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SHOREBIRD PARK


Location
Shorebird Park
160 University Avenue, Berkeley Marina
Marina/Southwest Berkeley

Getting There

Map of Parks; or check the link on The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: Parks in Berkeley Website for the park location on a Google map. 

Shorebird Park, situated along the southern shoreline at the Berkeley Marina provides great views, the fascinating Shorebird Nature Center, picnicking sites, and children’s play areas.

Check Shorebird Nature Center Home Page for frequently updated information about park happenings.

 Features

  • Multi-purpose turf area

  • Children’s play area featuring disabled-accessible playground equipment for both tot and school-age children, including swings, and climbing apparatus. 

  • Picnic areas with BBQ.  The park picnic sites are small and limited to groups under 50 only (Ord 6579-ns).  Groups with more than 50 need to get a special event permit and should use Cesar Chavez Park or other sites.

  • Drinking Fountain 

  • Hiking/trails

  • Marina vistas; great views south from South Sailing basin

  • Shoreline area with beach

  • Shorebird Nature Center ,  a Straw bale building with exhibits inside which features ; a 50-gallon bay aquarium, and a 30 gal fresh water tank; a “Please Touch Me  Gently” table and other wildlife displays. Next door, the Classroom has two 180 gallon tanks, one fresh and one Bay. and our microscope lab and wet lab.

  • The Marina Experience Program provides education,  recreation, and entertainment through presentations, classes, and workshops, and the Berkeley shoreline clean-up and adopt-a-beach program. School year programs are offered for classes for all ages with exciting hands-on experience learning about San Francisco Bay ecology. Marine Biology and boating classes for individuals in the summer. Registration is in March and is open until filled, check the weblink for updates  

  • Adjacent to Adventure Playground, Cal Sailing Club, and the Cal Adventures Facilities
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For more information on programs at Shorebird Nature Center, call (510) 981-6720.

Restroom Available

Limited Parking Available

Acreage
6.17 acres; 268,770 sq. ft.

Accessibility

handicap   Park is wheelchair accessible, but no paved path to beach itself. 

Park Hours (unless otherwise posted)
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Shorebird Nature Center Hours (unless otherwise posted)
Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Classroom Programs: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Strawbale Nature Center Hours (unless otherwise posted)
Open to the public: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Please call (510) 981-6720 to verify hours

For questions on park maintenance, contact:
Marina Unit: Alonzo Chess Jr, (Marina Tel: 510-981-6731); AChess@ci.berkeley.ca.us

List of City Parks  Map of City Parks 

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