Parks Recreation & Waterfront
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-6700, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-6710
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Email:


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Welcome to the Parks Recreation & Waterfront site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

Our goal is to provide quality parks, recreation and waterfront facilities.  The department is committed to administering excellent recreation programs at our community centers, camps, marina and parks; continuing to develop new programs that fulfill the City's 2020 Vision, maintaining our trees and municipal urban forest, landscaping and infrastructure; and developing Capital Projects with community input to improve and enhance resident's park and facility experience.

Community Parks Day - Volunteer Recognition Ceremony - You are invited to join PRW for Community Parks Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9 – 2 pm  at San Pablo ParkThere will be opportunities for volunteers to work with City parks maintenance staff to plant trees and spruce up nearby parks. It will be followed by a BBQ lunch (for the volunteers), and a kickoff for the new “Volunteer  Opportunities & Recognition Program”.  Community Parks Day will include a recognition ceremony to honor selected outstanding citizens who have volunteered many hours of community service over the past few years, and a parks carnival for the kids that include tree climbing and landscape maintenance demonstrations, rock climbing, and much more. [more...]

Volunteer Opportunities -   


The City of Berkeley Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department has depended on volunteers for many years.  Members of the Berkeley community have dedicated hours of service to their city by volunteering for special events, projects, and activities, which helps promote a sense of community, bringing people together to make this city a wonderful place to live, work, and play.  To find out more click on these links:

Volunteer Flyer 
Volunteer Agreement and Release Form  
Recreation Activity Guide.  

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: 



Contact Phone #
09-20-14Shoreline Cleanup


09-27-14Community Parks Day


10-18-14Tree Planting Day


10-25-14Make a difference Day


10-26-14Pumpkin Patch Dash


10-31-14Thrills and Chills Haunted House


10-31-14Halloween Community Parade    


11-08-14Berkeley Project Day


12-06-14Tots Winter Carnival


12-19-14   Visit from Santa



Parks Make Life Better


Water Conservation Measures-Drought Response -   [more...]

OHLONE DOG PARK RENOVATION—CONCEPTUAL PLANS ‘A’ and ‘B’ - The PRW Capital Improvements Projects invites you to review the Ohlone Dog Park Renovation Conceptual Plan A and Conceptual Plan B.  Should you have additional feedback on the plans or related issues, please email your comments to Roger Miller, Berkeley Parks Senior Management Analyst, at, no later than Monday, May 5, 2014.  He can also be reached at (510) 981-6704. [more...]

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Parks Recreation & Waterfront, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-6700
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903