CRAGMONT ROCK PARK

Location Cragmont Rock Park

960 Regal Rd, at Easter Way (east of Euclid Avenue)  -  Northeast 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. 

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)

FeaturesOurcrop for Rock Climbing

  • Rock outcrop for rock climbing

  • Multi-purpose turf

  • Basketball (1/2 court)

  • Picnic area with BBQ

  • Vista/overlook with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay

  • Gazebo (popular for outdoor weddings) 

Rentals

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 ParkGreat Stoneface ParkGlendale–La Loma ParkGrotto Rock ParkIndian Rock ParkMortar Rock Park, and Remillard Park.   

History

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

Acreage

3 acres                   130,680 sq. ft.

Accessibility

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.

Park Hours

6 a.m. to 10 p.m. unless otherwise posted

For questions on park maintenance, contact: 

Mobile Unit 1: Supervisor, Sam, Wiley, Jr., SWiley@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Senior Landscape Gardener, Pam Boland, PBoland@ci.berkeley.ca.us  

or, you may contact Mobile Unit 1 by phone at (510) 981-6637.  

  

 

 

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