INDIAN ROCK PARK
950 Indian Rock Avenue at Shattuck Avenue - Northeast Berkeley
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Indian Rock Park is one of Berkeley’s rock parks in the Northbrae area, providing great views and challenges for early-level rock climbing.
If you’re interested in rock climbing, check out the other Berkeley parks with rock features: Contra Costa Rock Park, Cragmont Rock Park, Great Stoneface Park, Glendale–La Loma Park, Grotto Rock Park, Mortar Rock Park, and Remillard Park.
Indian Rock Park was a gift to the City of Berkeley from Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Company during its development of the Northbrae area. It was dedicated for park purposes in 1917. Dick Leonard, the “father of modern rock climbing,” and noted environmentalist David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth, learned rock climbing and developed their mountaineering techniques at Indian Rock. Brower used this special knowledge to prepare training manuals during World War II, which proved critical in enabling the 86th Regiment of the U.S. Army to surprise the Germans at Riva Ridge in the North Appennines in Italy, the major action disrupting German lines in southern Europe.
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No Off-Street Parking
1.18 acres 51,400 sq. ft.
Not wheelchair accessible
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted
For questions on park maintenance, contact:
Mobile Unit 1: Landscape Gardener Supevisor, Pam Boland, PBoland@ci.berkeley.ca.us
or, you may contact Mobile Unit 1 by phone at (510) 981-6637.
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