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.
PRW FY15 Director's Update - The purpose of this document is to provide residents with a current update on Capital, Design, Major Maintenance and Planning Projects, Leases and Special Events that the PRW Department is engaged in during Fiscal 2015 (July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015) [more...]
Temporary Closure - Terrace View Park - Portions of Terrace View Park will be closed for improvements. Closures will begin after April 27, 2015. The work will be done in two phases and will be complete by end of summer. The first phase consists of replacing the deteriorated drain pipes that take water from Fairlawn Drive down to and across Queens Road. We anticipate completing phase by June 1, 2015. [more...]
Temporary Closure - Virginia-McGee Tot Land - The park will be closed for renovations from May 4 through June 30, 2015. The renovations will include the drainage, irrigation, the large play area, pathways, turf and ADA access considerations. [more...]
Drought Response - It is dry. With California facing its fourth year of severe drought, Berkeley is working to conserve water. In response to Governor Brown's first-in-state-history mandate for cuts in potable urban water use statewide, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) set a goal to reduce water use by 20% district-wide compared to 2013. Conserving water and using it more efficiently helps mitigate the growing stress on the state's water resources. [more...]
Become A PRW Volunteer! - 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: [more...]
Parks: Ohlone Park - Ohlone Dog Park Renovation Plan [more...]
Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (BTC) Update - On August 25, 2013, BTC was largely destroyed during the Rim Fire. In order to rebuild BTC, the City and the United States Forest Service (USFS) need public feedback. Over the next three months the City of Berkeley in collaboration with the United States Forest Service (USFS) will be undertaking a public process that will help shape the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Master Development Plan. This public process will consist of four Public Meetings and a series of presentations the first week of Echo Lake High Sierra Camp. For more information click on the following links: Berkeley Tuolomne Camp , Press Release, BTC Newsletter and Conceptual Drawings. Off Agenda Council Report, and Survey. [more...]
Biological Resource Assessment - Cesar Chavez Park -
Update on the Biological Resource Assessment - Off Leash Dog Area - Cesar Chavez Park: In the Fall of 2014, the City of Berkeley requested an update on the Biological Resource Assessment of the off leash dog area (OLA) at Cesar Chavez Park. The public is invited to submit written comments on the report to Roger Miller, Parks and Waterfront Commission Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 21, 2015. [more...]