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San Pablo Park Climbing Structure

Berkeley Park Profile: San Pablo Park

As of April 2021, both playgrounds are open! Come check out the fabulous new play structures and play spaces.

Codornices concrete slide

Codornices Park in the Berkeley Hills

There are so many features to explore at Codornices Park in Berkeley that my experience of it has changed completely as my kids have grown older. We find new parts to enjoy with every visit.

Worth the Drive: Heather Farm Park & Playground in Walnut Creek

One unique feature of the colorful Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of turf covered mounds that children can slide down on.



Berkeley Park Profile: Cedar-Rose Park

Cedar-Rose Park in North Berkeley has a little fenced-in tot lot, wide open field, and big kid playground making it a great option for mixed ages.

Dreamland-Berkeley- Aquatic-Park-Swing

Berkeley Park Profile: Dream Land at Aquatic Park

Dream Land in the Aquatic Park area of Berkeley is a whimsical and adventurous playground that will inspire and excite your little ones’ senses.

the winning view from angel island

Angel Island with Kids: Family-friendly Hike and More

Taking our kids to Angel Island was like a mini vacation with a little of everything: boat ride (fun!), exercise, drinks, AND beautiful scenery.


Lake Anza from the sandy shore

When are Lake Temescal and Lake Anza Open for Swimming? Not Yet.

Lake Temescal and Lake Anza are open weekends until Memorial Day, then daily all summer. But wait! Check the water quality before you go.

Climb Berkeley's Indian Rock

It’s Free! Indian Rock Park

Wear athletic shoes and bring a camera because Berkeley’s Indian Rock will make you want to scale it and start snapping pictures immediately.

Climb in a cave at Rocky City

Gem of the East Bay: Rock City Trail at Mt Diablo State Park

Rock City is a fun place to explore, climb, and maybe even spot tarantulas!


The Temescal Farmer’s Market, Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt & Frog Park

This Oakland playground is filled on Sundays with folks who have walked over from the Farmer’s Market. Try it any day of the week!

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