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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 Department.

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 Online Registration Conversion Delay  - Due to unforeseen technical issues, our online registration transition to the new BlueRec system has been delayed beyond our originally anticipated launch date of April 26, 2017. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of service for our customers, which means that we want to make sure to alleviate any system issues prior to moving all registration transactions over to the new system.     [more...]

2017 Summer Registration Starts April 5th! -


Click the button below
 to register! 



Winter Spring Activity Guide 2017 - 2017_Winter_Spring_Activity_Guide_Cover [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...]

Berkeley Rose Garden Grand Re-Opening Celebration - Come join us for a grand re-opening of the Rose Garden, as we celebrate Mother's Day on Saturday, May 13th at 11:00am. [more...]

Sports Field Conditions - City fields are open for the season.  For daily field condition updates, call 510 981-5161. [more...]

Closure of Grove Tennis Courts - Due to construction, the Grove Tennis Courts are closed at this time.  They are scheduled to be closed through August 31, 2017.  This date is subject to change.  All updates and changes for the Grove Playground/Tennis court project will be provided on the website. [more...]

Berkeley Skate Park is Temporarily Closed - The Berkeley Harrison Skate Park at 5th and Harrison Streets will be closed due to renovations from February 27, 2017 through May 6th.  The project renovations consists of the repair of six separate features of the park; the transition ramp, the rollover on the north side of the park, the pump mound, the wall at bowl ledge at west side of park, the flat bar in the north east area of park, and reconstruction of metal coping on edges located in center and north side of the park.  Click here to view notice.   [more...]

Registration for Select Summer 2017 Camps and Programs OPEN NOW!  - We hope you’ll join us for another FUN Summer in Berkeley.  [more...]

James Kenney Community Center Renovation & Seismic Retrofit - The James Kenney Community Center is CLOSED for Renovation & Seismic Retrofit and is scheduled to re-open June 2017.  [more...]

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

Echo Lake Camp 2017 Registration Dates - We will begin taking registration for 2017 Summer Echo Lake Camp programs on the following dates: [more...]

Rose Garden Tennis Court #1, #2 and #3 - Due to construction at the Rose Garden, Tennis Courts #1, #2 and #3 are closed until further notice. [more...]

Employment Opportunities - Welcome to the City’s Employment Page for Recreation Division programs. Here at the City of Berkeley, 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.  [more...]

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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