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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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COVID-19: Changes to Parks & Recreation services: To limit the spread of COVID-19 among the public and staff, some City services are suspended during the Health Officer's Shelter at Home Order. All essential services continue. We are still answering questions by phone or email. Recreation Division, 510-981-5150, recreation@cityofberkeley.info. Parks Division & Urban Forestry Unit, 510-981-6660, trees@cityofberkeley.info. For detailed information on these changes, please visit the below pages on playgrounds, pools, skate park and tennis courts.

Fall 2021 Employment Opportunities - Here at the City of Berkeley, we pride ourselves in continually offering exciting, interactive, and fun activities for all ages in the Berkeley community. If you have the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, you’ve come to the right place. [more...]

Fall 2021 Program Registration - For information regarding our Fall 2021 Programs, please check out our 2021 Fall Program Guide (Click Here).  All programs will be offered in compliance with City of Berkeley Public Health, and plans may be modified in order to stay in compliance with public health guidelines. [more...]

Free movies in Berkeley parks - Free movies in Berkeley parks return this summer! Our Friday night outdoor movie series kicks off July 9, with Trolls at Codornices Park. The series continues through September 24 with 6 evenings of beloved family films, new and old, in parks across Berkeley. [more...]

PRW Capital Improvement Projects (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...]

Adventure Playground - Summer schedule will be in effect Monday June 7th thru Sunday August 8th, 2021. Adventure Playground will be CLOSED on Sunday July 4th, 2021.     [more...]

Aquatics Programs - King Pool and West Campus Pool are currently open.  All swimmers must pre-register (online or by phone) in order to secure a swim slot (NO DROP-INS ALLOWED). 45 minutes time slots are available for pre-registration.  One registration allowed per day between both pools.  For information regarding pool schedules, please see below.  Click on the green button below to register. [more...]

Tennis and Pickleball Court Rentals  - Tennis and pickleball courts are now open (except for Rose Garden at 1200 Euclid Avenue, closed for construction) and reservations can be made online. Tennis courts are for individuals (not groups, associations, clubs, businesses, or private lessons). Players must follow safety rules to use the courts.  [more...]

Skate Park Programs - The Berkeley Skate Park is open with updated hours of operation and new safety procedures. [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