Welcome to the Trees / Parks at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Parks Recreation & Waterfront.
The Parks Division maintains and manages Berkeley’s parks, street medians and triangles, and the municipal urban forest . This includes recreation buildings, pools, sports fields, ball courts, tot and school age children’s play area, and street and park trees. Berkeley's Municipal Urban Forestry Unit maintains existing City trees, primarily through safety pruning and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous, or have other non-correctable problems. Additionally, the Forestry Unit plants new and replacement tree and administers the Coast Live Oak Tree Removal Moratorium Ordinance.
Upcoming Capital Improvement Community Meetings - The City invites you to a community meeting to voice your ideas on park improvements using Measure WW funds for the following neighborhood parks: [more...]
Ohlone Park Renovation Plan - A Preliminary Renovation Plan for the Ohlone Dog Park was presented to the Parks and Waterfront Commission on September 10, 2014. Based on comments received from the Commission, the public, and maintenance staff, the plan was revised. The Revised Preliminary Renovation Plan was presented to the Commission on December 10, 2014. [more...]
Water Conservation Measures-Drought Response - On February 25, 2014, the City Manager provided a report to the City Council regarding measures proposed and already undertaken by the City to address the drought. The City has already implemented plans to scale back water use, curb leaks, and explore alternative sources of water. Additionally, City staff will be promoting water conservation measures to the general public, including advertising various policies and programs available to the community through the City or other agencies such as EBMUD. A summary of ongoing activity is detailed in the Council Report. [more...]