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Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Facility Rentals

Grove Picnic Area 1 Cedar Rose Picnic Area 2 Rose Garden - pergola Live Oak Tennis Courts 1

Online Reservations (Picnic sites and tennis/pickleball courts rentals only)

  1. Reserve online - you must create an account, located in the top, left-hand corner of the catalog.
  2. Click on heading in catalog
  3. Select item and view availability 

     *Permittee must bring a copy of the permit to the reserved site. 

Note: If you prefer to pay in person, download and complete the Picnic Sites - Facility Use Permit or Tennis - Facility Use Permit and return it in-person or mail to: Recreation Office, 1720 8th Street, Berkeley CA 94710.

*Information subject to change. 

Tennis and Pickleball Court Rentals

Tennis Courts: Reserve online or download Tennis - Facility Use Permit
Tennis Court Rules and General Rules
Pickleball Courts: Reserve online or download Pickleball - Facility Use Permit
Pickleball Court Rules 
  • Cedar Rose, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Note: Not all courts are available for reservation

Picnic Area Rentals
Reserve online or download Picnic Sites - Facility Use Permit
Note: all picnic areas are available for reservation. For a complete list of local parks and picnic areas, click here.
Community Center Rentals

Community Center - Facility Use Permit (accepting permits for 2022)

Special Use Permit
Special Use Policy

Swim Center Rentals (currently unavailable)

Pools - Facility Use Permit - currently unavailable
Pool Rental Information

Camp Rentals
Echo Lake Camp - Facility Use Permit
Note: Berkeley Tuolumne Camp was substantially destroyed by the Rim Fire in August 2013, and is currently unavailable for Private Group Rentals.
Skate Park Rentals

Skate Park - Facility Use Permit - currently unavailable
Wedding Area Rentals
Amphitheatre Outdoor Performances Rentals

John Hinkel Amphitheatre - Facility Use Permit (not available due to construction

Refund Policy
All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager, Recreation Division, 1720 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 or email The  original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund. The request must state the reason for the refund, and the date, time and location of the program. The Recreation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro-rate the fee; 3) apply the fees to another session or program; or 4) deny the request.   
A. Recreation and Marina Program & Services: No refunds or credit will be granted without 7 days notice prior to start of class or date of reservation. The City will deduct 25% of the amount paid from the refund to cover administration expenses or will add a minimum $10.00 service charge (whichever is greater). 
B. Camp Programs: No refunds will be provided if cancellation is made less than 30 days before camp arrival date. A refund will be provided if the entire reservation is cancelled not less than 30 calendar days prior to arrival date, less a 25% administration fee not to exceed $150.


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Recreation Division, 1720 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903