Recreation Division
2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
TEL: (510) 981-5150, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-5160
Office Hours: 8:30am- 4:30pm, Email:


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Welcome to the Recreation Division at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Parks Recreation & Waterfront.

The Recreation Division offers a variety of programs and classes for all ages ranging from Tots and Pre-K to the teens After Spot, youth and adult sports, summer camps, and adult fitness. There is something for everyone throughout the year. The City of Berkeley also has 52 treasured parks located throughout the City that include athletic fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, skate park, community centers, Berkeley Marina and much more.

Recreation Customer Service Offices - These are located in neighborhood facilities, where residents can more easily sign up for classes, camps, and programs.  The two offices are located at: [more...]

National Night Out Activities - The Young Adult Project (YAP) presents Stop the Violence Block Party on National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 3:00 - 7:00pm!  The City’s Recreation Division in partner­ship with McGee Ave. Baptist Church is hosting a Stop the Violence Block Party on McGee Avenue between Oregon and Stuart Streets.  Our message is to promote non-violence and encourage South Berkeley residents to unite as a supportive community and focus on youth and families in the neigh­borhood. This event allows Berkeley teens to address their concerns about violence through dance, music, and public performance. This program will feature live entertainment, information booths, games, arts and crafts, and food.    

The Berkeley Marina in partnership with Skates Restaurant celebrates National Night out from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in Horseshoe Park. Music and refreshments will be provided while supplies last in an effort to bring the neighborhood together and promote a safe, cohesive, resilient community at the Waterfront.  


Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood.  [more...]

Playground Program - Are your kids getting restless?  Do they need some summer-time playground fun (and do you need a break)?  This is the right program for you! [more...]

Summer Lunch Program - Free summer lunch for Berkeley youth!  The California Department of Education Summer Food Program provides free meals to youth, ages 18 and under, at six locations in the City of Berkeley. [more...]

Berkeley Day Camp - Online Registration  Offering nine (9) week-long summer sessions, this traditional, outdoor summer day camp program is sure to please both campers and parents. Starting with supervised round-trip bus transportation from five (5) bus stop locations around Berkeley, a week of Day Camp will take campers to Tilden Park, the Berkeley Marina, on field trips, and to swim spots like Lake Anza and Crown Beach. Each week campers enjoy arts and crafts, interactive games, canoeing, and hiking, as well as group cook-outs and brand new special theme days. [more...]

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp   -

Echo Lake Camp Availability Calendar Summer 2016   


Rose Garden Tennis Court #1 - Due to construction at the Rose Garden, Tennis Court #1 (located at the west end) will be closed from Wednesday, June 15th through Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. [more...]

Employment Opportunities - Welcome to the City’s Employment Page for Recreation programs. We pride ourselves in continually offering exciting, interactive, and fun activities for all ages in the Berkeley community. If you have the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, you’ve come to the right place. The City offers temporary jobs in our Residential Camps, Community Centers, Sports Programs, Aquatics Facilities, and Playground Programs. [more...]


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Registration for Summer 2016 programs will begin at 

9:00 a.m. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

  Click the button below
 to register!



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Recreation Division, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5150
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903