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Parks Division
1326 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702
TEL: (510) 981-6660, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6665
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, Email: trees@cityofberkeley.info

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Welcome to the Parks Division at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department.

The Parks Division is home to the Landscape Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, and Urban Forestry Units.The Landscape Maintenance Unit maintains all of Berkeley's parks, street medians, and triangles. The Facilities Maintenance Unit maintains and repairs recreation buildings, pools, sports fields, ball courts, children’s play areas, and water fountains, benches, and other park features.The Urban Forestry Unit responds to tree-related emergencies 24/7 and performs tree maintenance year round. Tree maintenance consists of pruning, removing, and planting trees; and other tree-related duties.   

Recreation facilities, programs closed to limit spread of COVID-19 - With COVID-19 now spreading through Bay Area counties, I am temporarily closing all City of Berkeley recreation programs, recreation centers, pools and clubhouses to limit the ways this virus can spread. [more...]

Temporary Partial or Complete Park Closures -

When outside your home, maintain 6 feet of space between yourself and others. Do not socialize in groups with people outside of your immediate household.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

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Make a Donation!   - Make a donation to help your favorite City park or to honor someone special!  There are five parks funds to choose from.  The funds go towards the direct cost of buying and installing everything we need to keep our parks in great shape.  This includes playground equipment, trees and landscaping, picnic tables, games and sports equipment for youth, educational supplies at the Nature Center, transportation for youth programs, and waste receptacles to help keep parks clean.  Memorial benches are another way to honor someone special.  All donations of $50 or more are tax-deductible.  For more information, contact Wanda Williams at the Parks Administration Office at (510) 981-6700, or by email at wwilliams@cityofberkeley.info, or at the City’s parks website:  http://www.cityofberkeley.info/PRW/ [more...]

Measure T1 -$100 Million to Improve Existing City Infrastructure & Facilities - Measure T1 Infrastructure Bond dollars at work [more...]

PRW Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - PRW’s capital funding is made up of Recurring Capital from the Parks Tax, General Fund, Marina Fund and the Camps Fund. This $1.75 M, along with Bond Measure funds from Measure WW and now T1 Bond Measure funds are used to address our most critical unfunded needs. Measure F, the 2014 Parks Tax increase approved by Berkeley voters has increased parks tax yearly capital from $250,000 to $1,000,000 since FY2016. Capital Improvements include safety and accessibility; replacing deteriorated play equipment, repairing or replacing site furnishings; improvement to existing playing field and basic infrastructure improvements. [more...]

 
 
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