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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:


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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.

Music in the Park presents KidChella!  (Ages 6 & under) - Join us for a free concert music series for tots and families on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm, at Live Oak.   [more...]

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...]

Summer Special Events  *SPOTLIGHT EVENT*       Music in the Park- KidChella| Ages 6 & Under    Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM | Live Oak Park | Free        -

Join us for an intimate outdoor concert series for children and families.  Designed to be more accessible to small children, each concert will have an interactive children’s performance, as well as some arts and crafts, bubble station and face painting.  Families are encouraged to come enjoy the ambiance of our local parks, bring blankets and maybe even a picnic snack to enjoy. Sponsored by the City's Department of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront, KidChella music series is sure to be one for the books! Fun for the whole family!

Click here for more information, please contact 510.981.5105. 


Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood. [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 mid-July. [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  - Click here for Measure T1 Phase 1 Project Updates [more...]

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