JOHN HINKEL PARK
41 Somerset Avenue between Southampton Avenue and San Diego Road - Northeast Berkeley
Map of Parks; or check the link on The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: Parks in Berkeley Website for the park location on a Google map.
John Hinkel Park, located in a beautiful hillside oak grove offers a range of recreational opportunities as well as an amphitheatre for outdoor performances.
Features (You can click the thumbnail photo to see the full size picture)
Multi-purpose turf and grassy areas
Magnificent oak groves
Play area featuring swings, slides, teeter-totters
Picnic area with large fireplace and BBQ pit
Hiking and trails
Blueberry and Blackberry Creeks crossing the park site
Clubhouse (currently boarded off and off-limits until further notice)
The amphitheatre is available for rental. For reservations or more information, call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or click here.
The park was built on land donated to the City of Berkeley by John Hinkel, a local capitalist and philanthropist who lived on Channing Way in Berkeley and died in 1926. It was dedicated for park purposes in 1918.
No Restroom Available
Limited Parking Available
4.19 acres 182,520 sq. ft.
Wheelchair accessible to front row of seating in amphitheatre; rest of park is inaccessible due to steep grade and steps.
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted
For questions on park maintenance, contact:
Mobile Unit 1: Supervisor, Sam, Wiley, Jr., SWiley@ci.berkeley.ca.us /
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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