Recreation
Recreation

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SUBJECT CONTACT DEPT/DIVISION PHONE COMMENTS
Office Hours   PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Open M-F, 9am-5pm.  Open during lunch.
Hotline - Swim   PRW/Recreation 981-7946 Recorded line with information regarding pools and swim programs.
Hotline - Field Conditions   PRW/Recreation 981-5161 Recorded line with information regarding field conditions
Hotline - Gilman Fields   PRW/Recreation  981-5161, #2 Recorded line with information regarding Gilman Fields
Hotline - Camps   PRW/Recreation 981-5140 Recorded line with information regarding Camps
E-Mail address   PRW/Recreation 981-5150 recreation@cityofberkeley.info
Parks & Recreation Website   PRW/Recreation 981-5150 www.cityofberkeley.info/parks
         
Adventure Playground   PRW/Recreation 981-6720 Group reservation registration form may be downloaded from the web and walked in to Nature Center or mailed along with payment.  Credit cards are not accepted.
Berkeley Day Camp   PRW/Recreation 981-5140 Registration form will be on the web.  Weekly sessions with AM and PM extended care available.
Cancel a Registration   PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Detailed policy is on the website and on the registration form.  Written requests to cancel are required up to 30 days in advance.   An administrative fee may apply
Community Gardens Berkeley Community Garden Collabortive   883-9096 Not affiliated with the Dept
Echo Camp Address/Phone   PRW/Recreation (530)659-7506

#7 Echo Lake Rd.
Echo Lake, CA  95721     Directions are available on the web.

Echo Lake Camp    PRW/Recreation 981-5140 Youth Camp, Teen Camp, Family Camp, Hikers Camp, 50+ Camp
Echo Lake Private Rentals    PRW/Recreation 981-5140 A brochure is available on the sidebar of the Parks Home Page under "Reserving Recreation Facilities."  Call for availability and rates.
Employment Check web periodically  PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Recruitment usually begins in January for summer employment.
Marina Experience Programs    PRW/Recreation 981-6720 Lottery form can be downloaded from the web page.  Payment is due after selection.
Payment    PRW/Recreation 981-5150

Cash (exact change).  Check made out to the City of Berkeley.
Credit card (Visa and MasterCard only)

Recreation activities for camps, recreation,sports, aquatics, etc.   PRW/Recreation  981-5150 Current brochure and registration forms can be found under "What's New?"
Refunds for recreation programs    PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Detailed policy is on the website and on the registraiton form.  Written requests along with original receipt are required up to 30 days in advance.  An administrative fee may apply.  Refunds take six to eight weeks.
Registration    PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Download a registration form: 1)Mail or fax with check or credit card info; 2) Register at 1947 Center; or 3)Go to the facility that is hosting the class or activity.
Registration Online    PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Not at this time.  Hopefully in the future.
Rent a Picnic Site

Recreation Office

1947 Center St

 PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Only Aquatic Park, Codornices Park, Live Oak Park, Ohlone Park at McGee, and Strawberry Creek Park have reservable sites.  All other parks are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Permits are issued in four hour increments for these times:  7:30am to 11:30am, 12pm to 4pm, and 4:30 to 8:30pm.  Call for availability.  Permits are only issued in person at 1947 Center St.
Rent a room at Francis Albrier Community Center

Frances Albrier

2800 Park St

 PRW/Recreation 981-6640 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent a room at Live Oak Community Center

Live Oak

1301 Shattuck Ave

 PRW/Recreation 981-6690 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent a room or gym at James Kenney Community Center

James Kenney

1720 8th St

 PRW/Recreation 981-6650 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent BHS Warm Swimming Pool

BHS Warm Pool

2246 Milvia St

  PRW/Recreation 644-6843 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent King Swimming Pool

King Pool

1700 Hopkins St

PRW/Recreation 981-8518 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent Skate Park 5th and Harrison PRW/Recreation 526-5415 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent the gym at the Young Adult Community Center 1730 Oregon St PRW/Recreation 981-6670 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent the Rose Garden or Cragmont Park for a wedding Recreation office, 1947 Center St. PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent West Campus Swimming Pool

West Campus Pool

2100 Browning St

PRW/Recreation 981-8519 Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Rent Willard Swimming Pool

Willard Pool

2701 Telegraph Ave

PRW/Recreation 644-8519  Contact facility directly for availability and fees.  Insurance is required.
Scholarships Recreation Division, 1947 Center St or Recreation Center of of interest PRW/Recreation 981-5150 or 981-5140 Scholarships are available for Camps Programs, Swim Lessons, Youth Tennis Lessons, Skate Park Day Camp, Skate Park Group Lessons, Youth Baseball, and Counselor-In-Training Programs.  A 50% discount is possible for Berkeley residents who are income eligible.  Completed application, proof of residency, birth certificate, and household income verifcation are required. 
Shorebird Nature Center Straw Bale Building Nature Center PRW/Recreation 981-6720 Group tours are available - please call ahead or just drop in during business hours.  Tues - Sat, 9-5.
Special Event in a Berkeley park or on a street Recreation Division, 1947 Center St or Recreation Center of interest PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Special Event Packets may be mailed, or picked up at 1947 Center St.  Deposit and permit fee will be receipted.  Packet is sent to the Health Dept for final approval and permit issuance.
Summer Lunch Programs   PRW/Recreation 981-5150 Locations will be on web prior to summer.
Teen Programs   PRW/Recreation 981-6670 or 981-6640 Educational Opportunitues, Trips, Special Events, Youth Empowerment, Classes.  Register at 1947 Center St. or at the facility of interest.
Tilden Park EBRPD   (415)939-7173 Not affiliated with the Department
Tuolumne Camp Address/Phone   PRW/Recreation (209)962-7234

31585 Hardin Flat Rd.
Groveland, CA  95321  Directions are available on the web.

Tuolumne Camp Registration Main Office PRW/Recreation 981-5140 Registration form can be downloaded from web.  25% registration is due as deposit.
Tuolumne Family Camp   PRW/Recreation 981-5140 Family Camp. CIT, FISH Camp, A Very Special Family Camp, 50+ Camp, Blues Week, Changes/Cancellations
Tuolumne FAQ's   PRW/Recreation 981-5140 A list of FAQ's are posted on the web.
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Recreation, 1947 Center Street 1st floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: recreation@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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