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Parks Division
Parks Division

Parks Information

The City of Berkeley has 52 parks, which provide traditional activities such as athletic fields, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, as well as numerous tot and school age play areas, community gardens, rock climbing and a variety of water sports at the Berkeley Marina. For detailed information regarding our on-going/ future projects and recreational opportunities, please check the following links:

Search City Parks by Map or List (alphabetical)

General Park Rules

  • Open 6 am to 10 pm (BMC 6.32.020)
  • Dogs must be on six-foot leash (BMC 10.04.120)
  • Dog litter must be removed (BMC 10.04.091)
  • No unattended property or objects 10 sq. ft. or more without permit (BMC 6.32.030)
  • No smoking (BMC 12.70.030)
  • No alcoholic beverages (BMC 13.36.070)
  • No littering (BMC 12.40.080)
  • No motorized vehicles (BMC 6.32.060)
  • No overnight camping (BMC 6.32.020)

Picnic, Weddings, and other Facility Use Permits 

You can rent space for a wedding, a picnic area for a family or company picnic or park or open space for special events at several of our beautiful parks. For detailed information on the parks or facility rentals, please check the following link: www.cityofberkeley.info/recreation

To apply for the facility use permit, visit the Recreation Office at 2701 Telegraph Ave. For information call (510) 981-5150.

Parks Maintenance 

If you have any questions, concerns, and suggestions about our maintenance, rules or features, please visit Parks Maintenance.

Trees / Urban Forestry Programs 

For information on City tree maintenance and the Fire Fuel Chipper Program, please visit Urban Forestry Unit.

Other Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department Links 

Parks and Waterfront Commission Reviews policies and programs related to recreation, parks, camps, public greenery and open spaces. Meets the fourth Monday every month.  
Recreation Programs For recreation programs, team sports,  recreation and swim centers, and rental of sport fields and picnic areas, please check this link or call 981-5150 for further information).

Capital Improvement Projects - Construction and Project Planning/Design

Park improvements focus on direct benefits to the users and future sustainability. These improvements include replacement of hazardous play equipment; parks furniture improvement; improvements to existing playing fields for increased youth sports opportunities; basic infrastructure improvements, including rehabilitation of sports courts, lighting, eroded walkways and renovations to irrigation systems; and the community involved parks mini-grant program. Please check CALENDAR for the coming events and community meetings about the parks.  

Local Links

Reduced Service Days and Holidays

As a cost-saving measure, the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department is reducing some of its services. This includes office closures and/or reduced hours; for more information, please visit the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule 



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