CRAGMONT ROCK PARK
960 Regal Rd, at Easter Way (east of Euclid Avenue) - Northeast Berkeley
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Cragmont Rock Park is one of Berkeley’s rock parks in the Northbrae area, providing great views and challenges for rock climbing beginners.
(You can click the thumbnail photo to see the full size picture)
Rock outcrop for rock climbing
Basketball (1/2 court)
Picnic area with BBQ
Vista/overlook with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay
Gazebo (popular for outdoor weddings)
The gazebo is available for reservation or rental. For reservations or more information, call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or click here.
If you’re interested in rock climbing, check out the other Berkeley parks with rock features: Contra Costa Rock Park, Great Stoneface Park, Glendale–La Loma Park, Grotto Rock Park, Indian Rock Park, Mortar Rock Park, and Remillard Park.
Neighborhood residents bought the land for Cragmont Rock Park from the Cragmont Land Company and donated it to the City of Berkeley at purchase price. It was dedicated for park purposes in 1920. Dick Leonard, the “father of technical climbing,” formed the Cragmont Climbing Club, which was absorbed a few months later into the Sierra Club’s Rock Climbing Section. Using the techniques he had learned climbing at Cragmont Rock, Leonard planned the first technical rock climb in Yosemite in 1934. Leonard led over a hundred expeditions and climbs in the Sierra Nevada, at times with his friend, environmentalist David Brower, making many first ascents on mountains earlier thought impossible to climb.
Restroom Available Weekdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only (not wheelchair accessible)
No Off-Street Parking
3 acres 130,680 sq. ft.
Not wheelchair accessible from street. There is a driveway connect to overlook, but too steep for wheelchair accessibility. The lawn area on the top of the park is flat and the covered gazebo is accessible.
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted
For questions on park maintenance, contact:
Mobile Unit 1: Landscape Gardener Supervisor, Pam Boland, PBoland@ci.berkeley.ca.us
or, you may contact Mobile Unit 1 by phone at (510) 981-6637.
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