Park Profile: Willard Park in Berkeley - 510 Families

Park Profile: Willard Park in Berkeley

Willard Park near Elmwood is a terrific park and playground for families with a large grassy field, tot play yard, and tennis courts.

There’s a fabulous, redesigned, fenced-in playground for toddlers.  Push children on baby swings or hop into a creative play structure. The giant tree has framed this mini park and provided shade for years. Ample benches provide comfort.

Willard Park playground in Berkeley
Willard Park toddler playground in Berkeley has a perimeter fence and sweet shady tree
Willard Park playground in Berkeley
Willard Park toddler playground in Berkeley has been recently redesigned with colorful climbing structures

Afternoons see school-age children all around the clubhouse. On weekends the whole park is busier, and more fun. You can see jugglers, yoga enthusiasts, slack liners, hula hoopers and an occasional bouncy house on the large well-maintained grassy lawn.

Seasonal events at Willard include a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt and summertime outdoor movies.

Willard tennis courts
Willard has two tennis courts available with night-time illumination | Photo: google street-view

Grab a snack at the nearby Whole Foods Market or in the Elmwood District’s many cute restaurants.


Note: Many adults without children hang out in this public park day and night.

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