JOHN HINKEL PARK


LocationJohn Hinkel Park

41 Somerset Avenue between Southampton Avenue and San Diego Road -  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.

John Hinkel Park, located in a beautiful hillside oak grove offers a range of recreational opportunities as well as an amphitheatre for outdoor performances.

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

  • Multi-purpose turf and grassy areas

  • Magnificent oak grovesJohn Hinkel Park

  • Play area featuring swings, slides, teeter-totters

  • Picnic area with large fireplace and BBQ pit

  • Hiking and trails

  • Blueberry and Blackberry Creeks crossing the park site

  • Stage/amphitheatre

  • Clubhouse (currently boarded off and off-limits until further notice)

Rental

The amphitheatre is available for rental. For reservations or more information, call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or click here.

History

The park was built on land donated to the City of Berkeley by John Hinkel, a local capitalist and philanthropist who lived on Channing Way in Berkeley and died in 1926. It was dedicated for park purposes in 1918.

No Restroom Available

Limited Parking Available

Acreage

4.19 acres              182,520 sq. ft.

Accessibility
handicapWheelchair accessible to front row of seating in amphitheatre; rest of park is inaccessible due to steep grade and steps.

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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