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.
Measure T1 $100 Million to Improve Existing City Infrastructure & Facilities - On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Berkeley voters passed Measure T1 with an 86.5% approval. This measure authorizes the City to sell $100 million of General Obligation Bonds (GO Bonds) to repair, renovate, replace, or reconstruct the City’s aging infrastructure and facilities, including sidewalks, storm drains, parks, streets, senior and recreation centers, and other important City facilities and buildings. See the December 22, 2016 memo to council that explains the proposed projects and the community process. Explorethe proposed T1 projects and their location in Berkeley in this interactive story map.
Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (PRW) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - Recurring capital funding from (Parks Tax, General Fund, Marina Funds, Camps Fund) is used to address our most critical unfunded needs and allows selected projects in our City parks to be accomplished annually. These funds along with Measure WW and other grants sources, provides funding for the 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. Click this Interactive Story Map to explore the CIP projects in their various stages. [more...]
Community Meeting on Turf Replacement at Tom Bates Regional Sports Complex - Come join the discussion at the 2nd community meeting on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 am, at Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park Street, Berkeley and provide your input on the preferred infill material alternatives for this Artificial Turf Replacement Project. [more...]
Berkeley Skate Park is Temporarily Closed - The Berkeley Skate Park will be closed due to renovations from February 27, 2017 through April 24, 2017. Click here to view notice. [more...]
Sports Field Conditions - Due to the heavy rains, Gilman, Gabes, and all City fields are closed through March 1, 2017. For additional information and weekly updates on field conditions, call 510 981-5161. [more...]
Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood. [more...]
James Kenney Park Improvements Update - [more...]
Volunteer Opportunities - [more...]