Welcome to the Trees / Parks at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Parks Recreation & Waterfront.
The Parks Division maintains and manages Berkeley’s parks, street medians and triangles, and the municipal urban forest . This includes recreation buildings, pools, sports fields, ball courts, tot and school age children’s play area, and street and park trees. Berkeley's Municipal Urban Forestry Unit maintains existing City trees, primarily through safety pruning and the removal of trees that have died, are considered hazardous, or have other non-correctable problems. Additionally, the Forestry Unit plants new and replacement tree and administers the Coast Live Oak Tree Removal Moratorium Ordinance.
Make a Donation! - Make a donation to help your favorite City park or to honor someone special! There are five parks funds to choose from. The funds go towards the direct cost of buying and installing everything we need to keep our parks in great shape. This includes playground equipment, trees and landscaping, picnic tables, games and sports equipment for youth, educational supplies at the Nature Center, transportation for youth programs, and waste receptacles to help keep parks clean. Memorial benches are another way to honor someone special. All donations of $50 or more are tax-deductible. For more information, contact Wanda Williams at the Parks Administration Office at (510) 981-6700, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the City’s parks website: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/PRW/ [more...]
Parks: Ohlone Park - Ohlone Dog Park Renovation Plan [more...]
Water Conservation Measures-Drought Response - On February 25, 2014, the City Manager provided a report to the City Council regarding measures proposed and already undertaken by the City to address the drought. The City has already implemented plans to scale back water use, curb leaks, and explore alternative sources of water. Additionally, City staff will be promoting water conservation measures to the general public, including advertising various policies and programs available to the community through the City or other agencies such as EBMUD. A summary of ongoing activity is detailed in the Council Report. [more...]