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.
COMMUNITY CREW DAY - STRAWBERRY CREEK PARK - Come join community volunteers and the staff of the City’s Parks Division for a Community All Crew Day in Strawberry Creek Park on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. We will remove ivy, clean the sandbox and ball courts, and perform general cleanup in the park. Sign in at 8:30 a.m., at Allston Way and Strawberry Creek Park basketball courts. Staff will host a lunch in a nearby community center for volunteers and staff. The City will supply gloves and tools. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate. Anyone who participates is required to sign a volunteer waiver from liability form. [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...]