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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.

Parks, Recreation & Waterfront (PRW) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) - Recurring capital funding from (Parks Tax, General Fund, Marina Funds, Camps Fund) is used to address our most critical unfunded needs and allows selected projects in our City parks to be accomplished annually. These funds along with Measure WW and other grants sources, provides funding for the restoration and improvements of parks and recreation facilities.  These improvements include safety and accessibility; replacing deteriorated play equipment; repairing or replacing site furnishings; improvements to existing playing fields for increased youth sports opportunities and basic infrastructure improvements including rehabilitation of sports courts, lighting, eroding walkways and irrigation renovations.  Click this Interactive Story Map to explore the CIP projects in their various stages.    [more...]

Ohlone Dog Park Grand Reopening and New Hours  - [more...]

James Kenney Park Improvements Update  -  A neighborhood meeting was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 6:30pm at the West Berkeley Library Meeting Room, 1125 University Avenue, between San Pablo Avenue and Curtis Street.  The topics of discussion included updates on various improvement projects around James Kenney Recreation Center and Park, including Q&A on: [more...]

Become A PRW Volunteer!   - The Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department is looking for volunteers!  Berkeley has welcomed individual and group volunteers for many years.  Members of the community have dedicated hours of service to our city by volunteering at special events, parks and activities, which help promote a sense of community, by bringing people together to make this city a wonderful place to live, work, and play.  [more...]

Upcoming Special Events and Community Meetings - Come join the community and enjoy outside special events and community meetings in your neighborhood. [more...]

Public Notice - Berkeley Bay Trail Extension Project - Phase 3 -  The City of Berkeley proposes to construct an approximately 625-foot long multi-purpose non-motorized trail and related features. The project will connect to and extend an existing segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail that provides an off-street pedestrian and bicycle link from the populated sections of the City of Berkeley to the Berkeley Marina. [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