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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-6700, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6710
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Email: parks@cityofberkeley.info

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Welcome to the Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

The Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department (PRW) is made up of five divisions; Parks Maintenance, Recreation and Youth Services, Waterfront, Capital Projects and the Administration Division which supports the entire department.  PRW is committed to administering excellent recreation programs at our centers, resident camps, waterfront and parks; maintaining our municipal urban forest, landscaping and infrastructure; and developing capital projects that create community.

Berkeley Summer Camp and Programs are now open! - Registration for Summer Programs and Camps is now open offering a variety of programs, activities and classes for all ages.  Click here for more information. [more...]

 Mother's Day at the Berkeley Rose Garden - In honor of Mother’s Day, we invite you to our first event in the Roses in Bloom Acoustical Seriesat the Berkeley Rose Garden on Saturday, May 12 from 11 am to 1 pm.  Enjoy the ambience of the garden’s 1,500 spectacular rose bushes and 250 varieties of roses along with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge while listening to smooth jazz music.  Flowers and chocolates will be given to all the mothers.  [more...]

Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood. [more...]

South Cove Parking Lot and Restroom Project  - This $2.4M project includes the paving and full development of the eastern portion of the parking lot (98 parking spaces), grading and hardening of the west portion of the parking lot (100 spaces), installation of a new 450 square foot restroom building with four separate restrooms, establishment of a 6,000 sq.ft. rigging area for bay users, landscaping, a bio-swale, new electrical and ADA improvements.   This project is funded by grants from Cosco-Busan, Coastal Conservancy, Boating and Waterways and the Marina Fund. This project will be complete in mid to late May. [more...]

Old City Hall Landscape Renovation - The perimeter around Old City Hall will be closed for renovations including tree work, landscape and amenity improvements.  The area will be closed until the end of April. [more...]

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 $1.7 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...]

Measure T1 -$100 Million to Improve Existing City Infrastructure & Facilities - On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Berkeley voters passed Measure T1 with an 86.5% approval.  This measure authorizes the City to sell $100 million of General Obligation Bonds (GO Bonds) to repair, renovate, replace, or reconstruct the City’s aging infrastructure and facilities, including sidewalks, storm drains, parks, streets, senior and recreation centers, and other important City facilities and buildings. After 6 months of community input, Citywide participation, and public comment, on June 27, 2017 the City Council approved a list of proposed T1 Phase 1 projects.  Explore the T1 projects funded in Phase 1 and their location in this interactive story map. [more...]

 
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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: parks@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-6700
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903