Parks Recreation & Waterfront
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 site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

Our goal is to provide quality parks, recreation and waterfront facilities.  The department is committed to administering excellent recreation programs at our community centers, camps, marina and parks; continuing to develop new programs that fulfill the City's 2020 Vision, maintaining our trees and municipal urban forest, landscaping and infrastructure; and developing Capital Projects with community input to improve and enhance resident's park and facility experience.

Grove Park Sports Courts Renovation Update - Phase 1 of the Grove Park renovation project includes the reconstruction of the tennis courts, resurfacing of the basketball courts, and improvement of the pathways and amenities to allow for better drainage and accessibility of the park.  The groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, August 2. Construction will begin August 8, 2016 and continue through November.  The tennis and basketball courts, as well as the bathroom building, will be closed for renovation.  However, the soft ball field will remain open during construction.      [more...]

Ohlone Dog Park Renovation Update and New Hours  - [more...]

Current Capital Projects Schedule - Construction on the Rose Garden Trellis Phase 1 and Ohlone Dog Park projects began in June and will take approximately four months to complete.  The Grove Park basketball and tennis renovation project will begin in July. The James Kenney Community Center Seismic, Siding project and ADA Project and the BAHIA siding and ADA projects will begin in early September. In the late fall the South Cove parking lot and restroom in the Marina and the Willard Park play equipment and pathways projects will start.  [more...]

Music in the Park Concert Series - What could be better than kicking off summer with music in the park?  The Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department is hosting four FREE outdoor Music in the Park Concert Series one Saturday a month in the afternoon from July – October featuring different bands and musicians.   [more...]

Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood. [more...]

Become A PRW Volunteer!   - The City of Berkeley Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department has depended on volunteers for many years.  Members of the Berkeley community have dedicated hours of service to their city by volunteering for special events, projects, and activities, which helps promote a sense of community, bringing people together to make this city a wonderful place to live, work, and play.  To find out more click on these links: [more...]

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Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 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