Parks Recreation & Waterfront
Parks Recreation & Waterfront

Capital Improvement Projects Topic Listing

Current PRW Capital Improvement Projects - Recurring capital funding is used to address our most critical unfunded needs and allows selected projects in our City parks to be accomplished annually on an ongoing basis. These funds along with Measure WW provides funding for the acquisition, restoration and improvements of parks and recreation facilities.  These improvements include safety and accessibility; replacing deteriorated play equipment; repairing or replacing site furnishings; improvements to existing playing fields for increased youth sports opportunities and basic infrastructure improvements including rehabilitation of sports courts, lighting, eroding walkways and irrigation renovations. [more...]

PRW Capital Budget FY16 - FY19 - PRW Capital Budget Projects FY16-FY19 [more...]

Measure WW Bonds   -

Measure WW is a local grant program for the acquisition and development of countywide and regional parks and recreation facilities. It is funded by a bond measure approved by Alameda County and Contra Costa County voters in November 2008. Of the total $500 million received in bond funding, 75% ($375 million) will fund the East Bay Regional Park District’s acquisition and development plan.  The remaining 25% ($125 million) was allocated to East Bay cities based on population to fund City projects. The City of Berkeley’s allocation was $4.876 million and is to be spent by December 2018. The City conducted a distribution process through Parks and Recreation Commission in 2010 and listed below by year are the selected projects, project description, and the tentative project schedule.

Measure WW - Project list/description and Tentative Schedule  


  • Marin Circle Renovation-drought tolerant landscape (In Planning, Construction May, 2017)
  • Becky Temko Play Equipment Renovation-play equipment replacement (In Planning, Construction May, 2017)
  • James Kenney Park Play Area Renovation-play equipment replacement (In Design, Construction February 2017)
  • John Hinkel Park Renovation-play equipment replacement (In Design, Construction May 2017)
  • Strawberry Creek Park Renovation Phase 1-replacement of court areas (In Design, Construction May 2017)


  • Grove Park Renovation Phase 1-basketball and tennis court lighting and surface renovations (Construction in May, 2016)
  • Rose Garden Renovation Phase 1-demolition and 15% replacement of trellis and ADA compliance (Construction in June, 2016)
  • Willard Park Play Area/ Pathway Renovation-play equipment and pathway renovation (Construction in October, 2016)
  • Ohlone Dog Park Renovation-drainage and small dog area (Construction in May, 2016)


  • Virginia McGee Totland - replacement of play equipment, drainage, ADA compliance (Completed)
  • Terrace View Phase 1- renovation of basketball court, lower picnic area and ADA compliance (Completed)


  • Citywide Picnic Area- amenity replacement at reservable areas and ADA compliance (Completed)


  • Aquatic Park Habitat Restoration- South end habitat replacement and planting (Completed)
  • Skate Park Reconstruction- replace key joints and spalling concrete (Completed)  


  • San Pablo Park- basketball court renovation (Completed)


  • Gilman Street Sports Fields (Phase 2)- softball field (Completed)

Contact: Stacie Clarke, Senior Management Analyst at or call (510) 981-6715.


Completed Projects -

Completed Projects

Information on current  and recently completed parks projects.

Completed Projects

  •  East Touchdown Plaza at Aquatic Park
    Scope of Work: Site and access improvements between the base of Addison Street and the I-80 Bike Bridge, including a plaza and seating at the north end of the Main Lagoon.
    Project Status: Construction documents are completed
    Funding: $800,000 of SHOPP TEA funding plus $125,000 from Bayer, Inc.
    Contact:, (510) 981 6700
  • San Pablo Park Basketball Court Renovation Project: 

    Scope:  basketball court resurfacing; new lights, fencing, backboards, and benches; and new landscaping. 
    Construction budget: $384,870; Site Status: Basketball courts are now open for public use.  
    Project Status: Project is complete 
    Contractor: McGuire and Hester Construction Company. 
    Contact:, (510) 981 6700 
  • King School Park

    Scope:  Install one play equipment structure in school-age play area; /uploadedImages/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Level_3__-General/KS1.JPG
    Construction budget: $24,229;
    Site Status: Facility is currently open and available for public use
    Project Status: Project is complete
    Contractor: Play Grounds Unlimited, CA
    Contact:, (510) 981 6700


  • Gilman Street Sports Fields Project - Phase One

    Design:    SFE Landscape Design, Inc.
    Construction: McGuire and Hester, Inc.
                            Sand Channel Greens, Inc.
    Construction budget:  $7 million
    Status:    Phase One of the Gilman Project was completed and opened to the public on August 15, 2008, and the facility was formally named the Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex by the East Bay Regional Park District.  Phase One provides two all-purpose lighted synthetic fields, and three natural turf fields  to be available in the Spring of March 2009.  
    Phase Two of the project involved the installation of baseball and softball fields and amenities (parking, lighting, etc.)
    The fields are operated by a non-profit organization called the Association for Sports Field Users (ASFU) and are open to the public by reservation only.  To reserve fields, send an email to
    Contact:, (510) 981 6700  
    Bateman Mall Park TotlotBateman Tot Lot  

Scope of Work:  Construction Contract for Play Area Safety and Accessibility Compliance
Consultant:  Dillingham Associates, Landscape Architects
Construction Cost:  $108,564
Contractor:  G & G Builders, Inc. Livermore, CA

In order to comply with safety and accessibility regulations, the City has contracted with Dillingham Associates Landscape Architects to prepare construction documents for the replacement of the tot play equipment at Bateman Mall Park.  Other program elements in the play area and directly adjacent include accessible surfacing, an accessible drinking fountain, and accessible tot picnic tables.
Tot play area was open to public use on April 9, 2010.
For more information please Contact:, (510) 981 6700 

The Balustrade at the Circle Repairs Balustrade 

Scope:  Install repairs to vehicle-damaged historical features at the south side of the Circle.
Construction Cost:  $124,000
Site Status:  Facility is currently open and available for public use
Contractor:  John Clay General Engineering Contractor, Hayward, CA
For more information please contact:, (510) 981 6700 San Pablo Park Backstop Project San Pablo Backstop 

Scope:  Install new 50’ high netting and posts at northeast baseball field
Construction Cost:  $58,393
Site Status:  Facility is currently open and available for public use
Contractor:  West Coast Netting Construction Services, Kingman, AZ
For more information please contact:, (510) 981-6700

  • Shorebird Nature Center Renovations SNC construction /uploadedImages/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Level_3__-General/SNC1.jpg

Scope:  Install new “green” modular building in place of temporary modular building at Shorebird Park
Construction Cost:  $629,602
Site Status:  Facility is currently open
Project Status: Construction to be performed: 11/13/09 – 3/13/10
Contractor:  Kaufman Construction, Berkeley, CA
For more information please contact:, (510) 981-6700

For bid information please visit Bids and Contracts.  You can also find other proposal opportunities information on  Current Requests for Proposals by the City's Department of Public Works page and  on non-Public Works RFP/IFBs by Purchasing Division.  

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