DOROTHY BOLTE PARK
540 Spruce Street at Michigan Avenue - Northeast Berkeley
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Dorothy Bolte Park, with its beautiful views looking down from the hillside, offers play areas and places to picnic.
School-age play area featuring climbers (fastest way down is via a 40-foot concrete slide: use at your own risk)
Tot play area featuring tot swings, wooden climbing structure with slide, sand
Vista/overlook with fantastic views
The City of Berkeley purchased this property in 1940. In June 1969, residents requested development of a neighborhood park at the site, and the first improvements were constructed. Neighbors agreed to plant and maintain the landscaping. Further improvements were made in 1970. In 1982, the California Conservation Corps renovated the landscaping at no cost to the City. In 1985, the Parks and Recreation Commission and City Council voted to name the park after Dorothy M. Bolte, a longtime dedicated Parks Department employee. In 1995 the upper terrace play equipment was replaced and upgraded. In 2000, with the help of the Friends of Dorothy Bolte Park, school-age play equipment was added at the lower terrace.
No Off-Street Parking
1.19 acres 51,840 sq. ft.
Mostly wheelchair accessible; some steep areas and stairs are barriers to the play areas.
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted
For questions on park maintenance, contact:
Mobile Unit 1: Senior Landscape Gardener, Pam Boland, PBoland@ci.berkeley.ca.us
or, you may contact Mobile Unit 1 by phone at (510) 981-6637.
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