KING SCHOOL PARK


King School Park Location

Hopkins Street east of Colusa Avenue - Northwest 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. 

King School Park is owned by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and maintained by the City of Berkeley.  By a joint-use agreement between the City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), King School offers public access to its play areas, tennis courts, running track, gym, and basketball courts when school is not in session and daytime access to its tot play area.

Features

  • Multi-purpose turf

  • King School Park Fence-enclosed, disabled accessible tot play area featuring swings, climber, slide and sand box.

  • School-age disabled accessible play area featuring large swings, 12' high cable-net climber.

  • Drinking Fountain

  • Picnic area

  • Public Swim Center (King Warm Water Pool)

  • Adjacent school facilities include basketball courts, tennis courts (5), and running track, available to the public when school is not in session

The Public Swim Center (King Pool) is available for reservation. For further information, please call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150. The King Pool phone (to hear recorded information only) is 510-644-8518.

History

King School Park was built with Measure Y funds after voters passed a bond measure in 1974 to fund additional park development to meet the recreational needs of Berkeley’s citizens. It was opened to the public in 1979.

Acreage

1.72 acres              74,920 sq. ft.

Accessibility

Play areas are wheelchair accessible

Portable toilet available

Restrooms at the King Swim Center may be used when the building is open.

Park Hours

Unless otherwise posted (upon principal’s discretion):

Tot Play Area:

  • Dawn or 6 a.m. to dusk or 8 p.m.

Other Joint Use Areas:

  • School Days: 4 p.m. to dusk or 8 p.m.

  • Non-School Days: dawn or 6 a.m. to dusk

Call King Pool phone for pool hours, 510-644-8518

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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