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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department
Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department

A Status Update on the Berkeley Municipal Pier: For a current status update of pier,  click here: (Update as of March 2019)

The City is working with a consultant to conduct a Structural Condition Assessment / Restoration Feasibility Study for the currently-closed Berkeley Municipal Pier.

This Restoration Feasibility Study will initially: (1) evaluate the existing structural integrity of the Pier, (2) develop conceptual restoration alternatives to facilitate reopening the Pier for public use in the most cost effective manner, (3) provide recommendations on rehabilitation priorities, (4) identify environmental and regulatory permitting requirements (5) determine cost estimates, and (6) depending on the results of the structural condition evaluation, the Study will explore the feasibility of ferry services at the Pier, and any ferry-related additional appurtenances that might be needed.

The assessment is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2018.  It will be a guiding document to ultimately identity the feasibility and magnitude of improvements to the Berkeley’s Berkeley Municipal Pier.

The Berkeley Municipal Pier was closed in July, 2015 due to visually observed structural deficiencies on the underside of the concrete decking.




Assessment is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2018 


Waterfront Fund

Project Manager: 

Nelson Lam, Associate Civil Engineer        

Contact Info:  





(Last Updated: June 2017)



Berkeley Municipal Pier

For more information about the Pier’s closure, please click here

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History of the Berkeley Pier

Berkeley Pier - Historic

Berkeley’s original shoreline was about where Second Street and the eastern side of Aquatic Park are located today. In 1853 a private wharf was built at the foot of what is now Delaware Street, and a working waterfront with factories and piers developed along the shoreline later in the century [more...]

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