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Parks Division
Parks Division


1730 Oregon Street
at Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Southwest Berkeley
, Mobile Unit 3

Map of parks 

Grove Park offers recreational opportunities, including ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a gym, as well as tot and school-age play areas.

Grove Park Playground 1

Grove Picnic Area 1 Grove Softball Field  Grove Bball Courts Grove Tennis Courts


In August 1927, the City of Berkeley acquired options to purchase five parcels of land for $32,000. These were added to property already owned by the City in the block bounded by Grant, Grove, Russell, and Oregon Streets. In January 1949, the City signed a lease with the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) granting to the City the right to build a recreation center at the site. Built at a cost of $75,000, the Grove Recreation Center was dedicated on September 11, 1950.

In 1963–1964, the City acquired additional property at the corner of Russell and Grant to expand the park facilities. The City purchased another parcel from the BUSD in 1980, using Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF) and Measure Y funds from the bond measure passed in 1974 to fund additional park development. In 1981 the ball diamond was renovated, and the basketball and volleyball courts, two play areas, and picnic facilities were developed. In 1982, the recreation center was renovated with state park bond monies and an Urban Park and Recreation Recovery (UPARR) grant.


  • Basketball/softball field
  • Multi-purpose turf
  • Full basketball courts (2)
  • Lighted tennis courts (3); no practice wall
  • Volleyball court
  • Tot play area featuring swings, spring rider, climber, tube slide, activity panels
  • School-age play area featuring swings, climber, horizontal ladder, slide
  • Picnic area with BBQ
  • Recreation building/clubhouse
  • Gym
RentalsThe rooms at the recreation center and fields are available for reservation or rental. For reservations and further information, please call the Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or visit Facility Rentals.

Restroom: Yes 

Parking: On-street parking 

Acreage3.09 acres | 134,600 sq. ft.

AccessibilityHandicapped/ wheelchair accessible handicap

Park Hours: 6 AM to 10 PM (unless otherwise indicated)

Park Maintenance: For questions please visit Parks Maintenance.


List of City Parks | Map of City Parks 

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