1201 Euclid Avenue between Eunice Street and Bayview Place
- Northeast Berkeley
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Codornices Park offers a wide array of recreational and play opportunities in a beautiful hillside setting.
Full basketball court
Tot play area featuring tot train, swings, comfortable benches
School-age play area featuring popular 40-foot hill slide, large swings, track ride, 8' high wood structure with slide, sliding pole, and net climber.
Picnic areas for groups and individuals, including BBQ
Hiking/trails through sunny glade and groves of magnificent oaks, bay trees, and redwoods
Two forks of Codornices Creek
Tunnel underneath Euclid Avenue leading to the Berkeley Rose Garden
Group picnic areas and baseball fields are available for reservation or rental. For reservations and further information, please call the City Recreation Office at 510-981-5150, or click here.
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No Off-Street Parking
The picnic tables are accessible.
The main entrance from Euclid and play features are wheelchair accessible.
Open from dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.
One of the first parks in Berkeley, Codornices Park was opened in 1915 with a splendid field house, a fine tennis court, and many other play features. By an agreement dated October 11, 1921, the City of Berkeley leased the land, which was owned by the Water Company (succeeded by the East Bay Municipal Utilities District, or EBMUD) for $1.00 a year for 50 years. The City exercised the option to buy the land in 1967 and acquired the property from EBMUD for $68,968 on January 22, 1976. The softball field was added in 1970. A community group, Los Amigos de Codornices, came together in 1980 to develop a park plan and begin a series of community work parties to restore paths, meadows, hillsides, bridges, and trails.
For questions on park maintenance, contact:
Mobile Unit 1: 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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