GREG BROWN PARK


LocationGreg Brown Park

1907 Harmon Street (between Adeline Street and Shattuck Avenue) -  Southeast Berkeley

(You can click the thumbnail photo to see the full size picture)

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. 

Greg Brown Park offers a variety of opportunities for play and recreation.

FeaturesPlay AreaPlay Area

  • Full basketball court

  • Multi-purpose turf

  • Play area featuring climber, slide, tunnel, sand

  • Picnic area with BBQPlay Area

  • Clubhouse which the City leases to a community group

Access to the park is from the south side on Harmon Street.

History

This parcel of land was purchased by the City of Berkeley in the early 1900s, and in 1973 additional parcels were purchased with monies allocated from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funds. Park plans were developed in 1973, and the park and clubhouse were dedicated at an open house held on May 27, 1976. Originally called the Harmon Street Neighborhood Park, it was formally renamed after a youth who collapsed and later died while playing in a Berkeley High School basketball game.

No Restroom

No Off-Street Parking

Acreage

.58 acre                 25,270 sq. ft.

Accessibility

handicapBasketball courts, lawn, and picnic area are wheelchair accessible; rest of park is not.

Park Hours

Hours are limited; see posting at park.

September to June:

  • Monday through Friday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    (until 6:30 p.m. during daylight savings)

June to September:

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For questions on park maintenance, contact:

  Mobile Unit 2: Supervisor, Robert Maron, RMaron@ci.berkeley.ca.us 

 Senior Landscape Gardener, Matt Shogren, MShogren@ci.berkeley.ca.us

 

List of City Parks Map of City Parks