)
  • San Pablo Park Tennis Court Renovation (2021)
  • San Pablo Park, 2-5 and 5-12 Play Structures (2021)
  • Live Oak Community Center (2021)
  • Strawberry Creek Park Restroom and Play Structures, 5-12 (2020)
  • James Kenney Park, 2-5 & 5-12 Play Structures, Picnic Area (2020)
  • George Florence, 2-5 , 5-12 Play Structures (2020) 
  • Bay Trail Extension, Phase 3, (2020) 
  • South Cove Dock Replacement (2020) 
  • South Cove Dock ADA Ramp (2020) 
  • Aquatic Park South Trail Area (2020) 
  • John Hinkle Upper Picnic Area (2020) 
  • Dock O,LM, DE, FGHI Restroom Remodels (2020) 
  • Cedar-Rose Park, refreshed in 2019
  • Strawberry Creek Park, Tennis, Soccer, and Volleyball Courts, renovated in 2019
  • Becky Temko Totlot, renovated in 2018
  • Grove Park Tennis and Basketball Courts, renovated in 2017
  • Willard Park Totlot, renovated in 2017
  • Terrace View Park, renovated in 2016
  • Virginia McGee Totland, renovated in 2016
For a full list of City of Berkeley Parks, please visit our Index of Parks









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