City Council District 5
City Council District 5

John Hinkel Park Community Survey 


The City of Berkeley is entering into a planning and design process for improvements for John Hinkel Park (JHP). Allocated through the 2008 East Bay Regional Park District Bond Measure WW and chosen through a City prioritization process in 2010, construction funds of $432,000 are available for capital improvements for the park. The City is also considering the future of the Clubhouse structure which is currently fenced off. Estimates provided by contractors and engineers to stabilize the hillside, rebuild the building run and provide ADA accessibility run between $3 million to $5 million.

Berkeley’s Parks and Waterfront Department hosted a community meeting on October 2, 2013 at the Live Oak Recreation Center.  Staff provided a status of the park and entertained comments and suggestions from the public.  Because the Measure WW funds and other resources are limited and the need is great, projects need to be prioritized.  At the attendees’ suggestion, Councilmember Capitelli committed to crafting a survey regarding the park to solicit input from a broader range of residents.

2013 Community Survey 

 The survey, posted between November 6, and December 5 2013, was designed to help identify the community’s use and vision for the park.  It will be used to inform planners in developing options for the park’s Measure WW improvements. (Those plans will be available for public comment later in 2014.)  The survey was emailed to thousands of residents in District 5 and 6 (northwest Berkeley) and hand delivered to residents within a two-block radius of the park.

Below are links to survey-related documents.

 Survey Results including all comments 

 JHP Survey Summary and Analysis 

 FAQ regarding the Clubhouse



 For more information, go to John Hinkel Park History.


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