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Parks Division
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Shorebird Park

Shorebird Park

160 University Avenue
Berkeley Marina

Marina/Southwest Berkeley
Map of parks

Shorebird Park, situated along the southern shoreline at the Berkeley Marina provides great views, the fascinating Shorebird Nature Center, picnicking sites, and children’s play areas.

Check Shorebird Nature Center for frequently updated information about park happenings.


  • Multi-purpose turf area
  • Children’s play area featuring disabled-accessible playground equipment for both tot and school-age children, including swings, and climbing apparatus. 
  • Picnic areas with BBQ. The park picnic sites are small and limited to groups under 50 only (Ord 6579-ns). Groups with more than 50 need to get a special event permit and should use Cesar Chavez Park or other sites.
  • Drinking Fountain 
  • Hiking/trails
  • Marina vistas; great views south from South Sailing basin
  • Shoreline area with beach
  • Shorebird Nature Center, a Straw bale building with exhibits inside which features ; a 50-gallon bay aquarium, and a 30 gal fresh water tank; a “Please Touch Me Gently” table and other wildlife displays. Next door, the Classroom has two 180 gallon tanks, one fresh and one Bay. and our microscope lab and wet lab.
  • The Marina Experience Program provides education, recreation, and entertainment through presentations, classes, and workshops, and the Berkeley shoreline clean-up and adopt-a-beach program. School year programs are offered for classes for all ages with exciting hands-on experience learning about San Francisco Bay ecology. Marine Biology and boating classes for individuals in the summer. Registration is in March and is open until filled, check the weblink for updates.
  • Adjacent to Adventure Playground, Cal Sailing Club, and the Cal Adventures Facilities.
  • Special Event the Berkeley Bay Festival in April.

For more information on programs at Shorebird Nature Center, call (510) 981-6720.

Shorebird Park rules. Download this information here

Restroom: Yes

Parking: Limited

Acreage: 6.17 acres | 268,770 sq. ft.

Accessibility: Park is wheelchair accessible, but no paved path to beach itself. handicap

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

Shorebird Nature Center Hours (unless otherwise indicated)
Tuesday to Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Classroom Programs: 9 AM to 1 PM

Strawbale Nature Center Hours (unless otherwise indicated)
Open to the public: 1 PM to 5 PM

Please call (510) 981-6720 to verify hours

Park Maintenance: For questions please visit Parks Maintenance.


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