This playground, located very close to Pump It Up in Oakland, will keep tots entertained for a while, and when it gets old, you can look for boats travelling through the Bay.
The Berkeley Kite Festival, the most gigantic non-concert outdoor event I’ve ever been to, takes place in the Berkeley Marina July 30 and 31st.
Lake Temescal and Lake Anza are open weekends until Memorial Day, then daily all summer. But wait! Check the water quality before you go.
Don’t go looking for a playground when you arrive at John Hinkel Park. What you’ll find is more exciting. Paths lead up to an abandoned wooden clubhouse, which you could easily convince me is haunted.
May 21 is Kids to Parks Day, a day to visit any local or national park in the U.S. Many parks host organized events, or you can do your own thing.