MAYOR TOM BATES
Recreation in Berkeley
||Berkeley is proud to foster a vibrant, active and healthy community.
||The Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex held its grand opening on September 6th. The two huge, state of the art sports fields will now play hosts to Bay Area residents and young soccer players. The project is a unique joint operation that involved both planning and funding from the cities of Berkeley, Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany and Emeryville, giving people from those communities access to the fields as well.
The $7 million Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex for soccer, baseball and softball held its grand opening on September 6th, 2008. The complex, which includes two high tech artificial turf fields, will draw about 250,000 players and spectators a year.
Summer 2008 Recreation Program Flyer (pdf)
Recreation Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The City of Berkeley maintains three Community Centers and a club house located in city parks throughout the community. These multi-purpose community centers offer facilities that can be rented and that host an array of sports activities, after-school and teen clubs, as well as, community-sponsored programs.
The Young Adult Project, located in Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Services Center, provides a community resource center for Berkeley youth. Located by Grove Park, the center is a community-based organization focused on reducing juvenile delinquency. The center includes a basketball court and meeting spaces that can be used by community groups and organizations. Students must be referred by either a teacher or counselor.
Links to Information about Community Centers
New Focus for After School Programs!
Each of our community centers now offers a choice of several very diverse after school programs for kids 5-12 years old. Check out each of our Centers to get a description of programs in performing arts, earth explorers and homework assistance. Each of our All programs include arts and crafts, literacy tutoring and homework assistance led by U.C. Berkeley staff. Programs are free. Participants only need to pay $13 per week supply fee.
Map of City Parks
You can also visit our Local Parks List for detailed information regarding a specific park
Marina Facilities Map